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Kick-Ass the movie...Has anyone seen it yet?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by JacoLesFlea, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006
    I am going this afternoon to check it out I heard it is good but some issues with the language used by the purple-haired girl..then I heard she pretty much steals the show. Looking forward to seeing it. :hyper:
  2. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    It is awesome. I saw it last week. I am sure some nerd is going to tell me that teh comic book was better, but I don't care. Comics are for nerds! :D
  3. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth ¡No me gustan mis pantalones!

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    I enjoyed it to an "I will own it" level. Lots of fun. Regarding the comic, Millar has openly said it was written with becoming a movie in mind. I haven't read the source material, but I want to, now.

    Yes, I am a nerd.
  4. I haven't read the comic, but I probably will (like smurf, a bit of a nerd here), but the film was brilliant.

    And the parts regarding the wee lass were awesome, she really does steal the show!
  5. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    read all the comics. enjoyed the movie. the comic is even more shocking, hehe.
  6. One of my favourite recently released movies. I do have issues with the little girl's language. I think the movie would have been fine without it. The fight scenes were superb.
  7. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Yeah it was a pretty good movie. I saw it last weekend. I also like that it sets up for a sequel, which if I understand correctly the series creator still has to write.

    I personally didn't have a problem with the little girl's language. But characters like that I find kind of annoying, when the girl is like 8-12 and talks like she's 20-30. Its a little hard to believe.
  8. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I've read a few issues of the comic (don't keep up with comics much anymore) and liked it, but will probably wait for the DVD release to see the movie. It's kind of a cool concept but kind of jarred me the wrong way. I like John Romita Jr but there was something narcissistic about how the violence was handled in the comic and the trailers look like the movie kept that quality.
  9. That movie is the pwnage. For some reason, violence like that doesn't bother me that much...which is a bad thing.

  10. rarbass


    Jul 3, 2008
    For me it's not so much that I have a problem with swearing itself, it just seemed unnecessary and in movies when they put too much swearing on purpose like that, it rubs me the wrong way. Again, it's not that I have any problem with people swearing, trust me lol, but it just doesn't feel natural when it's so exaggerated. Especially the girl swearing while talking to her father. While it was humourous, again it just doesn't feel natural.

    As for the violence? Well that's no surprise. I guess it's probably true to the comic.
  11. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    the movie's entirely about being as ridiculous and shocking as possible, or that the various creatives could muster.
  12. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Alta Loma, California
    going to see it tonight at 10. I'm looking forward to it!
  13. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    I coincidentally just got back from seeing it. It was a lot of fun! Definately want to check out the comics now...
  14. John Ruiz

    John Ruiz

    Oct 9, 2000
    Plano, Tx
    It's awesome. The language didn't bother me at all, but I can see how it was a little overdone. I would have cut out a little bit just to make the shock value more potent when it was used.
  15. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Watched the movie and then read the comic. There are a lot of differences between the two. I liked the comic better.
  16. Nappa


    Dec 20, 2006
    Fargo,North Dakota
    It was kick-ass.
  17. WickedPissah


    Jan 22, 2008
    I liked it quite a bit.
  18. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    the plot of the movie vs. the source material diverged just enough to make it a bit of a problem for the second series/movie. (not as bad as jurassic park/the lost world, though. :p)

    it's also a bit of a problem... i don't know when romita jr and millar are going to put out the next collection, but it can, in principle, start up within a matter of months, whereas the movie sequel would take two years-ish to release. (of course, the first series also took about two years to complete... :meh:)
  19. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Alta Loma, California
    honestly, I was a little disappointed. I was expecting it to be a thoroughly light-hearted escape from reality type film (which it was, for a while). I think they made it too serious when it was revealed that (spoiler alert, stop reading if you haven't seen it) the dad was actually a deranged ex cop that was basically brainwashing his child into becoming a killing machine. IMO, it kind of ruined the fun and ridiculous mood present prior to that, and made you think "oh, this isn't just preposterous destruction porn type debauchery with no grounding in reality, it's actually rather poignant".

    I guess the simplest way to iterate what I'm saying is that I was expecting a spoof-type film (think Hot Shots Part Deuce), and a spoof it was not.
  20. TortillaChip520


    Jun 3, 2008
    That's how I feel. I hate when little kids swear in movies, it's not that it offends me, it's just that you never hear kids talk like that in real life, so it's not too realistic. Plus kids are dumb and can't think of witty comebacks ;)

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