Not signed in (Sign In)
    •  
      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
     (7816.1)
    So I just got home from a free screening of Kick Ass, and I left feeling angry and let down. Everything I loved about the comic they turned into a horrible hollywood cliche. I don't want this to sound like an angry fanboy rant though. Even if I hadn't read the comic it just wasn't a good movie. It's a joke. Awful, just awful.
    • CommentAuthorAdam K
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
     (7816.2)
    You're angry and letdown over something you saw for free?
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2010
     (7816.3)
    @Adam K: There isn't a logical disconnect for being angry and letdown by something you see for free if that's what you're implying. Regardless of the price he paid to go and see Kick Ass, he had hopes and expectations that were not met and therefore he was angry and let down.

    I still hope it's good (I don't know how similar your and my tastes are @ErikCJones). I have done a bit of research into it (and checked out some previews and footage), as somebody mentioned it here at Whitechapel, but I haven't read the comic as it seems nigh on impossible to get. I'm hoping this will be rectified closer to the movie's release date in my country (New Zealand).
    •  
      CommentAuthorPaladine
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2010
     (7816.4)
    Also, Eric paid two hours (plus drive) of his time, and possibly bought expensive drinks or popcorn.

    I hope Eric just has bad taste in film because the previews, so far, haven't looked too bad. Sorry, Eric.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2010
     (7816.5)
    @Paladine

    I also had hope for the D&D movie and look what that got me.
    •  
      CommentAuthorJJH
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2010
     (7816.6)
    Even if I hadn't read the comic it just wasn't a good movie. It's a joke.


    But... isn't the comic a joke? I don't mean that in a bad way, but I've read the book (and love it), and I've never felt that it was supposed to be anything but outlandishly over the top and insane, not "serious" at all... so fill us in... "joke" how?
    •  
      CommentAuthorPaladine
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2010 edited
     (7816.7)
    @RenThing: Oh God. Yeah.
  1.  (7816.8)
    without getting in to how i feel about this movie etc etc, i saw the theatrical trailer this past weekend and if it is nearly as violent or over the top as the comic was then they really are advertising it wrong. it looks to be a fun, colorful, pg13 type action-comedy...it doesnt affect me, but it just seems odd
    •  
      CommentAuthorJJH
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2010
     (7816.9)
    You should see the Red band Trailer...
    •  
      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2010 edited
     (7816.10)
    The comic had it's humorous parts, but the story played straight, if that makes sense. Similar to what Joe Distort said, it's like a pg-13 movie that swears alot trying to seem like an R. I will say that the fight scenes were great, but I had already seen them in the red band trailers. Also, to each their own. Some may enjoy it, I personally left an angry and saddened.
    •  
      CommentAuthorm3t4lfi3nd
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2010
     (7816.11)
    You know I'm not expecting too much. I mean look at the orignal eight issue subject matter, it works fantastic as a comic IMO It's a thrill-ride, it's taking the medium and twisting it's ear a little and having fun in a violent manner, but as a movie I just don't think it will work as well, it can't within the confines of staying true to it's roots make the translation to the scren. To take everything that makes it a great comic, doesn't make a great movie.

    It better be violent and bloody though, or I will be let down...don't spoil it for me though please.

    np: Katatonia - Night is the New Day
    •  
      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
     (7816.12)
    We're not really going to have to go through this discussion again are we? Surely we all know the steps by now? "X-work" was awesome as a book/comic/TV-show/music video/movie but now that it's a [insert different medium here] it sucks. They totally left out (or put in) [insert whatever the complainer thinks that "X-work" had that made it fail to (or caused it to) suck].

    And then eventually somebody else will point out that different mediums and different creative talents will treat works differently and that it's better to simply examine each X-work without comparing one to the other.
    •  
      CommentAuthorJJH
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2010
     (7816.13)
    He's right. Lets not talk about anything because everything has already been talked about.
    •  
      CommentAuthorcosta_k
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2010
     (7816.14)
    Honestly;

    As long as no one repeats that whole "realistic take on superheroes" line of logic about this at me, I might go see it. The better half thinks the trailers look funny, so we might just go.
    •  
      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2010
     (7816.15)
    I'll watch it. I wasn't a fan of what I read of the comic, but the idea seems pretty fun.
    •  
      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2010 edited
     (7816.16)
    You know, back in the day, I read The Mask. And then I went to see the movie, The Mask. And I liked both of them as what they were. The original Mask comic miniseries was both blackly comic and horrifying. The Mask movie was... pretty much what you'd have expected from Jim Carrey. Which didn't make it bad, just far, far different from it's original comic source.

    My thing is that it's better to enjoy (or critique) a work in its terms instead of comparing differences caused by changes in medium or creator-control. If nothing else, you''re more likely to enjoy yourself. You're also far less likely to come off as a spoiled fanboy (No one has done that here, BTW. It's simply a possibility within these types of discussions).
  2.  (7816.17)
    @ericcjons

    I hate you. Not because you hated the movie, but because you got to see it earlier than me. Jealous.

    Seriously though, I've read the comic and it was fun. Didn't blow my mind. Based on the trailers, I'm expecting the same from the movie.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
     (7816.18)
    Just got back from a screening. I thought it was great fun. In fact, I liked it just as much as the comic.

    The best part though? John Romita Jr gets a bit of the Hollywood dollar. That man deserves it.
  3.  (7816.19)
    You almost sound like how I sounded after Watchmen. Left the theater halfway through the movie for that...which is the first time I ever did that. Sat through that steaming pile of Superman Returns and the first couple Star Wars prequels...but with Watchmen, that offense wouldn't stand.
  4.  (7816.20)
    No, I loved it. Saw a free preview as well, and it blew my mind. The Hit Girl action sequences, while completely SoD-breaking, are fantastically well choreographed and give modern action cinema some great original kills.