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    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2010
    Count with my two pennies....or better said my ten quid!

    will go here in the uk. whenever it gets released. I dont hold high hopes, but exactly that's a reason why I could dig it more.
    • CommentAuthorepalicki
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2010
    Going to see it tomorrow night. Cannot wait. Bought a copy of the new TPB, as well, because I'm a sucker for scripts.
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    I'm not cheap either...just broke.

    Sorry Celan. Did not mean to imply that your cheap:)

    As for being broke, I can say with some certainty, that we are both members of a very large club.

    Despite that, I have no problem giving what little money I make to Warren "The Shiny Dome of Acerbic Truth" Ellis. He entertains me.
  2.  (9044.84)
    I do want to see RED, as I want to do my bit for the official Padraig Horsefeed Fund.

    That said, my problem is too many movies and not enough time. RED is competing against Oliver Assayas' CARLOS (epic portrait of celebrity terrorist Carlos the Jackal), TAMARA DREWE (Posy Simmonds graphic novel adaptation featuring Gemma Arterton in very short shorts and displaying some very nice legs. Oh yes, and the hunky bare chested sweaty man is also an equally appealing plus), and the long-delayed for me WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (Davis Guggenheim looks at the state of American public education and gets quite a few teachers pissed off).
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2010
    Fairly good chances we'll be seeing it. It'll be refreshing to see talented people having fun.

    Had the weird experience of seeing issues of RED in a comic shop locally, but with new 'movie' version covers. Then I picked it up and looked inside and realized it had 'movie version' interiors, too. Completely different comic. I suppose I should have expected that, as they seem to make a comic of every movie now, I just don't pay that much attention anymore.

    I suppose mostly I just expected the original to be re-released with new covers, so I surprised myself, but then again maybe the business with Wildstorm going away and the movie studio having them makes the rights business complicated.
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2010
    A bit of a side-note, but is anybody else fairly impressed by the marketing campaign? When I mention it to people they actually know and are interested in what I'm talking about, as opposed to being frightened by the crazy comic fanatic flailing about and shouting at them.
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2010
    @Dj - yes! Been very surprised by some of the people around me super eager to go see it. I'm used to mentioning a comic book based movie and having some like my sister stiffen and joke about such nerdy things but this time she and others are just about as excited as I am. Sweet!
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010
    Holy fucking dogshit I am in the theater now in the middle of the flick and I am telling you GO SEE THIS FILM RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

    That is all I have to say.
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010
    yus yus HELEN MIRREN WITH A SNIPER RIFLE and that isn't even her best part in the film. But I did have to make a pro and con list to determine.

    At the risk of repeating myself, SEE IT NOW or sooner if possible.
    • CommentAuthorDutch Mike
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010
    Saw it Yesterday in The Hague.

    If you have a pig, get it and go see this film!
    • CommentAuthorbozza
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010
    Saw this last night at an advanced screening here in Nashville. It was only vaguely similar to the comic, but all in all a pretty good movie. A lot funnier than I would have though and not as dark as the comic.

    Overall very good imo. No real complaints about it.
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010
    Yes, I will be justifying your Daughter's pony.
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010
    Once my move is over and done, that pony is going to get funded like nobody's business.
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010
    Definitely need a good time. Still planning to see it Monday with the husband. With everything we've been going through with his health... itll be nice to get out and see something good. :P
    • CommentAuthorAkiramich
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010
    On my lunch break I drove to my local multiplex and picked up VIP reserved tickets for the Saturday evening showing and also replaced the recepticale where you return your 3D glasses with a vat full of Arse Eels. That'll learn all those morons who went to see Jackass...
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010
    Walked past the theater on my way to get caffeine and quarters, and noticed they were changing the sign. I get to watch it tomorrow after all!
    • CommentAuthorbumnote
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010 edited
    just watched a screener, apologies. really not here to troll or flame, cause i think a lot of mr ellis' work is genius and i also think this forum is full of a very talented community. and i did quite like the comic, though it was probably too short as is to make a feature film. like i say, i really dont want to cause offense, but it seems to me that hollywood took a big fluffy cuddly shit on red. my honest opinion, not gonna lie.
    • CommentAuthorHelljin
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2010
    They gave Red a pretty good review on the local radio, KOMO 1000, this morning. I want to see this but I haven't managed how I'm going to sneak out of the house this weekend and leave the wife to deal with the kids.
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    but it seems to me that hollywood took a big fluffy cuddly shit on red. my honest opinion, not gonna lie.

    Like I said before: it's an adaptation, not a translation. That ain't going to sit right with everybody.

    And short stories are made into films all the time. You've probably watched some and not even known it.
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    My university's newspaper gave it a bad review. I've already sent them a large ticking package in retribution.