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Who has seen it then? It's pretty damn good, innit? Not even bothered they screenplay-raped the comic.
Going to go during the week though, so excited :D is the comic definitely worth getting?
Derail: are you enjoying Scott Pilgrim slightly more than you were initially? I'm going to order the rest of them later today :)
The trailer didn't fill me with hope for the film though.
and I've been following Bryan Lee O'Malley on twitter and he seems very excited, so... I'm hopeful :) one of the things that I read from preview stuff (although isn't really clear from the trailer, so who knows) is that Edgar Wright manages to direct it in such a way that he removes the Michael Cera-ness from Michael Cera. That would be great.
Obviously it will still only be (at most) 3% as exciting as Predators, but that's because Predators is probably the most exciting thing in the world ever.
They're just flashing images and loud noises and stupid fonts.
In dunno, being hugely referential in books/comics seems OK, but it tends to fuck me off in films, so I'm not gonna hold my breath. We'll see though.
convinced me it was something that I'd definitely want to go and see.
I liked it, but I didn't love it. I kind of think the funny parts should have funnier, if that makes sense, to help even out the tone of the film.
I haven't read the comic, so can't make any comparisons, though I do love Mark Millar generally (Civil War nearly makes me cry).
Really liked the lead guy as well and his "I'm a loser" quality wasn't as annoying as I thought it was going to be.
Also, Nic Cage (who I thought was excellent) has redeemed himself from all the shitty "running around with a torch in jeans bullshit" he's done in the last 7 years or so.
I was the only one in the cinema who laughed really loudly when he got hit by the car.
I was jumping up and down in my seat I was enjoying it so much
It had the perfect blend of tension and actually engaging with the characters, with some bits actually being quite distressing. But it never lost sight of the fact that it's premise is actually quite ridiculous. In fact, it revelled in it.
In particular the dad and Red Mist's faces as they watched Hit Girl kill everyone, and "I'm getting the bazooka"
Every line of Nic Cage's was absolute GOLD
Or what happened on Lost"
which is a good thing
That's pretty much my favourite piece of music from a film.
Or was the Metro lying to me this morning?
I think it's probably one of the greatest films I've ever seen :D
HitGirl is incredible :D
(just a shame that the girl who plays her is in the American remake of 'Let the Right One In', which shall no doubt be turd)
It fucking rocks! :D
i think the scene where she uses the strobe light on her gun is probably the best scene of action i have ever seen in a film. just unbelievable.
i think this film will probably be the first film i ever go see twice at the cinema. to quote the guy who video'd kick ass... 'IT'S FUCKING AWESOME!!'
and the scene near the end in the corridor... :D :D :D :D
How the hell it got a 15 certificate absolutely beats me - other than if I was 15 I'd really want to see it.
Imitative violence, kiddies playing with knives, big swearing, it's got the lot. This is a recommendation rather than me getting all Daily Mail.
but the action was more exciting than gory if you know what I mean. She sliced someone's leg off at the knee and it was shocking but it was all done in a split second. COMIC BOOK VIOLENCE
GREAT FILM anyway! Nicolas Cage, between this and Bad Lieutenant you are massively back in the good books. He was genuinely really funny and creepy and believable in this. Good camp 60s Batman voice.
unlike most of teh comic books films
it's pretty stupid.
Both times I went there was one person who laughed at him ssppooiilleerrss being hit by the car ssppooiilleerrss. He sounded like Cyril Sneer as well. What a sicko
Although I enjoyed this more:
'The movie's writers want us to see Hit-Girl not only as cool, but also sexy, like an even younger version of the baby- faced Oriental assassin in Tarantino's Kill Bill 1. Paedophiles are going to adore her.'
I thought she was cool. I'd best use the rest of my Easter weekend hollowing out a rape cavern somewhere.
ALSO I'd have thought extremely violent vigilante justice would be right up your average DM reader's (safe, suburban) street. Guess they must all be paedos too then.
cos one of kick-ass' friends jokily says 'i'm in love with her [hit girl]'...
so funny :D
"People have said Daily Mail readers and church groups are up in arms about it but I’m a Daily Mail reader and go to church every week and I’m not offended. It’s made by Daily Mail readers for Daily Mail readers."
My younger brother just dropped this tenuous celebrity link when I brought this up - Johnson is his ex-girlfriend's ex-boyfriend.
The most enjoyable film I've seen in ages.
It's the best action film to come out in years, the best 'superhero' story to come out in years, the best comedy to come out in years and the best family/relationship drama to come out in years.
I haven't wanted to whoop and cheer in a cinema like that since the corridor scene in Oldboy. I would have given it a standing ovation had I been able to pause it during those moments.
I think it's the best Superhero film. Pretty much perfect.
4/5 for me.
I did find it a bit close to the bone at times due to my ever-relenting fear of knife blades though...
fingers crossed i don't end up on the sex offenders register
that and zombieland are the best things to happen to hollywood in decades.
srsly, so good
although it is miles better than the (very good [fun]) Zombieland.
i only watched zombieland a few days ago and would totally class them together, so many similarities.
but kick-ass was just much funnier / more extreme / action sequences were better, etc.
great sequel potential for both too
I think Kick-Ass is one of those ones where they shouldn't bother. It wrapped up very nicely for me even though ***SPOILER*** thingy had his new mask at the end there ***SPOILER***
Zombieland though definitely.
All the studios turned it down. It's amazingly a British independent movie!
I wonder how many people at Hollywood studios are getting their own asses kicked for not picking it up?
if so colour me wrong and very impressed.
to be as wanky as possible then, theyre the best things to happen to "mainstream cinema" in ages
the director and Brad Pitt! (He's mates with Pitt since he produced Snatch)
It was only sold to Lionsgate (U.S/Universal UK) after the film was finished.
and starred Angelina Jolie.
And was shite.
That explains why they've got a British kid as the main character.
Mark Strong was ace, as was everyone else. Such a great great film.
But I'm genuinely inspired by the honest reviews and will be going to see this as soon as I can. Glad cinema's getting good again :)
I'm sure I'm not alone.
Universal praise from DiS? Must be a first?
Not as funny as I thought it would be, but good action sequences. Wins extra marks for having a small girl saying 'fuck'. Which IS big and clever, as we all know.
that bit with the strobe light aw maaaan
- made worse by the presence of McLovin constantly reminding you how much funnier superbad was. Also the main evil dude's rubbish american accent was slightly distracting
Do you mean the guy playing Kick Ass? His accent was pretty good, I thought...
It wasn't Stanley Tucci, it was Mark Strong.
It threw me a little at first too.
making it the only film I've seen twice at the cinema. One of the best films EVER.
I'm quite tempted to go and see it again
this thread's quite ambiguous
I honestly can't believe people are saying it's one of the best films they've ever seen. It was fun and silly and a nice kind of hangover type film but that's it. I'm a bit gutted as I wanted to really love it like everyone else seems to.
Is it because I'm old and stupid?
and I LOVED it.
because it is true.
Far from the best film I've ever seen, but having said that I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.
and I haven't even seen it yet.
NOW SHOWING: THE SPIRIT 3
Enjoyed it but can't see why people are raving about it.
I didn't know that kid in it is engaged and expecting a child with Sam Taylor Wood though, crazy.
he's really boring.
but not as much as I thought I would. I didn't like that they used the music from Sunshine because it jarred me out of the scene as I couldn't remember what film it was from so that distracted me. I was annoyed that we didn't get a Scott Pilgrim trailer, which I'd been avoiding online so that I could see it on a big screen without my crappy laptop freezing up every 20 seconds.
Still good though. Nic Cage was awesome.
Hit Girl was ace!
The film has lived up to the hype it gets, definitely. Go see it if you already haven't.
As a few have already said, it's good but not great.
The script was flat and I just didn't find it that funny. The most I could conjure was a little snigger at the line about Lost.
I would have preferred a whole film about Hit Girl and Big Daddy, didn't care much for Kick-Ass/Dave.
whole MySpace thing, does it feature heravily in the comic? it just seemed reeeeaaaally outdated. but thats from someone who spends usually at 3 or 4 hours a day online.
didnt really bother me much though
I had so much fun. HitGirl and Nic Cage were brilliant. The way he called her "child" had me sniggering every time.
The Nic Cage warehouse scene, the strobe light scene and the corridor scene were wonderful to watch. I can't remember seeing action sequences like those and being so amazed, certainly not in any recent action/superhero film.
Constant, eight-food-wide grin-inducing mania. Great action, really funny, characters that you actually care about, repeatedly shocking in the best possible ways. Saw it last night and probably catching it again with some other folks tonight.
Pure entertainment, in the same way Drag Me To Hell was last year. Joyful.
all this talk of sex makes me worry about him
the film must have really turned him on
Gonna watch it on repeat for the rest of time