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Taco John
04-17-2010, 04:48 PM
Has anyone else seen this movie yet? It certainly lived up to its billing. I have to say, it was the strangest experience I've ever had in a movie theatre. Truly jarring at times as I watched the audience react to what was happening on the screen. I can't make up my mind about this movie. I certainly enjoyed it. But at the same time, it made me question our culture. Watching an 11-year old girl acting as a ruthless killer was a different experience.

Hogan11
04-17-2010, 04:55 PM
Just wait till real 11 yr. olds start acting it out.....you know it's gonna happen somewhere

Dagmar
04-17-2010, 04:55 PM
Cracking film.

GoBroncos84
04-17-2010, 05:56 PM
As a comic book nerd, I have to support movies like this. Most comic book adaptations get watered down into pg-13 versions for the sake of money, and the result is usually a terrible film. This is a GREAT comic, and I am excited to see it on the big screen. When the filmmakers are bold enough to convey the source material as it is intended, making it a rated R film, they will get my business. If these films don't do well, the adaptations will continue to be distorted and played down to the lowest common denominator because its safer. Too many crappy comic book movies out there now, its a trend that should not continue.

Archer81
04-17-2010, 06:00 PM
Considering our culture produces ICP and got the Great Barack Obama elected, I am not shocked by much anymore. But good comic book flicks are rare. Everything gets so childproofed it makes them mindnumbing.

For example, Batman should never be considered a kids story. The reality of the character is much darker than the Michael Keaton-Val Kilmer-George Clooney batmans...

:Broncos:

Taco John
04-17-2010, 06:06 PM
Considering our culture produces ICP and got the Great Barack Obama elected, I am not shocked by much anymore. But good comic book flicks are rare. Everything gets so childproofed it makes them mindnumbing.

For example, Batman should never be considered a kids story. The reality of the character is much darker than the Michael Keaton-Val Kilmer-George Clooney batmans...

:Broncos:


Mild spoiler alert... read at your own risk:



The little girl aside, there was a scene where the kid tries his superhero gig for the first time and gets stabbed and then hit by a car. The theatre was rolling in uproarious laughter. It was kind of shocking to witness. Or the very first scene where a kid commits suicide and the theatre was busting a gut over it.

The movie didn't know whether to be dark or comedy. Don't get me wrong. I'm not even trying to make judgements. I mean, I enjoyed the film. It lived up to its name. But I found it a little disturbing at the same time.

Archer81
04-17-2010, 06:08 PM
Mild spoiler alert... read at your own risk:



The little girl aside, there was a scene where the kid tries his superhero gig for the first time and gets stabbed and then hit by a car. The theatre was rolling in uproarious laughter. It was kind of shocking to witness.


I went to see the Watchmen with a friend of mine. She freaked out over the giant blue dingus on the screen but was OK with the midget mobster's henchmen getting his hands severed.

Wierd society.

:Broncos:

DHallblows
04-17-2010, 06:46 PM
The entire point of the movie was to be funny. You don't have a movie with McLovin in it and plan on it being intended to be dark. Were there several instances that were dark and twisted? Absolutely. But you can't seriously be disturbed because an audience laughs at points intended to be funny.

Spoiler below:

The scene where he gets shanked and stumbles into the street only to be hit by a car was great. The main reason was because it was realistic. That's what would actually happen if someone tried to be a super hero. Because of the tone of the movie, it was hilarious that after the already ****ty experience of being stabbed, to add onto that he gets plastered by a car.
As far as the suicide scene, the epicness of someone gliding from the top of a skyscraper to pull up at the very end of the decent heroically...but ending up crashing into a taxi. That was so unexpected you can't help but laugh. That laughing started before any mention of suicide.

epicSocialism4tw
04-17-2010, 06:57 PM
Kids always hate this, and it annoys adults who either are still kids or are still trying to be cool with the kids, but movies and music do have an effect on culture and should be handled responsibly.

Kids (teenagers included) can come up with some pretty wierd behaviors from what they embibe. Despite what Charles Barkley thinks, people on big screens are role models. Heck, even Super Mario was a role model...a boy down the street from me when I was a kid used to play Mario Bros on Super Nintendo all the time with his little brother. His little brother stabbed himself in the face with a steak knife because he thought that he would die and come back to life just like Mario. You never know what kids are going to take away from media.

baja
04-17-2010, 07:05 PM
Don't know why but nowhere on this thread is the name of the movie shown on my computer

SonOfLe-loLang
04-17-2010, 07:33 PM
Much different than I thought it would be. Quite bizarre, but not a bad movie experience.

SonOfLe-loLang
04-17-2010, 07:34 PM
Its the Observe and Report of this year

baja
04-17-2010, 07:34 PM
what's the name of the movie

SonOfLe-loLang
04-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Kick Ass

baja
04-17-2010, 07:41 PM
Kick Ass

I'm glad it's a kick ass movie but what the hell is the name of it.

SonOfLe-loLang
04-17-2010, 07:44 PM
I'm glad it's a kick ass movie but what the hell is the name of it.

Who's on first.

baja
04-17-2010, 07:46 PM
Who is on second.

whats on second

DHallblows
04-17-2010, 07:47 PM
I'm glad it's a kick ass movie but what the hell is the name of it.

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/funny-pictures-cat-sees-what-you-did.jpg

Tombstone RJ
04-17-2010, 09:12 PM
tj starts a lame thread again...

Taco John
04-18-2010, 12:57 AM
The entire point of the movie was to be funny.


I disagree. I think they were being purposefully ironic. I can understand why someone might think the point of the movie was to be funny. But I think there is a lot more thought put into the purpose of the movie. It's a good movie, and I could be wrong, but I think they're making their own "between the lines" commentary here.

CHANGSTER
04-18-2010, 01:29 AM
Its a fairly new comic and it just actually wrapped up with 6 issues I think. It was obvious the writer wrote it with the sole intent of selling the film rights. Hyped it up as the next big thing and a week after the first issue came out they announced it being made into a movie. Have to disagree with the earlier poster and say it wasn't really all that great. It was entertaining but it thought it was way more clever than it really was and I didn't give a crap about any of the characters by the end of it. The twists were definitely a case of the writer thinking he's more clever than he really is.


Haven't seen the movie though. I guess it could be a better film than read given all the over the top gore. Had a cool premise.

Hotwheelz
04-18-2010, 01:46 AM
Considering our culture produces ICP and got the Great Barack Obama elected, I am not shocked by much anymore. But good comic book flicks are rare. Everything gets so childproofed it makes them mindnumbing.

For example, Batman should never be considered a kids story. The reality of the character is much darker than the Michael Keaton-Val Kilmer-George Clooney batmans...

:Broncos:

Did you just compare producing ICP to producing a freaking president? Seriously?

KevinJames
04-18-2010, 04:19 AM
easily the best movie this year awesome movie, hilarious and tons of action some of the best action scenes i seen in awhile. 5/5 go see it unless your a sensitive person or something that would get offended and uptight by an 11 year old girl cursing and going on a killing spree.

its rated R for a reason and its sick twisted comedy with awesomely scripted action scenes.

buying it first day it comes out on DVD.

DHallblows
04-18-2010, 10:38 AM
I disagree. I think they were being purposefully ironic. I can understand why someone might think the point of the movie was to be funny. But I think there is a lot more thought put into the purpose of the movie. It's a good movie, and I could be wrong, but I think they're making their own "between the lines" commentary here.

Well yes, the plot itself isn't a happy comedy, but I really don't think you can look into this movie too much given the casting for it. It had twisted and all around ****ed up points in it, but the movie was sold as funny and that's why people were laughing at funny points that would seem otherwise in bad taste to laugh at. They cast young actors you don't know and show different parts to in trailers and the movie would be very different, but that's not how it was marketed. Now if you want to say there a commentary on society there, I may agree. But I think you're trying to find too much in this movie personally.

Archer81
04-18-2010, 11:22 AM
Did you just compare producing ICP to producing a freaking president? Seriously?


Both are products of the same culture.

So yes, seriously.


:Broncos:

DenverBroncosJM
04-18-2010, 12:15 PM
I want to see it. I'm assuming this blows Ghostbusters away?

misturanderson
04-18-2010, 01:01 PM
I'm assuming this blows Ghostbusters away?

Oh it does for sure.

Oddly enough I saw two guys come out of the theater with 3 kids that definitely shouldn't have been brought to the movie. Two of the kids looked like they couldn't have been older than 7 or 8 and then probably an older brother that was maybe 10. I was pretty shocked and appalled that someone would bring a kid (let alone 3) that young to an R-rated movie, especially this one (there were decapitations, legs chopped off, people graphically burned to death, anyone that wasn't stabbed or burned was shot in the head, all to go along with a fair amount of cursing and one fully-clothed sex scene).

ludo21
04-18-2010, 01:24 PM
Definitely a funny movie but I see where TJ stands on this.

Implying the kids in high school are going to have sex and then showing it (albeit nothing too obscene) are 2 different things. I thought the scene was over the top for my taste.

The little girl was definitely kick ass though. My mind is odd though, for some reason I find her killing people (movie style) ok, but when she was cussing through out I kind of cringed. (10- year old girl should not be saying stuff like she did)

buffbronco
04-18-2010, 01:42 PM
I come here as a diversion:afro: from politics. Keep it out, please.

Considering our culture produces ICP and got the Great Barack Obama elected, I am not shocked by much anymore. But good comic book flicks are rare. Everything gets so childproofed it makes them mindnumbing.

For example, Batman should never be considered a kids story. The reality of the character is much darker than the Michael Keaton-Val Kilmer-George Clooney batmans...

:Broncos:

Carmelo15
04-19-2010, 09:32 PM
Both are products of the same culture.

So yes, seriously.


:Broncos:

So you're a gay Republican? Seriously?

Carmelo15
04-19-2010, 09:38 PM
But I digress. The movie lived up to its name, although I really wasn't expecting it to be so graphic. I enjoyed but I'm glad I didn't take my little sister after all.

Archer81
04-19-2010, 09:43 PM
So you're a gay Republican? Seriously?


No. Im a gay conservative with libertarian overtones. Am I not allowed to state my opinion of the current Asshole in Chief?


:Broncos:

Carmelo15
04-19-2010, 09:54 PM
No. Im a gay conservative with libertarian overtones. Am I not allowed to state my opinion of the current a-hole in Chief?


:Broncos:

No I'm not saying you have to like Obama. I'm saying you being a gay conservative surprises me since conservatives don't give a sh*t about you're equal rights. But we can continue this discussion private messages. I just don't want to take over this thread with a political discussion any longer than we already have.

Taco John
04-19-2010, 10:31 PM
You mistake constitutional conservatives (ie. libertarians) with cultural conservatives. Constitutional conservatives are the best friends a gay person could have...

Taco John
04-19-2010, 10:35 PM
Definitely a funny movie but I see where TJ stands on this.

Implying the kids in high school are going to have sex and then showing it (albeit nothing too obscene) are 2 different things. I thought the scene was over the top for my taste.

The little girl was definitely kick ass though. My mind is odd though, for some reason I find her killing people (movie style) ok, but when she was cussing through out I kind of cringed. (10- year old girl should not be saying stuff like she did)


I know right. I enjoyed the movie, but I definitely thought that the writer was using his art to make some very pointed statements about American culture the entire way through.

baja
04-19-2010, 10:40 PM
"They hate us for our freedoms" - GWB

Houshyamama
04-19-2010, 11:23 PM
Its the Observe and Report of this year

THAT was one of the worst movies I've seen in years

v2micca
04-20-2010, 04:48 AM
I know right. I enjoyed the movie, but I definitely thought that the writer was using his art to make some very pointed statements about American culture the entire way through.


Well, its Mark Millar, that's pretty par for the course for him. He's the same guy that decided to turn Tony Stark into Dick Cheney for the Civil War storyline at Marvel Comics a few years back.

Having read both the Graphic Novel and seen the movie I was surprised at how faithful they stayed to the source material this time. (Considering that Millar's last Hollywood collaboration, Wanted, bore only a passing resemblance to the Comic it was based upon) I was also surprised at how much better the movie was than the comic book.

If you think the movie had issues with tone being inconsistent, than the book was completely all over the place. Nick Cage single-handedly saves the character of Big Daddy who in the book was written as one of those hard-boiled characters with dialog the looks fine on the printed page but would have been a disaster on screen if played strait. Cage's over the top Adam West tribute manages to make a character, that we should be viewing as a monster, into something simultaneously endearing and sympathetic.

Even the main character gets cleaned up a little in the film. He's obviously doing a riff on Toby Macguire's Peter Parker here, but it works a lot better than the more petulant and immature version we saw in the comic.

Overall, I would say it is a very fun take on the whole Super-hero Genre, (though Mark Millar once again thinks he has more to say than he actually does) Good popcorn flick. I think if you enjoyed The Boondock Saints Films, you'll dig this movie.

rmsanger
04-20-2010, 05:49 AM
So you're a gay Republican? Seriously?

hey no swear words in here.. keep it clean for the kids!

Xenos
05-03-2010, 03:38 PM
Glad to finally find this thread (buried as it was). I love this movie and have seen it two times. It deserves more love. If Quentin Tarantino made a comic book movie, it would probably be something similar to this. The various references, over the top violence, and witty dialogue certainly brings memories of Tarantino's work. Though the pacing is much faster and the movie overall is less self indulgent than his.

Chris
05-03-2010, 03:40 PM
I thought it was ok. The main kid (Kick Ass) is an english 19 year old engaged to a 43 year old pregnant with his child... and she's busted.

Jerry Curl
05-03-2010, 05:48 PM
Definitely a funny movie but I see where TJ stands on this.

Implying the kids in high school are going to have sex and then showing it (albeit nothing too obscene) are 2 different things. I thought the scene was over the top for my taste.

The little girl was definitely kick ass though. My mind is odd though, for some reason I find her killing people (movie style) ok, but when she was cussing through out I kind of cringed. (10- year old girl should not be saying stuff like she did)

Because kids in high school don't have sex? It's rated R, c'mon. It's funny people get upset about people's age and words, she's an actress. She has stated in a few interviews that she would never be allowed to say those things at home, it's a role...in a movie.

But I loved the movie, Big Daddy is/was awesome and hit girl stole the show. A+

Xenos
05-03-2010, 07:09 PM
Definitely a funny movie but I see where TJ stands on this.

Implying the kids in high school are going to have sex and then showing it (albeit nothing too obscene) are 2 different things. I thought the scene was over the top for my taste.

The little girl was definitely kick ass though. My mind is odd though, for some reason I find her killing people (movie style) ok, but when she was cussing through out I kind of cringed. (10- year old girl should not be saying stuff like she did)
Have you never seen a high school comedy before? In the late 90s they had a ton of those ie. American Pie.