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lwright84's Avatar lwright84
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Trailer released.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43027

Hilarious-looking indie comic funnybook hero film (based on the ones by Mark Millar), directed by Matthew Vaughn, and starring McLovin and Nic Cage that garnered HUGE fanfare @ Comic-Con this summer.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250777/
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On my radar now, thanks.
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I was lucky enough to see 20 minutes of this movie at a convention, and it does indeed look very good. The crowd reaction (most of which were fans of the original comic) was astounding.
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Have yet to read the GN. Will do so eventually since I am a huge John Romita Jr. fan.

Won't bother viewing any trailers since I want to go in having viewed no footage.
lwright84's Avatar lwright84
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Hilarious, awesome red-band teaser about just one of the characters in this film gets me even more excited!

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mattg3's Avatar mattg3
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Boy is this going to shake down some controversy
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"I'm just effin' with ya daddy..."

There's just something seriously funny about the way she says that line...

"I can't see through walls.. but I can totally kick your ass!!"

LMFAO!!
Blood Pie's Avatar Blood Pie
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Boy is this going to shake down some controversy

Unlike Wanted which was ultra-contraversial as a comic but the film adaptation was weaksauce it looks like Kick-#$$ might actually do the comic justice.
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Boy is this going to shake down some controversy

If you’re referring to a 12 year old kid using that kind of language, no doubt about it. Then again, some of that may not make the final cut. If it does, I have to wonder what “consequences” the MPAA will demand for using language that will cause some parents to fall out of their chairs.

BTW, looks like a fun and funny film.
lwright84's Avatar lwright84
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New improved trailer:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43574
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Substitute a grown woman for the child and you have what looks like another over the top, brainless John Woo style action movie. Make it a child however and you have instant shock value. And that alone is supposed to make me giddy over it? That's the vibe I'm getting from that trailer.
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Substitute a grown woman for the child and you have what looks like another over the top, brainless John Woo style action movie. Make it a child however and you have instant shock value. And that alone is supposed to make me giddy over it? That's the vibe I'm getting from that trailer.

Its based on a comic, fyi.
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Its based on a comic, fyi.

Yeah, I read that in the previous posts. And that doesn't change my opinion.
Blood Pie's Avatar Blood Pie
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Yeah, I read that in the previous posts. And that doesn't change my opinion.

Which you are entitled to but based on your comment is unfounded and premature. The comic is great and like Watchmen its a unique take on the superhero genre, except instead of being ultra serious its more of a satircal/comical take.
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I'm in. I love over the top action movies like this. Never read the comic, but the action reminds me a little of The Big Hit.
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If you’re referring to a 12 year old kid using that kind of language, no doubt about it.

It's not just the language. It's also the fact that the child graphically murders and/or tortures dozen of men.

I think the movie looks great.
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It's not just the language. It's also the fact that the child graphically murders and/or tortures dozen of men.

I think the movie looks great.

Me too, this looks really great. I hope they dont tone it down in the final theater version, that would ruin it.

Cant wait to see this sucker!
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I'm in. I love over the top action movies like this. Never read the comic, but the action reminds me a little of The Big Hit.

Ouch, that one was a dumb ass flick, lets hope this will be better.
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Substitute a grown woman for the child and you have what looks like another over the top, brainless John Woo style action movie. Make it a child however and you have instant shock value. And that alone is supposed to make me giddy over it? That's the vibe I'm getting from that trailer.

John Woo's Hong Kong classics were anything but brainless. It's his Hollywood efforts that suffered (other than Face/off).
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John Woo's Hong Kong classics were anything but brainless. It's his Hollywood efforts that suffered (other than Face/off).

Mission Impossible 2. It's ok.. you can say it.. I think the statute of limitations has run out.
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it's not just the language. It's also the fact that the child graphically murders and/or tortures dozen of men.

I think the movie looks great.

yeah it does!!!!
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Just got back from an advanced screening. This movie was a lot of fun; I definitely recommend it. As far as I can tell, they pull no punches in terms of language and violence in comparison to the unrated trailer (however a few titillating moments seem to end a bit abruptly). If you've read the comics, this is a very good adaptation. And just in case this needs to be said, it is in no way a movie for kids.
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Substitute a grown woman for the child and you have what looks like another over the top, brainless John Woo style action movie. Make it a child however and you have instant shock value. And that alone is supposed to make me giddy over it? That's the vibe I'm getting from that trailer.

Hit girl is only a supporting character in the film. The star is Kick Ass [the guy in the green suit]. Check out some of the other trailers. It comes out on my birthday and I'm going to the first showing. Thank You Lionsgate!!!
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I'm reviewing this on Wednesday morning. Looks like it will be a lot of fun. At least I hope it will be.
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Mission Impossible 2. It's ok.. you can say it.. I think the statute of limitations has run out.

I hate that movie so much, it's something that still makes me cringe. Just... so... bad!

PAYCHECK was BLADE-RUNNER in comparison.

Now, I actually think Woo returned to form, somewhat, with RED CLIFF. And that film certainly made a lot of money. Last time I checked it had passed 225 million total for the two films. The budget was 80 million for the entire production.


As for KICK-ASS. It looks like a blast. I do not want to see any more clips or trailers. I'll simply be first in line to see it. Still haven't read the comic book. I'm trying to get the HC at a discounted price. I like getting trades or hardbacks at say 40% off with no shipping costs.
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Screened it this morning and I think this will do very well in theaters. Not at all what I expected, but in a very good way. Can't say more until April 16.
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Screened it this morning and I think this will do very well in theaters. Not at all what I expected, but in a very good way. Can't say more until April 16.

There's another "superhero" movie in a similar vein coming out starring Woody Harrelson called Defendor. This one has been sitting in the can since last year, I assume, waiting to be released on the tails of Kick Ass!
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^ Wasn't Defendor released already? I just got my Alliance press pass, so I think I missed the screening of it.
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^ Wasn't Defendor released already? I just got my Alliance press pass, so I think I missed the screening of it.

Maybe in limited release. But they just released trailers for it again so maybe they're going to re-release it again?

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