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post #61 of 140
Loved the trailer. I'll be in the line on day one! biggrin.gif
post #62 of 140
Looking forward in reading your review raaj
post #63 of 140
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Loved the trailer. I'll be in the line on day one! biggrin.gif
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post #64 of 140
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Loved the trailer. I'll be in the line on day one! biggrin.gif
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+2! The 4.5 minute trailer made me laugh out loud half a dozen times. If the film is half as funny as the trailer, we are in for a treat.
post #65 of 140
It really feels like they've managed to reproduce the magic, and the more I see of Carrey's character, the more it looks like he nailed it. This is one of those movies that I was almost afraid for them to try a sequel to, but it truly looks like they "get" it!
post #66 of 140
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It really feels like they've managed to reproduce the magic, and the more I see of Carrey's character, the more it looks like he nailed it. This is one of those movies that I was almost afraid for them to try a sequel to, but it truly looks like they "get" it!

Don't know if Carrey is back on board. He "sort of" apologized via Twitter so I'm hoping all is good when it comes time to push the movie.

On another note, I could never understand why "Kick Ass", as funny as it is (there's just something hysterical about McLovin playing a hard ass, even if it's for laughs), is alway discounted (not that there's anything wrong with that.) It took in $48 million in domestic and $49 million in international with about $24 million in DVD sales. I picked it up for $4.99 on blu-ray about a year ago. It's currently $7.50 on Amazon.

There's just something funny about McLovin playing a hard ass, even if it's for laughs.
post #67 of 140
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Don't know if Carrey is back on board. He "sort of" apologized via Twitter so I'm hoping all is good when it comes time to push the movie........

Aside from the potential impact to the movie's success, I'm not concerned about Carrey being "on board" or not. As long as his performance is up to snuff, his change of heart after cashing the check is a reflection on him, not the movie as far as I'm concerned.

But I see your point. I would hope Carrey is willing to do the publicity to help drive some hype around the film.
post #68 of 140
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It really feels like they've managed to reproduce the magic, and the more I see of Carrey's character, the more it looks like he nailed it.
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post #69 of 140
This is getting some good coverage. Even CNN ran a short piece about it.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/20/showbiz/comic-con-kick-ass/index.html?hpt=hp_c3
post #70 of 140
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Aside from the potential impact to the movie's success, I'm not concerned about Carrey being "on board" or not. As long as his performance is up to snuff, his change of heart after cashing the check is a reflection on him, not the movie as far as I'm concerned.

But I see your point. I would hope Carrey is willing to do the publicity to help drive some hype around the film.

I sort of look at it as a business. You just need one malcontent to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and say the wrong thing to affect the bottom line. This had the potential to do just that. Mr Carrey had the option to plow on or backtrack and I am glad he did the latter. Of course, there's the other extreme, too. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
post #71 of 140
For sure. It certainly has the potential to be some bad publicity. But with a movie like this, there's really no telling if bad publicity would hurt or help the bottom line. All in all it would probably have been better for Carrey to keep his pie hole shut, but on a personal level, I'm not concerned about his convictions. Everyone else has to make up their own mind as to how it affects the way they view the movie.
post #72 of 140
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The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
A truism among politicians.wink.gif

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Everyone else has to make up their own mind as to how it affects the way they view the movie.
FWIW, I don't think violence on-screen has much to do with violence in the streets.

What the hell....we have had violence on-screen since the Silent Era.
To suddenly blame Hollywood movies (as some of those self-righteous blowhards do) for society's ills is disingenuous at best.
post #73 of 140
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FWIW, I don't think violence on-screen has much to do with violence in the streets.

What the hell....we have had violence on-screen since the Silent Era.
To suddenly blame Hollywood movies (as some of those self-righteous blowhards do) for society's ills is disingenuous at best.

You and I may not be so different, after all smile.gif

Preach it brotha'!
post #74 of 140
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For sure. It certainly has the potential to be some bad publicity. But with a movie like this, there's really no telling if bad publicity would hurt or help the bottom line. All in all it would probably have been better for Carrey to keep his pie hole shut, but on a personal level, I'm not concerned about his convictions. Everyone else has to make up their own mind as to how it affects the way they view the movie.

I was asked to be a guest speaker for a communication class one time. One question that was asked was, "Where do convinctions come into play as it pertains to being a journalist?" I told them that their job was simply to gather the facts as presented from both sides, give them equal billing, and let the reader (or viewer/listener) make up their mind. I was then asked if I ever gave my views on-air (I'm pretty much 99% entertainment.) I told them "Why would I share my personal convictions on live radio when no one asked? By espousing personal feelings on hot button topics, all I'm doing is giving 50% of my audience a reason to sit and think whether those convictions are reason to turn me off." To this day, I adhere to those ideals. I've got many compadres across the country ask me how I've managed to stay put in one market for as long as I have and keep my ratings high. I quote my grandmother's sage advise: "You have two ears and one mouth. That's God's way of saying to listen twice as much as you talk." When you listen, you understand your audience that much better. YMMV.
post #75 of 140
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There's just something funny about McLovin playing a hard ass, even if it's for laughs.

I agree that Kick-Ass was controversial, to say the least. I loved it to death but my daughter, who is ordinarily not a hand wringer when it comes to violence, was completely turned off by it. I also agree that there is something very funny about the ordinarily wimpy Christopher Mintz-Plasse as a costumed villain. What is equally funny to me is seeing delicate little Chloë Grace Moretz as a stone killer. I howled when I saw her shoot Dave/Kick-Ass in the back of his bulletproof vest with a humongous handgun. The little girl was well trained by her Big Daddy.smile.gif
post #76 of 140
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......."You have two ears and one mouth. That's God's way of saying to listen twice as much as you talk." ......

I can think of lots of people that should have this tattooed on their forehead so they saw it every morning in the mirror......... I may very well be one of those people smile.gif I need to remember that!
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...... I howled when I saw her shoot Dave/Kick-Ass in the back of his bulletproof vest with a humongous handgun. The little girl was well trained by her Big Daddy.smile.gif

I've watched this trailer a few times now, and that scene still gets me! You can see it coming. It's telegraphed as clearly as you could possibly ask, but it's still funny!
post #77 of 140
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I've watched this trailer a few times now, and that scene still gets me! You can see it coming. It's telegraphed as clearly as you could possibly ask, but it's still funny!

Yeah, I thought the scene in the trailer of Mindy/Hit-Girl shooting Dave in his bulletproof vest, twice, was a love letter to those of us who loved Kick-Ass and fell in love with Mindy.
post #78 of 140
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I was asked to be a guest speaker for a communication class one time. One question that was asked was, "Where do convinctions come into play as it pertains to being a journalist?" I told them that their job was simply to gather the facts as presented from both sides, give them equal billing, and let the reader (or viewer/listener) make up their mind. I was then asked if I ever gave my views on-air (I'm pretty much 99% entertainment.) I told them "Why would I share my personal convictions on live radio when no one asked? By espousing personal feelings on hot button topics, all I'm doing is giving 50% of my audience a reason to sit and think whether those convictions are reason to turn me off." To this day, I adhere to those ideals. I've got many compadres across the country ask me how I've managed to stay put in one market for as long as I have and keep my ratings high. I quote my grandmother's sage advise: "You have two ears and one mouth. That's God's way of saying to listen twice as much as you talk." When you listen, you understand your audience that much better. YMMV.

There are two sides to every coin. Couldn't this just as easily be seen as another way of allowing the world to go to hell without complaining as long as you get paid? If no one ever expressed their concerns about the way things are, in public, at risk to themselves or their positions, we'd be in a hell of a lot worse situation than we are right now. Obviously there's a line to walk, but ultimately all the people in history who made this world a better place spoke up for them, and were vilified by people who didn't share their beliefs or felt threatened by them, and chose to therefore view them in the worst possible light, to the point of outright slander. The ones who kept their mouths shut and took a paycheck never made the world a better place, even if they didn't actively try to make it a worse one.
post #79 of 140
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Yeah, I thought the scene in the trailer of Mindy/Hit-Girl shooting Dave in his bulletproof vest, twice, was a love letter to those of us who loved Kick-Ass and fell in love with Mindy.

The first time I saw the trailer I started grinning as soon as the scene started since I "thought" I knew what was coming.... Of course, they upped the ante a bit which made it even better. I'm glad to hear there are others that are looking forward to this as much as I am. I have a hard time recommending KA1 to people because it's very hit or miss as to whether someone will like it, or really be offended.
post #80 of 140
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I also agree that there is something very funny about the ordinarily wimpy Christopher Mintz-Plasse as a costumed villain. What is equally funny to me is seeing delicate little Chloë Grace Moretz as a stone killer. I howled when I saw her shoot Dave/Kick-Ass in the back of his bulletproof vest with a humongous handgun. The little girl was well trained by her Big Daddy.smile.gif
I think you have touched on a big part of the "magic" of K-A.
It's the absurdity of the characters....from little Hit-Girl to doofy Kick-Ass to nutty Red Mist to too far gone Big Daddy.
It's a collection that comes along only rarely.

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I can think of lots of people that should have this tattooed on their forehead so they saw it every morning in the mirror
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There are two sides to every coin. Couldn't this just as easily be seen as another way of allowing the world to go to hell without complaining as long as you get paid? If no one ever expressed their concerns about the way things are, in public, at risk to themselves or their positions, we'd be in a hell of a lot worse situation than we are right now. Obviously there's a line to walk, but ultimately all the people in history who made this world a better place spoke up for them, and were vilified by people who didn't share their beliefs or felt threatened by them, and chose to therefore view them in the worst possible light, to the point of outright slander. The ones who kept their mouths shut and took a paycheck never made the world a better place, even if they didn't actively try to make it a worse one.
You have a point, but it isn't part of smudge's job description.
Employers have a right and expectation employees will adhere to what they agree to.

What someone does on their free time is an entirely different matter.
post #81 of 140
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You have a point, but it isn't part of smudge's job description. Employers have a right and expectation employees will adhere to what they agree to.What someone does on their free time is an entirely different matter.

I don't think Jim Carry said what he said in character on camera or anything. He said it on his own time, didn't he? And I wasn't speaking about smudge's particular job, his statement went beyond that I think. And I was also trying to make the point that it's easy NOT to stand up for what you believe, and very difficult to do it. But somehow people who do it tend to get painting as doing it for their own benefit, by people who don't agree with their point of view.
post #82 of 140
I took smudge's comments to be in the context of journalism, in which case it would be refreshing to see reporting that lacked the reporter's own views.

With regard to Carry, I would not have had an issue with him if he had followed his statement with a donation of some of his proceeds from the movie to a charity related to his concerns. Or maybe I would have taken less issue. Under the circumstances his statement didn't strike me as genuine. I commend someone for standing up for their beliefs, but Carry also has an obligation to those he contracted with. He should have pursued a compromise with them before denouncing the film.

Clearly, that's just my opinion, and it's worth what everyone paid smile.gif
post #83 of 140
At about the time of Watergate, editorializing posing as reporting became the standard. In earlier years, for the author of a published piece to present his own views without making clear that he was expressing an opinion was regarded as bad journalism. Alas, that convention has passed from the scene. Look at any edition of The New York Times, or watch Fox News, and you will see what I mean. All of this means that it is up to us to learn the facts about any issue for ourselves and to know the political slant of the source of a story and factor them in before making up our minds about any reported issue.
post #84 of 140
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There are two sides to every coin. Couldn't this just as easily be seen as another way of allowing the world to go to hell without complaining as long as you get paid? If no one ever expressed their concerns about the way things are, in public, at risk to themselves or their positions, we'd be in a hell of a lot worse situation than we are right now. Obviously there's a line to walk, but ultimately all the people in history who made this world a better place spoke up for them, and were vilified by people who didn't share their beliefs or felt threatened by them, and chose to therefore view them in the worst possible light, to the point of outright slander. The ones who kept their mouths shut and took a paycheck never made the world a better place, even if they didn't actively try to make it a worse one.

Um, no. Don't get journalism confused with investigative reporting. Here's the description of my job. "I have people who listen who have a spouse they may or may not get along with, a son or daughter who may or may not be unruly, and a job that isn't fulfilling to them. My job is to make you forget about that for four hours and laugh at life...something nobody gets out of alive."

My good works are through the community services I've been performing for the last 25 years. My girlfriend calls my hallway my award shrine. But the one I'm most proud of is a colored drawing my daughter drew. I have it framed and dead center. The people who make this world a better place aren't the Martin Luther Kings and the Oprah Winfreys. It's the mothers and fathers who raise their children up right. The Bible clearly states that all your good works are for naught if you fail to bring up your children properly. As a pastor once told me, "If you're a father and you're not going to bed tired...you're doing it wrong.

" Uh-oh. As Syndrome said in "The Incredibles, " I can't believe you got me monologing." eek.gif
post #85 of 140
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At about the time of Watergate, editorializing posing as reporting became the standard. In earlier years, for the author of a published piece to present his own views without making clear that he was expressing an opinion was regarded as bad journalism. Alas, that convention has passed from the scene. Look at any edition of The New York Times, or watch Fox News, and you will see what I mean. All of this means that it is up to us to learn the facts about any issue for ourselves and to know the political slant of the source of a story and factor them in before making up our minds about any reported issue.

We have a well-known news anchor who retired several years ago. He had a saying whenever he approached a news item..."what would Uncle Walter (Cronkite) do?"

Yes, that whole scene wher he's shot is telegraphed a mile away. You know it's coming but it's the type of humor that's enjoyable nonetheless. Can't wait to watch this film.
post #86 of 140
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My good works are through the community services I've been performing for the last 25 years. My girlfriend calls my hallway my award shrine. But the one I'm most proud of is a colored drawing my daughter drew. I have it framed and dead center. The people who make this world a better place aren't the Martin Luther Kings and the Oprah Winfreys. It's the mothers and fathers who raise their children up right. The Bible clearly states that all your good works are for naught if you fail to bring up your children properly. As a pastor once told me, "If you're a father and you're not going to bed tired...you're doing it wrong.

" Uh-oh. As Syndrome said in "The Incredibles, " I can't believe you got me monologing." eek.gif

Look, that's all easy to say, but of course it involves the non-judgment 'right'. What's right? Since you brought up MLK, do you really claim that those folks in the south back in the 60s thought they were raising their children wrong? Of course they didn't. They absolutely believed in their screwed up ideology. It wasn't until highly visible people start speaking up and taking risks that the situation changed, because it gave other people the courage to speak up as well. They are LOTS of people who have made the world a better place, but they weren't very great parents, sometimes quite bad parents.

It's not a simple fairy tale world. It's complicated and messy and there's no answer that's always right, unfortunately. You have to judge situations on their merits, and sometimes that means doing something that you would prefer not to do, which makes you uncomfortable or puts you and your family at risk, or sometimes it means you don't spend the time you should have with your family. Freedom isn't free, nor or many other things, and sometimes the price paid isn't lives on a battlefield, sometimes it's in sacrifices in the content or quality of lives.

Anyway, I'm not pinging you specifically. But I do think you are taking an overly simplistic view of the world. Even if every child on this planet was raised 'right' by your interpretation of that, there would still be plenty of problems, because they aren't caused by overt evil, but often just because there's only so much to go around and there are often legitimate differences in opinion in which one group will win or lose. And there are lots of troubles that are caused by completely 'right raised' people being stupid as a group, no matter how reasonable they are as individuals.
post #87 of 140
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We have a well-known news anchor who retired several years ago. He had a saying whenever he approached a news item..."what would Uncle Walter (Cronkite) do?"

Yes, that whole scene wher he's shot is telegraphed a mile away. You know it's coming but it's the type of humor that's enjoyable nonetheless. Can't wait to watch this film.

And of course Uncle Walter went to Vietnam and came back and spoke out against the war on air, saying effectively that the government's interpretation of the situation was not valid (i.e. it was really a civil war, not a fight against global communism), and that was probably the key turning point in the mainstream of America accepting the situation. So, clearly Uncle Walter didn't think that speaking out from the chair was wrong.
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Drifting
post #89 of 140
After watching the trailers, Carey's performance is so wooden, lackluster and uninspired that they could have just used a cardboard cut out of him on set and gotten the same results.
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After watching the trailers, Carey's performance is so wooden, lackluster and uninspired that they could have just used a cardboard cut out of him on set and gotten the same results.

You and I were watching very different trailers.
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