Dec. 10, 2008, 4:14 a.m. CST
Dec. 10, 2008, 4:15 a.m. CST
I see no thumbnail, but I clicked an a mysterious white spot to see the picture. Looks pretty awesome (kick ass?).
Dec. 10, 2008, 4:22 a.m. CST
Parents can be so cruel.
Dec. 10, 2008, 4:27 a.m. CST
It's shizophrenic. There is this movie with the guy in the bat costume who has all these awesome weapons, but the director is standing behind you all the time, whispering in your ear: "Ignore him. We made a realistic crime drama."<br> This been said: Kick-Ass sounds cool.
Dec. 10, 2008, 4:34 a.m. CST
Still not feeling it. Costumes are very ugly, and yeah they should look ugly a crude, but not laughably so. Leatherfaces mask was crude in the original film but it had a power to it. You never doubted that it was made real sloppy like, but it didn't look fucking dumb. We live in the world of the internet- There are guides all sorts of how to make a superhero costume guide online... Why a cape???
Dec. 10, 2008, 5:17 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
Well, keep in mind... Red Mist isn't a superhero. He's a kid dressing up like one. Chris D'Amico has a very different agenda than Kick-Ass does, and he's not really thinking about his costume practically. He's just going for look, and like it or not, capes are still a big part of superhero iconography.
Dec. 10, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST
The guy doesnt write deconstructionism, he writes violent comics for douche bags. To be deconstructionist it has to be deconstructing something, getting to the heat of something or putting it in a enw light, Millar just copies deconstructionism and makes it violent and boring. Did anyone actually read Wanted? Unfortunately his superhero stuff is even worse. All he does is twist heroes to fit the hackneyed storylines he writes. The guy is king of the douche bags, which is ironic for a comic book writer.
Dec. 10, 2008, 5:22 a.m. CST
But it isn't of The Dark Knight. If anything he fixed a lot of begins' immense flaws by making Dark Knight even more pulpy, bringing back the actual comic book element. the stuff between Joker and Batman is a CLASSIC comic nemisis standoff. A bit more sophisticated sure, but it really gets tot he deeper truths of what those serialized comics were saying over the long run. Something every comic book film with a villain would do well to emulate from here on out.
Dec. 10, 2008, 5:41 a.m. CST
Love "Kickass" and the movie looks promising. I like the way the handle it as a sort of Indy-movie, so they can get away with some ballsy stuff from the comics. The only thing that´s bothering me is the fact, that the creator seems so busy with this movie, he don´t even try to continue the comics.
Dec. 10, 2008, 5:48 a.m. CST
by Lost Jarv
was involved with Kick Ass?Christ, bet it sucks then.
Dec. 10, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST
by Righteous Brother
aren't there a few spoilers in this article, for those that are reading the comic? And.....I'm not sure about all this stuff about Aaron being like a coiled spring in the suit - I thought the whole point was when he's in the superhero suit, he was still a bit of a dork, who gets beaten up.
Dec. 10, 2008, 6:25 a.m. CST
by Nosferatu Jones
Sorry. I meant KICK-ASS.
Dec. 10, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST
by Mr. Zeddemore
What's the appeal of this? Really? <p> Watchmen is the ultimate comic-book deconstruction that, at the same time, embraces what it can do. </p>
Dec. 10, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST
Maybe you should read it. It's alot more personal and fast-paced than Watchmen. If it helps think of it as Kick-ass is to Spiderman, what Watchmen is to Justice League.
Dec. 10, 2008, 7:14 a.m. CST
by The Funketeer
The general public isn't ready for a deconstruction of super heroes yet. This might be good but I think it's going to flop.
Dec. 10, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST
People can be so pre-judgemental! Let them finish the film first before ripping it to shreds. Or at least wait until the first trailer hits - then you can berate it ;)
Dec. 10, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST
they did. body bags. <P> this movie looks like shir because they ARE sticking to the comic look.
Dec. 10, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST
I bet nerds start to burn up the second they go near it. "Oh my god, my big fucking head is melting".
Dec. 10, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST
Dec. 10, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST
Good ... glad to see more people who realize Millar is a piss poor writer. My God he even might be worse than Frank Miller.
Dec. 10, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST
according to that picture she looks older then 10
Dec. 10, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST
it's not hit girl but rather the red mist in that picture. though i see how you could confuse christopher mintz-plasse for a 10 year old girl.<br><br>i didn't like wanted in comic or movie form, but i think it is unfair to write off everything millar does just because he made fun of you on the final page. screaming douchebag! douchebag! every chance you get reeks of your geek sensitivity and immaturity.<br><br>that said, it's not lost on me when the cover exclaims "sickening violence - just the way you like it" that millar is saying something about me as a reader. the difference is i'm willing to accept and reflect on what he is saying. what millar writes is risky, if not always great. that doesn't make him or people who enjoy his works douchebags. so far i think kick-ass has been great and i'm eager to see how it finishes.<br><br>and finally the dark knight would have been much better with out a silly guy in a rubber suit bending barrels of peoples guns. it's strange to have batman been the only flaw of a batman movie, and that is why it fails.
Dec. 10, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST
Whatever else he may have done and however bad you may find it, his Ultimate Marvel work - The Ultimates 1 & 2 in particular but Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four as well - was fantastic. Bring on Ultimate Avengers I say!
Dec. 10, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST
by David Cloverfield
That means he's awesome. You can't argue with math!
Dec. 10, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST
by David Cloverfield
"Everybody who likes this guy's work IS A GIANT DOUCHEBAG!" You're the reason people think comics are for socially awkward illiterates.
Dec. 10, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST
by lex romero
Look at the Ultimates. It's a big ass balls out summer action film in comic form. <br><br> Yes Millar is not a fantastic writer when it comes down to real emotion and his 616 character stuff is poor. But for great concepts and big blockbuster comics he's great.
Dec. 10, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST
I haven't read the comic but I did read your script review and have read about the subject matter on various other sites ans blogs. The ultra-violence appears to be a large part of the material and I can't help but question if it's going to be played for action beats or if it will be played as it probably should be: completely horrifying on every level and abhorrent. Your comment about the 11-year old girl killing people with hydraulic machinery doesn't (and, God, SHOULDN'T) make me think I'm in for a cool time, it makes me hope that this film shows violence as ugly and scarring and is actually a mediation on why there has to be other options. I'm still blown away by Man Bites Dog, one of the best sucker punches I ever was a part of in a theater, where you were lulled into rooting for the lead until the final 10 minutes sickened everyone present -- my hope is that this film follows that path because the alternative, to me, seems repulsive. I look forward to your response.
Dec. 10, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST
Check it out: <br><br> http://tinyurl.com/redsonman <br> That red mist costume looks like a red Nightwing.
Dec. 10, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST
I do. I really do. :)
Dec. 10, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST
And have you ever been to Boreham Wood studios?
Dec. 10, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST
...means confused or bewildered, which doesn't seem to be what you were going for in the sentence in which you used it (about Chloe's tackling of the Hit Girl role). Sorry to be the language police, but I think it's the job of every writer to keep his fellow writers apprised of this stuff.
Dec. 10, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST
he has written some of the best material this decade. either way, comics blow because they dont embrace change. Millar at least is trying to change things.
Dec. 10, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST
"It's got graphic violence!"<p>"Great!"<p>"Inflicted on criminals by children!"<p>"Oh. So it's a kid movie?"<p>"No. Oh and there'll be costumes!"<p>"Excellent!"<p>"But the costumes will be really crappy. They'll have a home made look to them."<p>"Oh... Any casting ideas?"<p>"I'd love to get Nick Cage!"<p>"Oh....um...."<p>I'm going to have to read the comic but whoever did the talking in that meeting must be one of the most charismatic people on Earth.
Dec. 10, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST
from the script leaks than the damn comic it is based on. HURRY THE FUCK UP!
Dec. 10, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST
Not here either.
Dec. 10, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST
Dec. 10, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST
Layer Cake showed hes the got the style and smooth cool for that sort of character and hes worked with Craig before. He's also not really a big name yet, I mean he's only made one major film to get a decent sized US release. Forster had a half dozen.
Dec. 10, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST
Dec. 10, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST
did you meet jonathan ross mori? awesome guy and currently on an extended holiday for fucking shit up with russell brand in case you missed that over the pond.
Dec. 10, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST
Dec. 10, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST
The book not the movie. I actually liked the movie. I just resent any reading material that calls me an asshole for picking it up in the first place.
Dec. 10, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST
Is really stupid. They are writing the script and comic at the same time? Stupid.
Dec. 10, 2008, 5:44 p.m. CST
"I found myself completely unable to sleep on the flight despite being comfortably ensconced in business class and loaded up on Benadryl, my body clock was full-blown haywire by the time my driver managed to drop me at my hotel in Shepherd’s Bush. "<p> Or not...<p> I'm just jazzing you Drew. <p> Typing this as my driver shuttles me from my suite at the Waldorf to catch my 9pm executive class flight to Prague. <p>
Dec. 10, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST
the biggest DOUCHEBAG in the UK (this before the whole prank call shit) along with his talantless dippy wife Jane are involved OR have been involved in this. <BR><BR> Bomb written all over it, the thing is tainted fucking goods like getting the opportunity to bone Evan Rachel Wood but not doing it as well Manson has been there.....fuck this WTF is Vaughn thinking.
Dec. 10, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST
I love the concept of this one a lot, it certainly sounds different, and I'm all for that. It also sounds violent and again...that's me man. But I know very little about it, I need to buy some issues of the comic...but I have to say, regardless, this is just too wild a concept NOT to see. I'll be very anxious to read the next set report and hopefully see some more pics!
Dec. 10, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST
Dec. 10, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST
I don;t know how the film will do it, butt hat certainly isn't how the comic does it. What you proposed would be an insightful twist you see, mark Millar is INCAPABLE of insight. He glorifies the violence to the hilt. And with Joe Quesada behind him he'll be churning out shit for a long time. This isn't some personal vandetta against him, I just hate what this guy twiss the comic genre into. If this is the way comics go mainstream then we are all the poorer for it. Nothing is gained and storytelling loses.
Dec. 10, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST
That's what they'll be saying when it comes out. These guys better pray that 'Watchmen' is a hit.<br><br> I like Vaughn, well, Layer Cake anyway. He's never had a hit, and that's ok. I just don't want him trying to make something he can't.<br><br> Looking forward to first trailer.
Dec. 10, 2008, 10:07 p.m. CST
by The Devilled Backscribe
The one currently at Elstree isn't THAT big. The BIG stage was the Star Wars Stage 6, and that was bulldozed to the ground when Cannon sold half the studio to Tesco superstore. And the Well Of The Souls was Stage 3. And the Carbon Freezing Chamber was on Stage 5. Tarquin needs an education.
Dec. 10, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST
Dec. 10, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST
IndustryKiller!, I have to say that I thought the comic would be a short mini-series, much like We3. And while I don't need the He-Man moral at the end of my stories I can't countenance that any editorial staff would sign off on a comic book that shows such incredible violence being perpetrated by and to children that doesn't end quickly with the real world consequences. While I thought Batman: Shadow of the Gun (I think that was the title) was rather heavy-handed at least it showed the consequences of violence. I don't WANT to see an 11-year old girl killing people and I don't care if she's been brain-washed into it -- that was part of the joy of Leon, he took that from Mathilda and bore it himself. And, let's be clear, paid the price, as did Stansfield.<P>I have to believe that there's going to be a hard moral consequence to what Drew's describing or else it strikes me as being pornographic.
Dec. 11, 2008, 3:35 a.m. CST
Lets get rid of the talkback section. It really is a fucking total waste of time. If I want a good movie review or opinion then I will read Empire. If I want movie news tid-bits and exclusives then I will search the web. Everyone on here thinks they are Roger Ebert or Barry Norman.
Dec. 11, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST
So he's OK in my book.