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Matthew Vaughn Wows Comic Con With KICK-ASS!

Matthew Vaughn was nervous as hell when he stepped out onto the Hall H stage Thursday at Comic Con. It was after 6 PM, and this crowd had seen everything. They'd traveled back to Victorian era England with Robert Zemeckis, gone down a rabbit hole with Tim Burton and (surprise!) Johnny Depp, and spent twenty minutes on Pandorum with James Cameron. In 3-D. As we learned last week, Vaughn needed to make more than an impression with this lot. He needed to whip that crowd into a frenzy and get 'em demanding more KICK-ASS - because if no one's demanding it, the film, which Vaughn financed independently, may never be seen. Why? There are lots of reasons for this, but let's just come out and state the obvious: there's not a studio in town that's eager to market a film in which an eleven-year-old girl brutally and gleefully kills the shit out of grown men. Under any normal circumstances, their reticence would be understandable. But now that I've seen young Chloe Moretz in action as the costumed crimefighter Hit Girl, I can only surmise that the studios must be averse to making a shitload of money in these rough economic times. Because this movie looks like a goddamn blast. And judging from the wild ovation (half of it standing) that greeted Vaughn's presentation, I know that I am far from alone in this assessment. I know what some of you are thinking, so let me save you the talkback post: this is not WATCHMEN redux. That reaction had everything to do with a generation of comic book readers seeing their favorite graphic novel of all time brought vibrantly to life after decades of stop-start development. The KICK-ASS response wasn't rooted in anything that particular (or limiting); it was just a visceral outpouring of enthusiasm for an energetically-staged action set piece - one that is probably going to turn Moretz into a movie star. And it's not because you're watching a little girl impossibly hack her way through a roomful of thugs with a variety of swords and knives; it's because you're watching and believing every second of it. And impressive as that sequence is, Vaughn told me yesterday that it's not even close to her best scene in the film. Via an exclusive-to-Comic-Con trailer that topped off the presentation, we got an idea of the mayhem to come. Of course, none of this would've worked had Vaughn not set up the world of KICK-ASS so adroitly with the first few clips, which introduced us to Aaron Johnson as the nerdy teenager who impulsively decides to become a superhero. Though Vaughn sweetened some of these scenes with a couple of rather iconic cues (Williams's SUPERMAN score was put to very good use), it's Johnson's innate charisma that endears us to Dave/Kick-Ass. He's a good every-geek. And he's very sympathetic when articulating the film's central dilemma: What's wrong with today's society that more people want to be Paris Hilton than Spider-Man? Dave desperately wants to be SPIDER-MAN, and is remarkably (if somewhat psychotically) undaunted after his first attempt at apprehending a pair of thieves gets him stabbed and run over by a car. Vaughn didn't show us the scenes of Dave's recovery, or the captured-on-camera defense of a mugging victim that turns him into a worldwide celebrity, but I felt like we saw enough to buy Johnson as Kick-Ass. We also didn't get to see much of Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy, but we didn't really need to. Watching him turn on the H.I. McDunnough charm as he coaxes his bulletproof vest-clad daughter, Hit Girl, into getting shot in the chest with a handgun at fairly close range (they're training for the field) more than convinced me that Cage is on his game. As for Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Kick-Ass' partner Red Mist, I was sold the minute he tweaked his ankle after heroically jumping off a dumpster. The tone of the KICK-ASS is difficult to pin down. It's equal parts homage and satire, but it's never really winking at the audience. Vaughn wants you to engage with this twisted little world, and to cheer as much as you laugh. It's tough to make this call based on less than twenty minutes of footage, but I think he's struck the right balance. He's at least turned Ms. Moretz into the most adorable killing machine in film history. I can't wait for the rest of the world to check out KICK-ASS. After Thursday's presentation, I don't think you'll be waiting much longer. Faithfully submitted, Mr. Beaks

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  • July 24, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Kick ass

    by Series7

    Ever gonna finish the comic?

  • July 24, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    I am still waiting to hear about Mickey Rourke

    by Series7

    Going off on a group of fanboys.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy

    by Series7

    OOhhh I thought he was gong to be Kick-Asses dad.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Color me excited!

    by sfgeek

    Love a fucked up comic adaptation! Sounds like fun. Now I have to wait until Dec to get the trade. Such is life.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    I wonder

    by tehgreekhammer

    If Nicholas Cage's toupee made an appearance too.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    This whole project though

    by Series7

    Seems more about the movie rather then the comic book. I guess Millar is waiting to hear about a War Heroes deal before he does anything more with that.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    I wonder

    by Series7

    If there are going to be the usual upset douches about a movie called Kick Ass. I've already started to see warrning stickers at theaters about Bruno.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Whether it's any good or not.......

    by slow_shuffle_zombie_vs_fast_running_zombie

    it'll be cool to have the same name as the main character in a superhero flick.

  • July 24, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    hated the comic

    by optimous_douche

    gonna skip the movie...

  • July 24, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Who is comparing this to Watchmen?

    by optimous_douche

    Helen Keller?????

  • July 24, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    But Douche

    by Series7

    The comic says otherwise!

  • July 24, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    I'm not sure why this hasn't been picked up yet

    by SoylentMean

    It actually sounds entertaining, which might have a lot to do with it.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Oh Series,Don't even go there..

    by optimous_douche

    That is one of my pull quotes out of context that makes my head fucking explode.<p>

  • July 24, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Call me a pedophile..

    by StarchildAD

    but I wanna fuck that little girl

  • July 24, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    That's the daughter Jack Bauer should have had

    by YackBacker

    That kid is ready to kill! kill! kill!

  • July 24, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Wow a half-standing

    by Bass Ackwards

  • July 24, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    You're a paedophile. Go hang yourself.

    by palimpsest

    Hope that helps.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    ...half standing ovation

    by Bass Ackwards

    Was what I was trying to say, I was going for snark but blew my wad. Oh well, kidding aside, I've never enjoyed a thing by Millar, but have modestly enjoyed Vaughn's work, so I'm still up in the air on this one. All in all it sounds like it'll be a fun flick, i'm sure it'll get picked up but let's hope we don't have to wait forever for an actual release. Is the film done and in the can and just waiting for a studio, or are they still filming?

  • July 24, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I was there. It was AWESOME.

    by Total Geekazoid

    Beaks speaks the truth about this one. For those of you carping about the "half standing ovation," let me point out that, as great as the Avatar footage was, NO ONE stood when applauding that one. So that should give you some idea about how well this was received. I'm just sorry that this didn't have a better time slot, (it was very late in the day) or it'd be receiving a LOT more press right now.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    As far as the Kick-Ass comic goes...

    by Total Geekazoid

    ... Romita said he was half finished with issue #6, so he took the blame for the delays.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    The comic's awful

    by Laserhead

    and they're going to have to do a lot better than get a group of stunted nerds to cheer in order to make a dime from this movie.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST


    by optimous_douche

    The whole thing was illconceived.<p> Not that the AICN moviephiles generally care, but this was my review of the first issue of the comic.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    ...and then in Kick Ass 2 ..

    by Bouncy X

    the girl will be 16ish and murdering people in revealing clothes...then in part 3 she'll be 19ish and doing it naked.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by damiz707


  • July 24, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    The Watchmen was a pile of shit...

    by TheWaqman

    I hope people realized that by now. Seriously such an awful film. Oh if only Terry Gilliam or Greengrass made this instead of Snyder. It would have at least been more interesting. Anyways I'm pretty excited for Kick Ass. I think Vaughn is great. Even though Mark Millar is an awful comic book writer, Vaughn is an interesting director. So it balances out. Anyways I just want my eyeballs fucked on August 21st. Can't wait to check out Avatar.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Allow me to reiterate, Mark Millar sucks..

    by TheWaqman

    this film will be cool because of Vaughn.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    well look at that...

    by Bouncy X

    that girl was the youngest Lutz kid in the Amityville remake. its no surprise she's an ass kicking assassin after that little rooftop stunt in that remake, girl's brave. :P

  • July 24, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Comic-Con: dumbing down movies since 1970

    by Continentalop

    Seriously, how the hell do you get excited by this? And who cares how excited this audience got - these are the same guys that probably stood and cheered at the first glimpse of The Watchmen and The Spirit and we all know how good those movies turned out.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    We need a trailer

    by MrPopular


  • July 24, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    I know Beaks has a hard-on for Vaughn and this story, so it doesn't surprise me that he loved the panel. But still, I'm not impressed with anything from this film so far.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    And I agree, who's calling this a Watchmen redux?

    by D.Vader

    Uhhh, no one? This is in absolutely NO way comparable to Watchmen.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Actually, why are you attacking StarchildAD?

    by Continentalop

    it was the filmmakers that made her up to look like some sort of teenage sex fantasy and strike a Bond girl pose - I think maybe a little bit of blame goes to them for deciding to sexualize an underage girl and try and sell her as pedo bait.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Series7, I heard he's not finishing the comic...

    by D.Vader

    Until after the movie. Like, you have to see the movie to know how the comic ends. Can anyone confirm that?

  • July 24, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Not saying StarchildAD comments weren't out of line

    by Continentalop

    Just saying I don't think he is to blame as much as the guys who are selling sex with and underage girl.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    more people want to be Paris Hilton than Spider-Man

    by Buzz_Aldrin

    Fuck you Beaks. The problem is exac tly that everyone wants to be spiderman instead of a fucking grown up, you idiot. <p> i am really tired of this asshat planting praise upon praise upon this thing when it so obviously looks like shit. just look at the shot on top of the article. she cant even stand there holding a gun convincingly in a still photo! that the costume looks like a cosplay gone right (so, looking like shit) doesnt help either. who cares for this fucking movie except beaks?

  • July 24, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    has anyone ever been on the Millarworld boards?

    by Righteous Brother

    Fucking hell - they spend the whole time absolutely sucking Millars cock on there. And they all call him Boss or Chief. It's unbelivable. And Millar paints himself as this Larry David style character who gets into 'hilarious' scrapes, where he embarasses himself. But.....I do kinda dig his work. What don't you like about Kick Ass Douche?

  • July 24, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    The comic series did indeed suck

    by ThePilgrim

    By the idea was great. Mayube the movie figured out how to be it's own version of the theme.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Kick Ass: The Comic Book Answer To Fight Club

    by Media Messiah

    Have no doubt.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I Don't Hate Millar Righteous

    by optimous_douche

    This though, I had issues with the fact the movie deal was signed before the first issue of the comic hit the shelves.<p> My review of issue one can be found here on good ole AICN here: /35852#1<p> Done reading? OK on the back of issue like 3 or 4 they took merely the first sentence from that review.<p> Payback? Perhaps. More likely they didn't read the whole review.

  • July 24, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Yeah....sorry I saw the link in an earlier post..

    by Righteous Brother

    Have you read the rest of the issues? I've got a feeling the film will be better than the comic. As for the movie deal, I know Millar is pally wally with Jane Goldman who wrote the screenplay, she also wrote the screenplay for Stardust also by Vaugh (though I'm guessing you already knew that)

  • July 24, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    If this is what it sounds like then it's going to be tons of fun

    by FlickaPoo

  • July 24, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by optimous_douche

    I gave issue two a chance and it just didn't sway me.<p> If I'm going to read violence for the sake of violence it better have some damn strong dialogue to back it up (i.e. Tarantino).<p> And nope, I had no clue about the movie connection. Hardly surprises me though. But since I hated StarDust, just one more reason for me to say pass.<p> Plus, this whole not finishing the book until the movie comes out leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Salty, like the cum of movie producers trying to steal away comics from those of us that have loved them for so long. I get the concept of multi-channel synergy, but that feels more like blackmail.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    That uniform is VERY similar to the girls 6th uniform at the sch

    by Gabba-UK

    In which case, like every male in my home town during lunch hour when they come into town, there is going to be a lot of men in the cinema nursing hard on's!!!

  • July 24, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    You hated Stardust...but did you hate Layer Cake?

    by TheWaqman

    Vaughn made that aswell.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Layer Cake is Great, Stardust is Good

    by Crow3711

    I thoroughly enjoyed both. Stardust is one of the best pure fantasy movies in a long time, plenty of fun to be had. Layer Cake is the awesome movie Guy Ritchie wishes he could still make. I'm down for anything this guy has to offer.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Just to be clear, 6th form in the UK means 16-18 years old.

    by Gabba-UK

    Which means that while you might feel bad about it, it's perfectly legal to fuck the shit out of them. Which, trust me, you would want to do if you saw them in that uniform....

  • July 24, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Not a studio in town?

    by banditmania

    Then let people pay to download it off a website and burn to DVD.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Release it online

    by onyxquill

    If no one will distribute it, they should consider making available online for download and burn to a dvd. Something along the lines of what Radiohead did with In Rainbows. I would totally pay $15 for that.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Trailer please. And Why The Hate on the Comic?

    by cowboyone

    You know it's awesome. And you know Vaughn + Millar = KICK-ASS!! This is my most anticipated film of 2009. (2010?)

  • July 24, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    I like Millar's work

    by David Cloverfield

    Red Son - best supes story from the decade and his Ultimate work is unholy awesome. His own creations are hit and miss, and yeah, sometimes he is very political, but still, I don't get the hate for him.

  • July 24, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Counterpoint to Optimus Douche

    by Illinest

    If Watchmen is the superhero deconstructed, nearly every comic since then has felt the echoes of that work which essentially anchors many of the modern day superhero tales to one particular 'mood' that Moore engineered in the 1980s. With Kick-ass, I believe that Miller is tapping into a different mood from the 80s. The mood that brought you Goonies, Raiders of the Lost Ark, TMNT, Thundercats and other Radically Awesome! adventures. I believe that the ultra-violence and hyper-stylized dialog is window-dressing intended to keep the comic from feeling too retro. Consider it 'retro+' If you're 'locked in' to the Alan Moore mood then you're probably going to perceive Kick-ass as shallow, since it walks some of the same ground as Watchmen and yet never digs deep like Watchmen did. I never felt let down, personally. I think there's some clear links to the 80s and if you're willing to look even further back I'd be willing to suggest that Kick-ass has more in common with the old Golden-Age adventures as well. e.g. the treatment of the main villians which is simple (the mob) rather than complex (Adrian Veidt)

  • July 24, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Right w/ u on red Son Cloverfield

    by optimous_douche

  • July 24, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Layer Cake sucked

    by Series7

    Fucking British remake of Carlito's Way.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by optimous_douche

    That is a damn well thought out arguement (applause - sincerely).<p> Unlike some, I’m not looking for every comic to be Watchmen. Hell, I think even Watchmen is horrifically dated at this point as much as I still respect what it was at the time and what it did for comics.<p> I’ll be fair here; I only read the first two issues of KICK-ASS. It just simply didn’t do it for me in those two issues. Reviewing monthly titles is quite honestly a bitch, especially with a mini-series. Let’s take 1985 for example, my love and loathing waxed and waned on an individual issue basis. But does that make the complete story a failure? Depends on your perspective.<p> There’s a much higher level of scrutiny on each issue when you collect on a monthly basis, especially with the insane delays many of these books seem to suffer from these days. With the current price point bumping up to $4.00 we expect every issue to be gold. But again to be fair to the writers, name me any story throughout time that doesn’t have its high and low points. Those watching a movie or reviewing a trade paper back have a much easier time with reviews because you have the complete story or arc in your hands.<p> This is why 99% of the time, I buy the second issue even if I hated the first one. Again I will invoke my review ( /35852#1), which was solely based on issue one. I would never shit on anything I haven’t read. I would love to entertain debate contrary to what I said here, but with a caveat, you have to focus on that issue not the whole series.<p> Wow, other parts of AICN outside the comic section can be fun.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    The comic

    by Series7

    My biggest problem with the comic is that the issues take about a minute to read. The whole thing can be read in under 5 minutes. This should have just come out as a trade....but then they wouldn't get their upteenth printing monies.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Dave Cloverfield

    by jackson healy

    Yeah, I don't get the hate for Mark Millar, either. I think his comic book authorship is exceeded only by the great Garth Ennis. Oddly, across the entire fanboy universe, there seems to be an inverse relationship to a creative and his talent: the more talented you are, the more hatred you engender among these amateur, wannabee, never-will fanboys. As a comicbook, I think Kick Ass is brilliant. It's perfectly on point in its deconstruction of our net-speed, we-have-become-Big-Brother media today. It's the age of the Youtube Superhero and the Facebook Assassin, and Millar renders that sad state of affairs with pitch perfect clarity. So, all you Millar-hating fanboys: eat your fucking cocks and die! p.s. Can't wait to see Hit Girl go Zatoichi on those gangbangers, and Dave go city-scaping in his jetpack!

  • July 24, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Back @ Optimus

    by Illinest

    It was never my intent to argue with you and hopefully I made it clear that I respect your opinions on Kick Ass. <Br> I only stepped up with my views because I do very much enjoy the series and I wanted to demonstrate to the 'crowd' that it's possible for a thinking man to find satisfaction in the story, since most of the pro-Kickass comments to this point have been like... <br> 'Kickass fucking rules!' <br> which doesn't stand up particularly well to a more measured view of the comic such as your own. Hopefully I picked the right method for making breaks. I don't usually post on AICN and I'm not sure how to break up my text-wall.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST REALLY? LIKE FUCKING REALLY?

    by turketron_2

    HAHAHAHA.... The advertisements on this site are ridiculous... how bout that one dating site for "geeks".... *shudders*... hahaha fuck.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by Delagoya

    There's an article on stating Gary Oldman just confirmed that the third Batman film will start production next year! Hell yeah! Summer 2011 is gonna be a fucking awesome movie season! Spiderman 4, Captain America, Thor, Green Lantern, and now Batman 3! Crazy!

  • July 24, 2009, 2:24 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    After the TV, Who Wants to be a Superhero, it makes Kick Ass look silly at times. I see too many similarities.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    No Offense taken Illinist at All

    by optimous_douche

    Sincerely…<p> It’s a big world out there, full of different opinions. I’m interested in what Jackson Healey said, even though his delivery could use some work. If the book truly is a deconstruction of modern society, that was far from apparent in issue 1. If that’s the truth. Perhaps I do need to give the entire series another try. <p> I am one of the rare oddities among the “fanboy” base that refuses to hate on anything without reading it (except manga art style – hey we all need at least one prejudice). To despise Ennis, Millar or anyone is just narrow minded and short sighted in my opinion. Because I was not enthralled with the first two issues of KICK-ASS does not mean that I don’t covet a title like RED SON.<p> As for Ennis, his writing can sometimes be puerile and base, but for a species that is one step up from monkeys, it’s fun to read material that caters to my “lizard brain” at times. And what no one gives Ennis credit for on something like the boys, is if you look past the dildos, drugs and fucking (again not saying I mind that stuff every now and then), there is some true complexity and heart in the character of Wee Hughie.<p> As I said, the first two issues of KICK-ASS did not do it for me. If was merely a slow build (which if it is a mini-series and not an on-going is a grave mistake), perhaps the gold has yet to be surfaced for all readers.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    addendum to my conversation with optimus

    by Illinest

    and for anyone else who likes to talk comics. I write for <br> <br><br> It's an unpaid gig, a labor of love, and it's my first attempt at serious writing. The site is run by a nice British chap who likes old movies, old comics, and P.D. James novels so there'll be a lot about those things, but I recently contributed my first column, a review of the webcomic 'Melody', and my second column is in the stack as well. That'll be a review of 'Blade of the Immortal' (manga) <br><br> I'm now planning to make my next review about Kick-ass, so if you're interested in learning more about Kick-ass or reading my review I invite you to bookmark the site and come check it out in two or three weeks.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Hollywood does do the 11 y.o. killer?

    by Lang The Cat

    Beaks, you say Hollywood is loath to back an 11 year old murdered gleefully killing adults on the same weekend "Orphan" opens?<br> Kill Bill? It does seem to sell fairly well in Hollywood.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    I Need Some Clips. Oh. And The Comic To Finish

    by Frodo T. Baggins

  • July 24, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by damiz707

  • July 24, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by damiz707

    If a bare ass was bent over in front of you and you KNEW it was of a 12 year old girl, the bottom line is if you hit that, your ass needs to be greased and pounded by ZED. No better yet, ungreased and pounded.

  • July 24, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    @ Optimus

    by Illinest

    Not a deconstruction of modern society. A deconstruction of genre. A 'return to roots'. <br><br> Based on my belief that comics have never fully recovered from a crisis of identity brought about by Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent. Watchmen took a suffering artform and put it on it's back, said 'here, go this way!' and the industry followed. <br><br> I think that Kick-ass smartly acknowledges the influence of Watchmen without letting Watchmen DEFINE Kickass. Kickass is it's own thing. It's deconstructionist in the way that nearly everything Marvel and DC put out today is deconstructionist. What's different is the attitude. It's like saying 'Who the fuck cares if people take us seriously, we're a fucking comic book!' <br><br> I'm going to end up ruining my review if I write it all out here. :(

  • July 24, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    like Gunslinger Girl?

    by Spandau Belly

    I thought that anime was okay. But I don't think this premise will make "a shitload of money". It sounds like another Smokin' Aces type thing.

  • July 24, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    It's a trap!

    by drturing

    Seriously a festishistically dressed eleven year old? That's the best image you got? What's this film a secret mega dateline NBC sting?

  • July 24, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Why don't you take a seat.

    by turketron_2

    I'm Chris Hansen. So, what brings you here tonight? Etc, etc.

  • July 24, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    The last post on this movie

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    I'm not sure and I'm not going to go back and re-read the whole interview, but didn;t it say that the whole movie was getting screened at Comic-con and not just a preview? Fuck it, don't matter, it still sounds interesting. Is the girl cute like Natalie Portman as the little girl in Leon, or devilishy sadistic like the girl in Kill Bill Vol. 1. I mean, are we talking pedophiles and raincoats or the beginning of a real career? It seems a lot of people have misunderstood you, Beaks amd are thinking the former.

  • July 24, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST


    by TheronNeel

    It's gonna fucking rock. And you know it.

  • July 24, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    chloe moretz is going to be a paedophiles wet dream

    by slimballs

    The costume added with her using the words cunt and cock in the film is going to get the paedos excited

  • July 25, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Dear damiz707

    by Continentalop

    Maybe that person does deserve their ass pounded by Zed. But what about the 12-year old's parents or pimp (or in this case director or producer) who have her walking the streets and telling her to intentionally bend over and seduce the man? Don't they bare a lot of responsibility?

  • July 25, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    We agree on something else again. I fully agree with you, Watchmen was patheticaly bad. People can only mistake it for a good movie if they have very litle to no standards. From Terry Gilliam to Zack Snyder, and that' suposed to be a good thing? I'd rather the movie had never been made in the first place.

  • July 25, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Matthew Vaughn

    by AsimovLives

    That guy made the excelent Layer Cake. He's still on my trust list for many years to come.

  • July 25, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    With all due respect, but you are wrong on this thing:<br>The fanboy's anal masturbation fantasy hero director is the extremely imcompetent and talentless idiot Jar Jar Abrams. It's to him they fantasize sucking his dick dry.<br><br>Christopher Nolan is the hero for all true geeks that really appreciate truly talented filmmakers and truly proper good movies.

  • July 25, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Chloe moretz is gives me the squirts

    by ChoclateWoman

    everytime I have fantasies about fisting her when she turns 18.

  • July 25, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST


    by morGoth

    ...not a fanatic for the books but they were certainly entertaining enough to make me read all but the last (OK, gotta read it before the movie comes out). Looking forward to this even more...

  • July 25, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Nice ChocolateWoman...

    by morGoth grow the fuck up and stop being a pervert. Yes, you're shocking now go put a cute little pencil mark by the name.

  • July 26, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Lang the Cat, there's a major BUT you missed...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    You said: "Beaks, you say Hollywood is loath to back an 11 year old murdered gleefully killing adults on the same weekend ORPHAN opens?"<p>BUT (there it is) without actually revealing a major plot spoiler here, there's a very good REASON that ORPHAN got away with it, which was core to the actual film -- so that by the time you got to the end, it wasn't a problem at all. And if anyone has seen the film, they know what I'm talking about.

  • July 26, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Who cares? ComiCon reaction means little...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Saying that a COMIC movie got half a room of COMIC fans to cheer at fucking COMICON is really reaching for faint praise, or at the very least it's an aside by Beaks where he's decided to throw objective reporting aside to show his personal feelings and support for this film. All of which is fine, but it hardly adds up to paint a realistic picture about this movie's quality or its chances for getting any kind of wide theatrical release.<p>Not to mention, some of you seem to be missing the most OBVIOUS point here, so let me spell it out in plain, clear English. The reason this movie is a problematic sell isn't that AICN news or comic geeks are going to have a moral quandary with an 11-year old girl flashing her ass in a fuckable school uniform while gunning down bad guys (as it is, too many geeks are psychologically bent towards thinking that's a really "cool" thing). It's the fact that main street USA and theater owners who have their cinemas ON main street USA are going to shit a brick over that. So, great, let half a room of geeks at ComiCon cheer, but wait till this thing opens and the mainstream media gets a hold of it. For that matter, I agree with a point that someone else raised earlier. I bet you'll even have theater chains (showing the film) or TV stations or whatever else (running the ads) demanding a name change simply because they won't want to run the phrase KICK ASS so openly.<p>Would I be interested in seeing this? Possibly, but I skimmed though the first two issues and thought they were average at best. The Romita art was the best part, the Millar script was average comic shit at best. The fact that it got optioned AND actually got put on to film is the most shocking thing of all.

  • July 26, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Personally I'm excited for this film....

    by TheWaqman

    not as excited as I am for films like Avatar or The Hobbit. But still I am excited. Matthew Vaughn is a fun director. I enjoyed both Layer Cake and Stardust. And I have more respect for him than that loser Ritchie. Vaughn has now made 3 different films in a row. Ritchie could never dream of that. I have a feeling Vaughn will make it a good film, since the comic was awful.

  • July 26, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    I meant "despite" the comic being awful.

    by TheWaqman

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