April 6, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST
This movie is an overhyped flop to be.
April 6, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST
Fuck Michael Cera. Maybe if he stopped playing the same FUCKING character in every movie he's in, Pilgrim would be good. But at this point it still looks like the same old shit.
April 6, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST
Millar comes up with decent action scenes, if grotesquely over the top... but they usually manage to gut any good characterization in the process. The Michael Bay analogy is probably fair.
April 6, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST
by Mr Gorilla
...Matthew Vaughan is marginally preferably to Edgar Wright.
April 6, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
Because the commercials make the film look kind of blurry and crap looking.
April 6, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST
Awesome work, AB.
April 6, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST
It's a great movie, great action scenes, likeable characters, over the top brutality. Can't really say much bad about it, if you like super hero movies, or even just action movies in general its well worth checking out.
April 6, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST
and it was good, but just good... i enjoyed it and all, but all the hype surrounding it kinda spoiled it for me... i went in thinking it was gonna be cinematic crack, and came out feeling like it was merely really really good cinematic weed. Which ain't a bad thing i suppose... now where did i leave those Cheetos...
April 6, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST
by Righteous Brother
Denigrate the 'What if Super heroes were real' theme?
April 6, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST
I didn't think AICN was capable of posting a review of this film that didn't splooge all over Chloe Moretz for 10 paragraphs.
April 6, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST
Do you really prefer another "hero get the girl" endind? Why? The only thing that bothers me of the comic (and apparently the movie aswell) is how it suddenly abandons the "real world" part of the premise (the most important part).
April 6, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST
I'm looking forward to it, despite not liking the whole "there are no super-heroes in this world, so a kid tries to be one, and look, now there ARE super heroes in this world who act like they're super-powered! Dur hur!"
April 6, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST
...and I have to say that it really was bloody good. Any criticism I had of the comic was rectified and ****(SPOILER! except for the True Lies moment)**** was thoroughly satisfied. Gotta say I agree with the Bug and say that Comic Dave was a bit of a douche but not here. Satisfying from the start to the finish. And Nic Cage is just THE badass.
April 6, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST
by Jim Bolo
I pretty much loved 75% of the film. Cage is A FUCKING JOY to watch as Macready and Big Daddy. My problem is **spoiler** I couldn't get past his character's fate. I really felt that he and Hit Girl were the real heart of the film and to have it burned alive was just too damn sadistic. I appreciate the comic takes a different angle on his motivation (lack of) and therefore in the comic he may be more justified in being offed, but I felt betrayed by the film. Once Cage is out of the picture, the rest of it just seems like kids jumping around like sonic hedgehog. Though saying that, Cage's last lines did have an emotional wallop to them.
April 6, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST
Yes. I fully back you up in that statement. I think SCOTT PILGRIM will be much more entertaining and dazzling than Kick-Ass; and no, I'm not dissing Kick-Ass, in fact, unlike the reviewer, I'm a big enthusiast for the comic books.
April 6, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST
Trust me you will like it. Its funny as fuck. Although its essentially a British film, its very much aimed towards you Yanks. for instance, after Hit Girl kills a punk she says, 'What a douche'. There wasn't a fucking sound in the cinema. I looked around and thought to myself, That will raise the roof over the pond. Just an observation, take note.
April 6, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
"Are you liking this guy yet?" No, but now I know why everyone at AICN likes it so much . . .
April 6, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST
My review pretty much reads as the above, but I would heap even more praise on Hit-Girl. She is up there with cinemas pantheon of bad asses. Awesome job by Chloe Moretz and gutsy filmaking.
April 6, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST
If far, far, superior to the novels on which it is based.
April 6, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST
He sucks at his job.
April 6, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST
Who just sucks at being human.
April 6, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST
I was sad to see that happen aswell, but it really did have an emotional impact, just everything about that scene worked, there was real tension and anticipation. Plus it pretty much threw the rule book out the window, not many superhero movies are willing to do that to any of the main chars. It really is a hard movie to dislike, im interrested to see its reception in the states. Only downside here is that it opened beside clash which is a much more mainstream, heavily advertised beast which kinda hopes to capture the same audience.
April 6, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST
Right up to the point where the ebay bought item is used, which just totally changed the tone an took me away from the story. Up to that point it was at least semi realistic. I have to admit i also liked the ending in the book where the guy doesn't get the girl. I have to give vaughn and goldman credit though, they really did inject a lot more life and personality into the characters than is shown in the book.
April 6, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST
by Kevin Holsinger
...what exactly was the problem with Wanted's (the comic's) ending? Wesley was a supervillain who raped and murdered people. So why would him mocking comic book fans be so out of character?<p>I'm not saying that criticism of the ending is somehow invalid. Personally, I didn't like it because it seemed to come out of nowhere. It's just that when I first read the book, Wesley's words seemed totally in character.<p>My thanks in advance.
April 6, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST
If Dave, as you point out accurately, is so unlikeable - why should he not get beaten up at the end of the book? I think the book had a lot of solid commentary throughout, and the current trend to desire recognition and reward without the actual honor of accomplishment was one of them. This book was spot on for me on several levels. I am encouraged that you liked the movie, though.
April 6, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST
April 6, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST
April 6, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST
Best of luck to them.
April 6, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST
of teenage boys. In fact I find that I can relate to Dave quiet well, especially when I think back to being that age. And yes, typical comic book guys are social retards, just look at comic-con.
April 6, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST
by Ambush Bug
I gotta disagree. Look at comic con and you'll not see too many teenage boys. It's all young adults and middle age adults, sadly.
April 6, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST
by Ambush Bug
Basically, WANTED the comic ended with the main character breaking the fourth wall and telling the reader to get a life for wasting their time reading comics. When a book does that, doesn't that just shoot itself in the foot. It's that too cool for comic books feel that you get from a lot of Millar, Ennis, and even Ellis and Morrison's work, and definitely the vibe Marvel had towards longtime readers at the time of WANTED's release (not so much these days, thankfully). It's the bile toward those who are buying your book that was evident in the final pages of WANTED and the hammering of really crude (and somewhat racist...having Katie send Dave a phone pic of her sucking a big black cock!?!?! really, Mark? Did I just read that?) narration captions toward the end of KICK-ASS the comic that really turned me off. It really put a guttaral final stamp on the miniseries for me. Ending the story that way and going for the all shock and no substance ruins the whole thing in my opinion.
April 6, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST
No you won't see a lot of teenagers, but you will see a lot of man children, but lets be honest, there are TONS of comic fanboys who are typical losers, maybe for every "loser" there is a regular joe type. BUT there are "those" guys. I thought the ending of Kick-Ass fit the tone of the book, he doesn't get the girl, he doesn't reap any rewards, that is why people don't dress up as heroes, and anyone that does will end up the same way. While we are at it what is wrong with the ending of WANTED, it completely fit the tone of the comic. You read the book waiting for Wesley to become a "good guy" and kill the bad guys, and finally fuck you.
April 6, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST
by Ambush Bug
That's cool.<br><br> I disagree though.
April 6, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST
by Ambush Bug
But breaking the fourth wall did not occur until the last panel of the book. How is that keeping with the tone of the book? Sounds like a flashy trick ending to me.
April 6, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST
by Kevin Holsinger
While I read comics, I don't have anywhere near the experience you do on the subject. And thus, the larger context was missing when I read Wanted. All I saw was a douchebag displaying a different form of douchebaggery.
April 6, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST
Yeah, yeah. Ironman 2 and a few others will garner my attention, but I know what to expect from those. Really looking forward to something relatively fresh.
April 6, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST
I just kept thinking, this will make a better movie. Sort of like the first issue of Nemesis, when is that movie coming out?
April 6, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST
I didn't find it offensive or breaking with the tone, but that is our opinion right?
April 6, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST
The Kick Ass kid is A, not america. And B, engaged to a 42 year old? He's only 19. <P> TMZ........where are you on this?
April 6, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST
And they are having a baby together already? Dude does this kid not realize the amount of poon he is about to be able to get?
April 6, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST
Cougar and pregnant. I guess it takes all sorts.
April 6, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST
I like Jane Goldman.
April 6, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST
by Grinning White Skull
The KICK-ASS comic sucked for all the reasons you gave and the movie seems so much more a geek's wetdream than something that can move beyond that kind of audience. We'll see.
April 6, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST
underwhelmed by the comic. And equally glad to hear that the movie fairs better. When I read Kick-Ass I thought that the main character felt way too much like an R rated version of Ennis' Spacker Dave (more from the abortion 'Confederacy of Dunces' than the earlier 'Welcome back Frank'). Actually the whole thing had that kind of I'm-way-too-important-to-take-these-characters-seriously-you-fucking-loser type of feel to it. Same thing with 'Wanted': "This is me fucking you in the ass." Seriously? That's the way you end the book? Sigh. Go back to Wolverine...please.
April 6, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST
by Homer Sexual
I never read the comics because the ending of Wanted really put me off. I am, indeed, a middle aged man...who keeps the industry alive and M. Millar rolling in $$$. I don't need to have him give me the finger, so eventhough I like a lot of his stuff, I was never gonna check out Kick-Ass. But the previews look soooo super good, I can't wait. <p> But now I'm kind bummed about the ending. Having him get beat up at the end is very "Millar" and I don't really like that, but having him get the girl is so conventional, it kind of destroys the whole point. But still...I can get past that if the rest of the movie is as exciting as it looks/sounds.
April 6, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST
by Homer Sexual
Soon to be in the dumpster of the industry. I think we've seen that he is not capable of opening a movie. We've seen it at least twice. He's no Christopher Mintz-Plasse. <p> But that whole crew is dying a death by overexposure: Rogan, Jonah Hill and him. Used to like em all, can't stand any of em now.
April 6, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST
The idea that the main character isn't likable because he is dishonest towards girls that he's trying to impress and that he masturbates often is totally ridiculous. Seeing an action hero who is exageration of both the things I don't like about myself, and the things that I do, is so much better than a "noble" who is inevitably hypocritical by nature (Batman, Superman, etc). I'll tkae Travis Touchdown over Nathan Drake any day.
April 6, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST
by Sicuv Uyall
Maybe the endings for these books hit you a little too close to home then, huh? What the fuck HAVE you done lately??
April 6, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST
by Lone Fox
But the comic was damn good anyway, so... The ending to Wanted wasn't bile directed at the reader, it was a joke. Plain and simple. Admittedly, there are some readers who may take offence. But then, I suppose for THEM... Millar is happy for them to misinterpret it. Me too! But anyway... Scott Pilgrim looks like fuck.
April 6, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST
by Lone Fox
Katie ditched Dave to date a guy- who was black- and in order to piss Dave off she sent him a photo msg of her sucking her boyfriend off. ................... How is that racist? Good grief.
April 6, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST
The kid playing Kick Ass though really does come across as an utter prick in interview. Not sure he'll be in the limelight for long, he's going to alienate a lot of potential fans and I'm not sure the studios will want to back a young actor who continually comes across as unmanageable and completely self-absorbed in interviews for long. Guess we'll see.
April 6, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST
...the review did not understand the comic AT ALL. i don't get why he didn't like the ending of the comic. What girl in high school would go out with a guy who dresses in a scuba outfit and ha been pretending he is gay to get in her pants. answer: NONE. ALso the movie missed the entire revelation of Hit girl . her great line in the book after they kill the boss "i need a hug , my dad just died" you finally see her as just a little girl who was brainwashed. the movie totally destroyed this. I did love the movie but i hate that they crapped out at the end. way , way to hollywood.
April 6, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST
by Righteous Brother
Loved what was in the box too, and Hit Girl does indeed almost completely steal the show.
April 6, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST
is exactly what it says on the tin.
April 6, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST
This movie/comic is a TOTAL deconstruction on a "real-world" hero scenario and shows you the true power of comics in that fans actually believe it might be possible. The tip-off is when the two "loser" friends TELL YOU that "You would be dead in like a day." Then Millar proceeds to show you why comics are so powerful...you ignore the truth of the above statement and watch as a high school kid turns into an amateur vigilante without dying. Millar, laughing the whole time (with mad respect for the medium I daresay), then introduces a middle-aged man and his 10 year old daughter and proceeds to have them do things that Spiderman would stop and reply...DAAAAAMMMNNN!!! And yet comic nerds/fans STILL have angst over this being realistic due to the romantic allure and can't see it for what it really is...a hilarious satire.
April 6, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST
It's unconventional. The whole setup of the final scene of the comic is supposed to be the big Peter Parker reveals himself to Mary Jane who says she has loved him all along (Bendis did a good issue of USM #12, I think, or 13). It's supposed to be leading you that way, then it's "FUCK YOU, ASSHOLE!" and he gets the shit kicked out of him. Of panel, of course, but it's just funny. Dave is a loser and even though he goes through all of these amazing superhero adventures, he still gets the crap kicked out him emotionally and physically. Like I said, funny. Not predictable.
April 6, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST
Seriously, any time someone puts out a book that makes fun of comic book conventions, AICN @$$holes get all upity about it. They can't stand that someone would actually have something satirical to point out about a medium that is inherently silly. Show some love for a 70s B-lister and make them a light and brighty hero? They love it. Have a laugh? They hate it.
April 6, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST
I meant the superhero comic medium is inherently silly. You can play it straight, or you can have fun with it. Either one is totally valid, but you shouldn't believe BECAUSE comic books superheroes are about people who represent the better part of human nature means that every single comic SHOULD be about superheroes who represent the better part of human nature. Real life superheroes wouldn't work, and it wouldn't be perfect, and a lot of shit would go wrong. That's what Kick-Ass the comic is about. But because it doesn't have the radioactive spider or someone realizing their inner strength and yadda yadda yadda, they hate on it. Also cause it's Mark Millar.
April 6, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST
I saw a screening of the film last month and I am a MASSIVE fan of the comic. I was disappointed about some things from the page NOT being in the film and it does lose the sense of 'reality' (for lack of a better term) that the comic presented. Some scenes that come to mind that differ from the comic (SPOILERS)- HIT GIRL's mum being dead, the electrocuting of the testicles torture, BIG DADDY is a cop/not an accountant, how BIG DADDY funds their alternate lifestyle selling mint back issues, Red Mist being somewhat redeemable, HIT GIRL snorting 'something' before the final confrontation, 'tunk' and BIG DADDY getting his head blown off. The implications of BIG DADDY lying about their origins just to have his ten-year-old daughter as his sidekick is tip-of-the-iceberg fascinating and KICK-ASS's fail when revealing his sexuality is so 'real life'. The film would have been VERY dark and bleak had they translated the comic directly, so (with box office and sequels and the like in mind) I understand why they did it. In fact, the parts that work best in the film ARE the parts lifted straight from the pages. That said, it's gonna kill at the cinema and the HIT GIRL scenes are uber-cool and bound to raise the craziest controversy this side of LEON. I loved this version of KICK-ASS. It won't surpass my regard for the comic book, but I'll definitely watch this again (and again). I have to say, though, the SPOILER ALERT jetpack-machinegun in the finale was pretty weak...gimme HIT GIRL's blades/flame thrower and KICK-ASS's batons any day!
April 6, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST
Did the ending of the comic really hurt your feelings that much? Is this what Star Trek fans felt like after Shatner told them to get a life?
April 6, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST
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April 6, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST
ooh, the last time i jerked off to a hot chick kicking so much ass, it was uma! but now, wow, they've made it WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY sexier with this totally hot 11 year old chick! awww man, the orgasm is gonna be fucking wild and...yes...KICK-ASS! at least that is what the majority of you cretins are thinking and don't fucking lie about it. well, at least you're straight pederasts; if Hit-Girl had been Hit-Boy, i'm betting you fucks would have gone "meh", i'll wait for it on netflix.
April 7, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST
Good review! Reading a comparison between the comic and the movie helped me to figure out why I couldn't enjoy the comic as much as I did the movie. I know I went ass backward, seeing the movie first then reading it, but most of the time when I do that (read the source material after seeing the movie), I usually like the material as much as the movie, and it's not the case this time around.
April 7, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST
by George Newman
the ending doesn't exactly make you want to flip back to the beginning and start reading again.
April 7, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST
Way to project, douche. It's the unlikely nature and inherent offensiveness that makes me like hitgirl, an elderly or crippled superhero would have a similar effect, just without the "cute". You fucktards pointing the pedo-finger need a long look in the mirror. And stay the fuck away from my kids.
April 7, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST
YADDA YADDA "...been reading/watching/collecting for years now..." YADDA YADDA "...what this comic/book/show means to me..." YADDA YADDA "when I heard they were making a movie, I could hardly contain my excitement..." YADDA, YADDA, YADDA, YADDA... Seems to be the bane of this site...
April 7, 2010, 4:57 a.m. CST
by The Dreaded Rear Admiral
Hmmm, maybe next up will be a live-action version of Gunslinger Girl? Why not go for it? You've seen one tweeny-bopper kill a bunch of bad guys, get a whole squad of them!
April 7, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST
Seems like the characters of HIT GIRL and BIG DADDY kinda defeats the porpose of all that realistic aspect of the comic. Unless the whole porpose of those two are to make even more evident and hammer the point of how lame and inept the protagonist is.
April 7, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST
Again stresses the point of how stupid and derange in a real world all the idea of a guy dressing up and fighting crime as a super-hero really is. Really, what kind of girl in her right mind would actually fall for a geekoid idiot who dresses up in a deranged notion of viligantism bullshit? And would you actually want to go with a girl who would like that?<br><br> Hell, even the Nolan's BATMAN movies had Bruce Wayne lose the girl by her own choice because it's just too weird and screwed up to get romantically attached to a guy who dresses up to fight crime. that KICK ASS tried to go one step up in the ladder of realism but goes for a "boy gets the girl" route in the end is kinda disapointing. Seems the filmmakers made the mistake of falling too much inlove with the protagonist, to the deteriment of the whole point of the story.<br><br>I can already hear the sound of disapointment from the audiences when the ending cames when i will watch the movie.
April 7, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST
bullshit. i can already see you searching on youtube for the hit-girl scenes, all lubed up and ready to go. oh yeah, from the way you describe your "attraction" for this character, it sounds like you should stay the fuck away from your kids.
April 7, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST
exactly. or, maybe next time, they should make it a 5 year old. or, even better, an infant!
April 7, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST
The actor who plays kick ass is a 19 who is engaged to a 42 year old lady who is having his baby. She's already got 2 and beaten cancer twice. That Lifetime movie is ultimately more interesting then Kick Ass.
April 7, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST
let's see. a bunch of average doofuses who think they're super heroes? check. an annoying brat who sadistically tortures grown men? check.
April 7, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST
... and despiste some good ideas, it failed. For some reason, most filmmakers don't seem to understand that to desconstruct a genre, and to satirise it, you can't do it with kid's gloves. You have the be harsh, you have to be merciless, and you have to go all the way. You can't do deconstruction while at the same time hoping you can go all formulaic on it at the same time.
April 7, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST
Hi, guy. Long time reader, 1st time talker. TOTAL SPOILERS: 1) Wanted, amongst other things, is a bit like A Clockwork Orange and They Live (because I hate to compare to The Matrix.) Wesley becomes a despicable villian who murders and rapes random people, yet you've somehow rooted for him. At the end of the story, he essentially becomes part of the Illuminati. Think about that for moment. He's one of the masters of the world who keep the ignorant masses controlled through the media (apparently including comics.) Wesley is mocking you for rooting for him while you're still a slave to the system. If you were offended by the ending, then you just didn't get it. 2) Kick Ass: I wanna start off by saying that Dave wasn't that dislikable a guy. He did take a beating to save someone's life and run into a burning building to save... a cat. He beat the odds by surviving the mob, but was totally ravaged by high school. It was a punch in the gut for me too, but he kinda deserved it. His tactics with the girl were completely pathetic. Lone Fox is right. There was nothing racist about it. Teenagers can just be very cruel. Also contrast this with Hit Girl putting 2 bullies in the hospital on her first day of school.
April 7, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST
This isn't accurate either, but I would sooner say Superbad meets Kill Bill.
April 7, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST
April 7, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST
as long as this film takes huge liberties with the comic then I'm game. I've been hearing great things about it.
April 7, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST
I don't know why, but I can suspend my disbelief to accept a bulletproof guy who can fly and lift cars, far more than I can accept regular people in costumes fighting crime with sticks and wire-fu. Even the parts in Watchmen (the comic, not that ridiculous music video) where Laurie is supposed to fight off a dozen muggers, I just didn't buy it. I guess I just don't buy the central premise of Kick-Ass either. I'll stick to superheros with actual superpowers, or at least the realistic deconstructions (like Special or the one Vern just reviewed, Defendor) rather than these movies where only the heroes have inexplicable Matrix powers and everyone else is normal.
April 7, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST
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April 7, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST
He does not become a superhero to get attention, nor does he do it because he is bored. the panels depicting him playing computer games etc, are there to show you he has no great tradegy in his life that created his dseire. He wants to become a sh because he desires a role in life that is meaningful and does some good, hence the line 'Why do people want to be Paris Hilton but no-one wants to be Spider-man?' Yes, he gets caught up in the attention after the fact, but that is a big diff to him wanting to be a glory hound in the first place. the attention is unexpected and he gets caught up some of the superficial aspects of it, only natural, only human, realistic like the book purports to be. this, combined with the fact that the guy gets up again to do the job, after a major ass kicking/accident, makes him a very likeable admirable character in my eyes. Re: ending to Katie and Dave..I agree that the phone photo was out of place, but for slightly diff reasons, it's not the kind of photo somone sends as revenge, in fact it's the kind of photo someone tried to send to get revenge on the person in the photo. But...the scene in school when she does a complete 360 and gets her new bf to punch Dave, that worked, that was realistic too. I have not seen the movie yet, so don't have an opinion on the change made to that particular ending.
April 7, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST
'it's not the kind of photo someone sends to show off as a kind of revenge, it's the kind of private(parts) photo someone else tries to steal to post around, to get revenge on the actual person in the photo.'
April 7, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST
yeah, you're right. let's stop the comparisons. "mystery men" was a consistently entertaining and hilarious film (though sadly far ahead of its time, which is why it bombed; release that film now and watch it crack $200 million) whereas "Suck-Ass" is vaughn eating millar's shit, shitting it out, and then serving it up to the audience.
April 7, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST
do yourself a favour and see it in a full theatre, most fun you'll have all year
April 7, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST
I was going to debate you on this. But then I some of your other posts. It's obvious you've never read Kick Ass. That and you are kind of a douche.
April 7, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST
whatever, man. you're the douche if you don't like "mystery men". but then, you probably haven't seen it, have you? it came out 11 years ago, and i bet you still hadn't grown pubes yet. if, indeed, you ever will.
April 7, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST
I haven't read anything of Millar's except Ultimates and that was fantastic! Such a shame Loeb fucked it afterwards. Going to see this movie tomorrow night though, hopefully it will kick as much ass as everyone says. Nice review also, didn't realise there were people on this site that could review something without swearing repeatedly.
April 12, 2010, 5:12 a.m. CST
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April 16, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST
(Spoilers abound) I figured that out midway through the second issue. He is NOT a decent human being. In the second issue,when you see the emotional and financial turmoil he puts his Dad through, every iota of sympathy you have for the character should be gone. The reader's sympathy lies not for Kick-Ass, but for the people around him. Try as he might, this kid can do nothing but make things worse. Regarding his out-of-costume life, you can either get your pants in a bundle about him being Millar's critique of the common "comics public" OR you can take solace in the fact that you are nowhere near as pathetic as this kid. It's easy to view Kick-Ass as another criticism of superhero culture, but is it possible that it's just about an idiot kid getting the shit kicked out of him? The movie's treatment of the Dave/Katie relationship was also a little too ridiculous to handle. Lying about being gay to get closer to the girl, yeah, that's not morally reprehensible at all. Even assuming there's some superhero fetishism going on, we're supposed to accept that she goes from attacking him to fucking him in the span of two minutes? Most people aren't that forgiving, let alone teenage kids. Their relationship in the movie is more ridiculous than that stupid jetpack. The jetpack, ugh. I see no reason why that was at all necessary. It was dumb and excessive in all the wrong ways. The more I think about it, the more I didn't like the movie. There were some parts that I really liked, I tried to appreciate it as it's own thing, separate from the source material, but it all falls apart so horribly at the end, I can't forgive it.
April 16, 2010, 3:36 a.m. CST
Of the characters certainly are more likable, but I feel like they missed the point of the comic in the process.