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 Post subject: kick-ass kicks ass
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:02 am 
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Seen this on Wednesday night (thank you orange Wednesdays) and Its true it dose. One of the all round best films I've seen in a while I can definitely see how its being compared to the Dark Knight.

But in ways its better its comes across as far more accessible to the average Joe movie watcher no former knowledge of the character is required the origin story in Kick-ass is the film and not just a necessary evil to get to the big show down at the end.

Its also very very funny with numerous scenes many of them including the hilarious father/daughter pairing of Mindy Macready (Hit Girl) and Damon Macready (Big Daddy) played by Chloe Moretz and Nicolas Cage that had the hole cinema laffing out loud.

As to the main set of characters there all pretty good and nicely fleshed out, Aaron Johnson who plays kick-ass/Dave Lizewski dose it wonderfully managing to go from geeky teen/less than convincing hero to slightly less geeky teen/hero very well his internal monologue which is also great and very witty.


Thus end MESSs slightly scatterbrained review in which he doesnt think he's given anything away now go see it its great.

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Mess has pretty much nailed this.

I saw it last weekend and was just too lazy to post my thoughts, but it is definitely a must see film. Absolutely hilarious, tongue very firmly in cheek and superbly done!

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That is high praise indeed - I had already planned to see it, but it seems to become a must now. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:33 am 
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Nice one Mess/guys. Added to my list! See Twitter works guys. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:35 am 
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I saw this on the first day it was released, and actually payed this time. Thats how much I was looking forward to it!
Absolutely fantasic film in my opinion, well worth the wait :D Comedy every step of the way, especially since I was sat next to someone who kept cracking Modern Warfare 2 jokes in the night visions scene.

Go see it. NOA.
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hehe bazooka Big bada BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM (name that movie reference people and no goggle)

and yes Zos it really is that good some reviewers have been some what picky with it criticizing the fact that it uses songs from other movie scores but i cant say that bothered me as i felt the music worked great and will be grabbing the sound track ASAP (though disappointingly it doesn't appear to have In the House in a Heartbeat on it)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:26 am 
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No need to google - you are freely quoting Leeloo in the Fifth Element! :D

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Correct have a prize

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 Post subject: Re: kick-ass kicks ass
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Oooo, thank you, MESS-Man! Now I just need a swallow to carry it for me. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:27 am 
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Ahem, to get back on topic ... :)

I have seen the film this weekend and I quite enjoyed myself. Hitgirl really kicked some booty and was overall the source of most of the films best scenes. Overall I found it a bit over-hyped though, it is basically your average Geek-empowers-himself-and-becomes-popular film with a couple of very nice twists.

Some very nice piss-takes on the superhero genre though and a fantastic Batman-parody of Nicholas Cage.

A well deserved 8/10!

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Yea hit girl is definitely the muscle of the film which I think makes it that little bit better because your all ways just waiting for Kick-Ass to step up but instead he just keeps getting upstaged by a little girl :lol:

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I still wonder if they re-dubbed the actress or if she really got all these lines to say. :D
Interesting how the right wing in the US overall has more problems with her language than with her killing scores of people.

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On a side note re the language..

I took a peek in a copy of the comic book the other day, just to see if (as I suspected) the colourful dialogue was verbatim from the comic.

Certainly in the couple of bits I tracked down it was the case that the line as delivered in the film was pretty much a direct lift from the comic.

And Zos? I strongly suspect the actress, young as she was, simpy delivered those lines. Dubbing would seem a little extreme.

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I actually read a article dealing with this and as Ebon says the lines are as they appear in the comic interestingly the line in the apartment where she uses the C word was originally changed by the director to not include it as the actress is only 13 but after several cuts it was decided that the scene was lacking the impact of the original comic panel.

So the decision was taken between the actress/director/mom to use the line as is.

Which also suggests that every one was a OK with her dropping a F*** in there every so often from the out set but then it is America and F*** seems to be used every second word any ways.

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Well, the language certainly fits perfectly with Hitgirl's personality and I found it hilarious. But then again, I am not easily offended by language anyway.

What kind of offends me though is the nutters who have no problems with a little girl chopping off legs but complain about her bad language. That to me is just sick.

Anyway, I think she will become another film icon - if she hasn't already. She clearly stole the film! :)

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Yea its perfectly OK to chop some ones legs of and mutilate there body just do it politely and remember to say sorry :mrgreen:

Its just one of these weird American things (and to a extent UK things) where levels of extreme violence are just fine but heaven forbid you swear. though to be honest its hardly caused a massive back lash in the past the daily mail would have been calling for the banning of the film.

I also find it amusing that there are levels of accepted swearing had she said F*****s no one would have batted a eyelid but because she said C***s people complain how weird is that?

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It's the old puritanical style mindset.... fire and brimstone (violence) is fine and dandy but profanity or promiscuity (or even any hints of sexuality) are deeply deeply wrong.

It's a classic symptom of a confused and repressed society.

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I watched this film last night (i know...so slow lol)
I'm a bit worried that i like this film so much! Hit Girl and a kinda Quentin Tarrantino effect was great :mrgreen:

Worried about KickAss 2 though, can they really make another that will top that?

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The dark side is growing stronger in you. Don't worry. Your doubts will soon pass :lol:

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and yes. Hit Girl made the movie =D> =D>

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