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lister 4/30/2010 8:31:15 AM

...it could've been even better if it hadn't strayed in the realism department.

I think that may be the problem, the reason it did not make an impact at the box office or culturally. The comic was already stretching credulity, but we could go along with it. The general public is not as willing to stretch their limits as far as your average comic reading adult. So when they pushed things even further, it was probably broke the camel's back, so to speak. I think that may be a good lesson in restraint for the studios, if they would just choose to listen.

Ozymandas 4/30/2010 8:53:46 AM

We only have Big Daddy's words & comic to say that he was ever a cop. I don't think his cop friend ever refers to him having been on the force. It could be that it's a lie in the movie, just like it was in the book, only not to be revealled until the sequel.

biffbolt 4/30/2010 9:06:20 AM

I thought that the film improved on the comic in a number of respects, from eliminating the casual racism, to giving the characters more realistic motivations (like Big Daddy's backstory, which I see no reason to doubt being as presented [ties into Marcus' actions and dialogue too neatly], the reaction of Hit-Girl to her father's death, Dave's reactions to the bloodshed about him. etc.).  Nor do I find fault with its straying from realism, given the prevalence of this throughout.  Without that, there is no film (or comic).

gauleyboy420 4/30/2010 11:17:28 AM

Great point Ozy! BUT I like the change (if it exist) of him actually having motivation.  PLUS his partner does come to visit him to talk him out of his mission, and later adopts Hit Girl, something that suggest it is a favor Policeman's Partner is gonna do for a buddy. (this will sound racist, but I don't see too many Black Men adopting, young white girs, so I think he really was Big Daddy's partner, in order for our biased courts to allow that)

Kurt, I propose that your first problem with the movie was really no problem at all. Sure it took away the shock of Red Mist betrayng Kick-Ass, BUT as you said yourself "it makes us watch uneasily as he walks into a trap" Which implies we care about Dave (which I do) and have to watch him make this horriblly awkward mistake, and we're not wanting him to fall for the trap. We see it coming which added a level of tension, that I enjoyed, in the movie.

I could have done without the jetpack, BUT it made for an awesome scene at the end. so I'm not gonna hate because of that.

It's no secret here that I loved Kick-Ass, in fact I'm going to see it again tonight. I think it IS an EPIC win for creator owned comics... it made it's money back domestically, don't know what the take was internationally. AND the DVD/Blu-Ray Sales are gonna sell well. PLUS the books were selling pretty well at shops as the movie came out. Good for Romita and Millar. I like to see comic creators who toil for huge companies their whole career, get a good hand dealt to them.

gauleyboy420 4/30/2010 11:19:52 AM

@biffbolt,

I can't stand this Kick-Ass was racist thing, I've fought with others on other sites about it. You have a southpark avatar, maybe you should watch the episode about "Catcher in the Rye" to learn about how people project whatever they want into literature/movie/comics ect...

 

Any "racism" in Kick-Ass is IMHO due to (subconcious) racist feeling within the reader

gauleyboy420 5/2/2010 12:17:22 PM

Just saw it again this weekend... Even better the second time around! LOVE THIS MOVIE!

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