View Full Version : Kick-Ass was a far better movie than I expected


Nimrod's Son
04-20-2010, 03:55 PM
I think it's pretty much the only film in which I didn't hate Nic Cage

Mo
04-20-2010, 04:11 PM
Adaptation, anyone?

redbull
04-20-2010, 04:12 PM
what's been up with roger ebert lately

i'm going to throw a tomato at him at ebertfest this weekend

frugalscotsman
04-20-2010, 04:52 PM
I think it's pretty much the only film in which I didn't hate Nic Cage

how about bringing out the dead? i can stand him in that. not much else.

Dogfighter28
04-20-2010, 05:15 PM
The Weather Man, Honeymoon in Vegas, Matchstick Men, Raising Arizona

Dogfighter28
04-20-2010, 05:16 PM
omg how cool was FACE OFF

waltermcphilp
04-20-2010, 05:18 PM
He was pretty good in 8MM and National Treasure wasn't the worst.

cardiac
04-20-2010, 05:22 PM
Lord of War.

Dogfighter28
04-20-2010, 05:26 PM
that looked terrible

Corganist
04-20-2010, 05:36 PM
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans features Nicolas Cage at his most Nicolas Cage-ish.

Honorable Mention: The (otherwise terrible) Wicker Man remake.

Caine Walker
04-20-2010, 06:33 PM
i somehow feel validated in wanting to see this now. but i'll wait till it's at the redbox.

Eulogy
04-20-2010, 06:56 PM
Glad you made a new thread for this

Caine Walker
04-20-2010, 07:23 PM
the megathreads ruined this board anyway.

Ugly
04-20-2010, 08:06 PM
I really dug it, but I think the comic was slightly meaner and better (Big Daddy's origin in the comic is darker and funnier - but I loved the origin in the movie with John Romita Jr.'s art, the resolution of Dave's relationship is way better and unexpected in the comic, the Hit Girl doing cocaine aka "Code Red", Red Mist & Kick-Ass going into the burning building was crazier in the original, Dave doesn't kill anybody in the book and that's kind of the point). But this isn't without it's merits - had a lot of funny stuff, some great music (wiki sez they cribbed the cue in the warehouse from Sunshine), and Vaughn's direction was very interesting to watch - and even improved on a few aspects. The movie diverges slightly in the end but that's probably because the comic took forever to come out. Still a very good movie and a very good adaptation, way better than the hack job that was Wanted.

For those interested in the comic, get your torrent on
http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/153294193/kick+ass+cbr?tab=summary

Ugly
04-20-2010, 08:11 PM
Er, and Nic Cage performances I actually like quite a few: Bad Lieutenant, Lord of War, Adaptation, Leaving Las Vegas, Face/Off, his 10 seconds in Grindhouse, this flick, heck, I even like him in the Rock. "I just wanna FIND SOME ROCKETS!!" Ghost Rider was awful but it was rather entertainingly awful and so was he.

TuralyonW3
04-20-2010, 09:11 PM
Yeah I thought it was great. Better plan than the comic.

Ugly
04-20-2010, 09:19 PM
Someone please delete that mess.

Ugly
04-20-2010, 09:23 PM
Yeah I thought it was great. Better plan than the comic.

I still think how they changed Big Daddy's origin into something very superhero standard was kind of weak. His exit was more brutal too in the book.

TuralyonW3
04-20-2010, 10:14 PM
SPOILERS



I dunno I think burning to death slowly in front of your daughter is a little more brutal (at least equal) to getting shot in the head.

Ugly
04-20-2010, 10:21 PM
True that, I just thought the way he went out in the book was just flat-out uglier and didn't have a hint of hope like his death did here. Good death scene here, very emotional and very well done I'll admit, but I just liked how bleak it was in the comic.

Fattening Ass
04-21-2010, 05:38 AM
Nic Cage is terrible

TERRIBLE

28if
04-22-2010, 10:51 PM
Someone please delete that mess.

post/user

Ugly
04-22-2010, 11:54 PM
Someone please delete that mess

Ugly
04-23-2010, 01:42 AM
Yeah, that one. Delete that bunk.

Ugly
04-23-2010, 01:43 AM
Ain't that hard to hit delete or edit a post. Pretty easy, really.

Ugly
04-23-2010, 01:52 AM
Y'see, it's hard to engage in a conversation about the movie adaptation of Kick-Ass with that hunk of text there. I'm sure there's some blisteringly sarcastic point buried under layers of irony and all, but it just makes the thread a real pain to read.

agenda suicide
04-23-2010, 02:37 AM
they're both jackasses. arguing is pointless.

ChristHimself!
04-23-2010, 04:12 AM
vampire's kiss is obv cages best movie

http://fanboyz.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/vampires-kiss.jpg

Order 66
04-23-2010, 11:06 AM
My friends and I are fans of the original wicker man and heard tales of how bad the remake was. So we thought itd be a good idea to buy it from half priced books and get blazed and laugh our asses off ... And uhh it actually wasn't so bad. I chuckled at a few cage-isms and awkward editing decisions but otherwise it wasn't so bad. Not a four star movie by any means but its no Troll 2

Nimrod's Son
04-23-2010, 07:55 PM
My friends and I are fans of the original wicker man and heard tales of how bad the remake was. So we thought itd be a good idea to buy it from half priced books and get blazed and laugh our asses off ... And uhh it actually wasn't so bad. I chuckled at a few cage-isms and awkward editing decisions but otherwise it wasn't so bad. Not a four star movie by any means but its no Troll 2
See I love the original but the remake was total shit

murgle
04-23-2010, 09:26 PM
Matchstick Men


God damnit I hated this movie SO MUCH.

murgle
04-23-2010, 09:27 PM
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans features Nicolas Cage at his most Nicolas Cage-ish.



It's true.

I still can't decide (1) if I know for sure what the fuck happened in this movie and (2) if I liked it or not.

Catherine Wheel
04-24-2010, 02:04 AM
Kick Ass was a lot of fun. Bringing Out The Dead is probably my favorite Cage performance. Also like 8mm, Lord of War, Leaving Las Vegas, The Weather Man, Raising Arizona and Vampire's Kiss.

Rider
04-24-2010, 04:13 AM
See I love the original but the remake was total shit

It's one of the worst remakes in the history of film making. They took the core concept and everything that was great in the original and turned into some movie about a crazy feminist bee cult.

Trotskilicious
05-07-2010, 05:56 PM
that looked terrible

yeah you'd get that from watching the retarded trailers but it's actually a movie similar to Blow, a biography of someone who sells stuff on the black market, but more politically relevant and less stupid.

cardiac
05-09-2010, 08:51 AM
Just saw this flick the other day. Surprisingly hilarious, far exceeded my expectations. Well written and had good casting. That kid who played Hit Girl is going places. Mark my words.

Elvis The Fat Years
05-09-2010, 08:53 AM
someone mark this guys words.

Trotskilicious
05-18-2010, 05:22 PM
you know what is funny

i like hummus now

D.
05-19-2010, 06:04 PM
The Weather Man, Honeymoon in Vegas, Matchstick Men, Raising Arizona

omg how cool was FACE OFF

He was pretty good in 8MM and National Treasure wasn't the worst.

I even like him in the Rock. "I just wanna FIND SOME ROCKETS!!" Ghost Rider was awful but it was rather entertainingly awful and so was he.

My friends and I are fans of the original wicker man and heard tales of how bad the remake was...And uhh it actually wasn't so bad. I chuckled at a few cage-isms and awkward editing decisions but otherwise it wasn't so bad. Not a four star movie by any means but its no Troll 2
i agree with all of these opinions.

pale_princess
05-19-2010, 11:29 PM
Course u do Red Wine Cage

D.
05-20-2010, 04:38 PM
Course u do Red Wine Cage
holla

even though i'm loooong over having mancrush on him; i'm more about k.space nowadayz

Toby
06-14-2012, 02:30 AM
kick-ass was awful.

I couldn't even watch the entire thing.

Order 66
06-14-2012, 02:51 AM
i cried when kick ass died

wHATcOLOR
06-14-2012, 06:02 AM
i noticed it on netflix last weekend, had to turn it off before finishing because i thought it was so bad