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Old 04-20-2010, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Kick-Ass was a far better movie than I expected

I think it's pretty much the only film in which I didn't hate Nic Cage

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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Adaptation, anyone?

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:12 PM   #3
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what's been up with roger ebert lately

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

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 04-20-2010, 04:15 PM   #5
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The Weather Man, Honeymoon in Vegas, Matchstick Men, Raising Arizona

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:16 PM   #6
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omg how cool was FACE OFF

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:18 PM   #7
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He was pretty good in 8MM and National Treasure wasn't the worst.

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:22 PM   #8
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Lord of War.

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:26 PM   #9
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that looked terrible

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:36 PM   #10
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans features Nicolas Cage at his most Nicolas Cage-ish.

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

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:33 PM   #11
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i somehow feel validated in wanting to see this now. but i'll wait till it's at the redbox.

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:56 PM   #12
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Glad you made a new thread for this

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:23 PM   #13
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the megathreads ruined this board anyway.

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:06 PM   #14
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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/1...br?tab=summary

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:11 PM   #15
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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.

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:11 PM   #16
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Yeah I thought it was great. Better plan than the comic.

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:19 PM   #17
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Someone please delete that mess.

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:23 PM   #18
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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.

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Old 04-20-2010, 09:14 PM   #19
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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.

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:21 PM   #20
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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.

 
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:38 AM   #21
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Nic Cage is terrible

TERRIBLE

 
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:51 PM   #22
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Someone please delete that mess.
post/user

 
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:54 PM   #23
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Someone please delete that mess

 
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:42 AM   #24
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Yeah, that one. Delete that bunk.

 
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:43 AM   #25
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Ain't that hard to hit delete or edit a post. Pretty easy, really.

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Old 04-23-2010, 12:52 AM   #26
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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.

 
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:37 AM   #27
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they're both jackasses. arguing is pointless.

 
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:12 AM   #28
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vampire's kiss is obv cages best movie

http://fanboyz.net/wp-content/upload...pires-kiss.jpg

 
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:06 AM   #29
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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

 
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:55 PM   #30
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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

 
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