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Thread: Official movie thread.
29-07-2012, 03:27 #2271
29-07-2012, 11:38 #2272
29-07-2012, 12:24 #2273
It will happen. No doubt about it.
29-07-2012, 12:48 #2274
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
First of all, I don't know the original graphic novel, so I can't say anything about its adaptation. I want to compare it to two other movies: "Wanted", which also is a comic by Mark Millar and "Watchmen". Kick-*** was way better than Wanted, because it does not rub bending bullets and "flying" cars in your face. It is a good homage to comic book geek-ness and relies on classic action elements you started loving in Jacky Chan movies twenty years ago (e.g the amazing Hit-Girl fights). It also does a better job than Watchmen in the field of knowing its limits of "epicness" (where some say Watchmen dragged along for too long).
Kick-*** is a fun ride. Nothing more, but nothing less. Stereotypical characters actually worked for the film. No brain needed, just enjoy the show.
PS: *sigh* for the word filter
29-07-2012, 16:52 #2275
Kick A$$ never really worked for me. I know a bunch of people that really liked it but... I Enjoyed Defendor a lot more. That was an oddball movie. Mind you, part of it might be that I like Elias Koteas.
29-07-2012, 20:27 #2276
what other movie has a small kid that kick's a$$ more then adults , a movie with Chloe Grace Moretz ofcouse ^_^
29-07-2012, 22:34 #2277
lol I can only imagine the reviews from people on these forums if 50 Shades does become a movie. *shudders* But I think we can all agree that it will suck.
My boyfriend and I started watching Bridesmaids last night. I don't understand why it got such a high rating. We got to the food poisoning part where some fat woman pooped in a nice marble sink and shut it off. It made me physically ill...give me throat slashes over puke any day. But yeah, I don't know why everyone seemed to love that movie - it's just typical women fighting to upstage the other because of the bride. At least that's what I got from it. But like I said, it made me physically ill so it went off. 0/10
29-07-2012, 22:51 #2278
Saw The Dark Knight Rises, review below.
29-07-2012, 22:56 #2279
30-07-2012, 00:17 #2280
lol at Art's review as well.
Saw Dark Knight Rises last night. I actually liked it quite a bit. But I did feel it succumbed to "movie logic" an awful lot. But the toys were cool, the leads did a good job, and the action was impressive. And unlike the second movie, I didn't feel like it dragged in the end.
SpoilerNo, really this is talking about stuff you'll want to see for yourself in the movie.SpoilerI think there were a lot of little things that bugged me. I thought the occupation was kind of not thought out well. I understand the League of Shadows wanted to destroy Gotham because it was corrupt, but if they had actually cleaned it up as much as they said they had, then it just seemed like they were wrong, which kind of undercuts the dramatic tension. And five months...that just seems like a really long time. Couldn't the military have tracked the trucks? The streets seemed pretty empty. They could have just gotten some Navy SEALS in there laser targeted it up and bombed it from high altitude.
And then at the end when the batwing shows up to take out one tank. Why not all three of them? Why not shoot a bunch of rubber bullets into the defending force to give the police a better chance of engaging with fewer injuries?
Where was this prison he was in? And to address Rob's earlier complaint about Batman's back injury... he's in a mystical prison where a 9 year old girl can jump farther than a grown man. I didn't really have a problem with the back stuff. I thought it was pretty funny really, "here, we just need to push this thing that's sticking out back into place!" This on top of all the damage the doctor detailed earlier which he fixes with a magical mechanical knee brace. Out of all the things in the movie, the back thing actually didn't bother me at all. :)
I really liked Anne Hathaway's Cat Woman. I think it was Rob who said she didn't have Michelle Pfeiffer's screen presence, but she did a great job and had some good lines.
I thought Gordon-Levitt's character was perhaps the oddest, as he didn't feel very worked into the story when interacting with Batman/Bruce Wayne. Was there a scene in the first movie where Batman saves him after his father died? I need to rewatch that.
Aside from the batwing, which I would have loved to see more of, I really liked the batcycle in this movie. The way it's tires rotated...I don't know how practical that would be in a real world application, but it looked really really cool. lol
Despite some of my complaints, I'm looking forward to seeing this again when it comes out on blu ray.