Friday, April 23, 2010


So being on-call every evening this week, I was unable to depart from my apartment to go see "Kick-Ass."  Never-the-less, I have anxiously preparing myself for the gruesome film by way of reading the graphic novel.  I've always heard people rant and rave about how awesome the comic is, but never read it myself mostly due to the Marvel Comics label on top left corner.  But with the news, about the film and some reviews I've read thus far, my interest continually becomes more interested about the content and story. 

I decided to visit the "Rotten Tomatoes" page to see what the common movie goer thought about it.  Here are a few comments I saw about the film...
"When filmmakers nudge a child into viewing savagery as slapstick, are we not allowing them to do what we condemn in the pornographer -- that is, to coarsen and inflame?"

"The select audience it is aimed for will thoroughly enjoy it while the rest of us will suffer through it."

"The longer it goes on, the more revolting it becomes."

"[It] thinks it's so brave and bold. But it's more like the title character, a dweeb who just thinks he's tough."

"For better or for worse, Kick-Ass has been constructed to shock and awe rather than to support and value deep thought."

While these aren't the only comments I saw on the site, in fact there were quite a few positive reviews about the film, I've been noticing a trend in those who found the film unenjoyable.  Most negative opinions about the film lean on the fact that it's overly violent and gruesome, showing that a good potion of the films viewers can't stand the violent nature that Mark Miller imposes on the comic book genre.

I under, it's not everyones thing.  However, when I see a movie title called "Kick-Ass," my first thought is n't "This movie is going to be about fluffy bunnies and butterflies.  You can not like a film for it's bloody and gruesome nature, but don't rate it down for that aspect of it.  I'm very much looking forward to seeing the film tonight!

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