Lara’s Kick-Ass Review Part One

23 Apr

I had the privilege of seeing the long-awaited Kick-Ass last weekend. And, while it did follow through on the title, the over-all experience was not pleasant. The reasons for this are four-fold.

  1. The only place the movie was playing was at the theater in the mall. This in and of itself already sucked because the screens, the sound, and the general crowd at this mall are not ideal in seeing a film of this caliber.
  2. My party got to the film fairly late so, in addition to leaving me extremely antsy through the previews and the first few minutes of the movie, our seats sucked. We had to decide between the front row, neck-straining-and-can’t-get-in-the-full-visual position or the back of the theater, might-as-well-be-watching-it-on-a-TV-because-the-screen-is-so-miniscule-from-here position. We took the back of the theater. We would have lost either way.
  3. We were surrounded by idiots. If you know me, you know talking during a movie is unacceptable. Especially when it’s someone’s first viewing. And isn’t Twilight. Not only did we have high-schoolers making, “Dude, what’s he doing?” comments intermittently between saliva-swapping sessions, but we also had bro behind us who kept repeating every funny line. Every. Funny. Line. And there are a lot, so it was like watching Kick-Ass with a parrot that you can’t cover with a blanket.
  4. This one actually pertains to the film itself: I had read the graphic novel and did not realize that it was written at the same time as the movie. Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn wrote their own versions of the same general story that they would tweak to be able to work through different mediums. Completely unaware of this, I was pissed off when the last quarter of the film changed drastically from what I thought was the original material.  This, of course, changed my general outlook of the movie.

I’m going to see Kick-Ass again this week. You should, too, for it is awesome. Unless, of course, you’re offended by gratuitous violence, children cursing, and teenage boys doing what they do best.

Pray for a giant screen, surround sound, and no obnoxious people so I can give the film the review it deserves,

Lara

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4 Responses to “Lara’s Kick-Ass Review Part One”

  1. Kathryn April 23, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    I am now wondering if it is your normal practice to cover parrots with blankets. Seems cruel.

    • CintusSuprimus April 24, 2010 at 9:47 am #

      Aren’t you supposed to cover birdcages with blankets to shut them up? You know, like a fire or something?

  2. ultrafanisme April 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    When people talk in the theater, you should KICK ASS!

    http://tinyurl.com/kicking-some-ass

  3. RM April 26, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Funny review, especially point 3. As for arriving late, there’s no excuse, which begs the question of why we always arrive late at movies.

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