Roger Ebert Did Not Like Kick Ass
Although the movie going audience is loving it Roger Ebert perched up on top of his soap box and blew Kick Ass all to hell.
Which kinda stinks. I mean you have the most popular critic from the last 20 or 30 years damn a ComicBookMovie that you are geeked to see. This is why:
"Shall I have feelings, or should I pretend to be cool? Will I seem hopelessly square if I find “Kick-Ass” morally reprehensible and will I appear to have missed the point? Let's say you're a big fan of the original comic book, and you think the movie does it justice. You know what? You inhabit a world I am so very not interested in. A movie camera makes a record of whatever is placed in front of it, and in this case, it shows deadly carnage dished out by an 11-year-old girl, after which an adult man brutally hammers her to within an inch of her life. Blood everywhere. Now tell me all about the context."
Roger I think a lot of people have already pegged you as hopelessly square just from alot of the other reviews you have turned in. It's 2010, Hollywood is not known for originality anymore. The movies that they do put out have to be somewhat over the top or NO ONE will see it much less see it and complain. Yes thats right, if you go view a movie and hate it Hollywood does not care. They already got you to spend the money. Mission Accomplished.
From being somewhat of a movie critic myself I can say that I totally respect Ebert's opinion, but I do not agree with it. Kick Ass is not a movie for kids. Obviously. Which in critics minds (and everyone in Australia) already knocks it down a notch. Reason is because its a Super Hero movie about kids but no kids should see it. The cussing and the fight scenes are geared towards us grown ups which is fine. It is what it is. Not every ComicBookMovie should involve the kiddie factor or we will get watered down movies like 'The Phantom Menace' and charecters like Jar Jar Binks not once every 5 or 6 years but all the time.
So I say BRING IT. Kick Ass is going to be a Kick Ass flick and I cant wait to see Hit Girl up on the big screen Kicking Big Daddy's Ass, foul mouth and all. Other then the cussing it's what Spidey has suppose to been up to himself (smart ass factor was missing in all three Spidey flicks).
We will see you Sunday night at the Portage 16 IMAX Theater in Portage IN to screen Kick Ass and turn in our review for ComicBookMovie.
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