Kick-Ass the graphic novel

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  1. spicker says:

    I think the ten yo girl called herself “Hit-Girl”, not Ninja-Girl. Or am I remebering bullshit?

  2. mrlogical says:

    “Ninja-Girl”? Isn’t it Hit Girl?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Check out this op-ed ripping Mark Millar’s work for being consistently sexist and racist. Awesome! -
    http://attackerman.firedoglake.com/2010/03/22/lame-ass-comics-scribe-mark-millars-work-is-sexist-and-racist-so-how-come-hes-so-famous/

  4. alisong76 says:

    I am HANGING to see this. Any clueless git of a parent who brings their noisy kid to this one is going to get my foot up their arse.

    Ahem.

    Yeah, so. Can’t wait ;-D

  5. AlisdairC says:

    Cory, you will enjoy the movie. One or two things have been blanded out, as you might expect, but it’s both pretty darn faithful, and satisfyingly twisted, plus it have some phenomenally kinetic action sequences.

  6. invictus says:

    You say “bravada,” I say “bravado.” I presume she didn’t actually use a now-defunct Oldsmobile SUV to kill people?

    • dculberson says:

      Have you read the book? Obviously not! GM doesn’t have a good knack for timing when it comes to product placement. But you can get a great deal on the Bravada now!

  7. yezzer says:

    I saw this on Saturday night, it’s *awesome*.

    It should have been called Hit Girl though. :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    I understand people’s excitement for the movie, and I did enjoy the comic a lot, but what Millar is doing is not very different from what the now (thankfully) defunct Virgin Comics was doing; using comics as storyboards for movies. Millar seems to have the hang of it and I hope he keeps doing good work, but I also hope lesser writers do not jump on the bandwagon.

    I am excited about the movie too, and also happy that John Romita Jr. might get some much needed mainstream recognition and, most importantly, money. I’ll also implore you to check out Scott Pilgrim, another comic-book with an upcoming movie release, its pure joy, and The Losers, what if Luc Besson made the A-team? It’ll be the Losers.

  9. tehowe says:

    What the… So can we expect to see a lot of sly Watchmen references?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Enter to win a cameo in Kick-Ass 2 the comic! Hurry, contest ending soon – http://bit.ly/cQfwhS

  11. Nonentity says:

    “Kick-Ass ends up in a near-terminal situation, only to be rescued by a ten-year-old girl (“Hit-Girl”), who slaughters…” “The homicidal pair vanish, leaving Kick-Ass…”

    I think you may have accidentally half of a homicidal pair here, unless Red Mist from the paragraph before is supposed to be in this thought.

    Though, it *would* be impressive if Hit-Girl had a split personality, ala Gollum, on top of being a homicidal katana-weilding little girl.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I’m really hoping the movie’ll be as good as the comic
    but I’ve spent a few hours today writing a review and it’s not nearly as positive as yours, I think. http://shigekuni.wordpress.com/2010/05/08/backasswards-mark-millars-kick-ass-and-wanted/

    But the craft here is undeniable.

  13. Brainspore says:

    I’m sure someone out there has a good idea for a believable “real-life superhero” story but I haven’t seen it yet. (Note: any story involving a ten-year-old girl who takes down professional killers like the Punisher on crank doesn’t count.)

  14. Anonymous says:

    Saw it on Friday (Uk release before the USA for a change) and it lived up to it’s title.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Seems like the story line has already been covered in South Park episode – The Coon.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I liked it, but giving Hit Girl a happy ending strained my credulity even more than 10 year old ninja did.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Im a fan of Millar’s, I love The Ultimates, The Authority and Superman Red Son.

    I always find his worst comics become the most famous. Kick-Ass was real dumb even by Millar’s standards so was Cival War!

    Should make a great action flick though.

  18. Anonymous says:

    An alright movie. But way too much product placement!! Do the producers take the public for fools??

    People pay the full price tickets to go to the cinema, we watch a load of adverts before the movie, then when we do get to watch the movie, Apple products are constantly thrust in your faces!

  19. citykids says:

    I was all for this…until I saw Nicolas Cage’s name pop up :(

    • geekygirluk says:

      From the reviews I’ve read (I’ve been glomming onto to every piece of info about this film I can find) this is his best performance since Raising Arizona.

      I’m going to see it tomorrow!! :oD

  20. sparkdale says:

    I’m a big fan of inventing contractions, but be cautious about the context and placement of using “who’re”.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Check out this Kick-Ass super hero training site with games. Awesome! – http://bit.ly/b3Avvv

  22. Anonymous says:

    love it

  23. Blaven says:

    I clicked on the link to view the trailer and it said it was yanked for TOS violation.

    Why would they even do that? Isn’t the whole point of a trailer to get it viewed as widely as possible? Perhaps they don’t want me seeing the movie.

  24. Hools Verne says:

    The book was a cool concept with fantastic art brought crashing down by Millar’s self indulgent writing. I’m hoping the movie will tone down his more masturbatory moments because everything about it looks as awesome as the comic should have been.

  25. brianary says:

    I’m optimistic about both Kick-Ass and Defendor.

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