[It] thinks it's so brave and bold. But it's more like the title character, a dweeb who just thinks he's tough.
He never thought he was tough, he was standing up against injustice as we all should do. I reason that Joe Neumaier has never read "Civil Disobedience" or payed much attention to how our government was even established. It disappoints me that critics like Neumaier simply look at the commercials and enter with a preconceived rating to give to films such as Kick-Ass. Throughout his review he references other movies such as "Spy Kids" and brushes off Kick-Ass as some wannabe film. Neumaier has lost his love for films and simply wants to get his job done the easiest way possible--that means resorting to assumptions and biases. Bravo, Neumaier. You are no hero.
Apr 16 - 02:28 PM
*Thumbs up* Andrew :)
Apr 17 - 08:27 AM
its funny when fanboys attack whoever criticizes what they like instead of defending the movie. kick-ass started off ok, but got real silly, real fast and towards the end, it reached michael bay level ridiculousness. now watch as 50 fanboys attack my opinion.
Apr 17 - 11:10 AM
I very much agree with you. If you love (or like) this movie so much why not share your joy with those that loved it to? Why do I always see people fighting on only those that disagree with them? I think its a sad movie. I never knew the movie was rated R and I never knew this movie was so violent till I read about it. Based on previous, I thought it was about a nerdy kid trying to fight justice on his own in a different way. IN a way that was not violent, but funny nerdy style. Just because the hero is violent and different (in this case violent and that the only difference from other superheroes) does not mean the movie is "excellent". It is silly to be point to movies like Taxi Driver. Why? Simply because that movie (Taxi Driver) depicted a life of a girl that really does happen. Those situations do happen all the time in life. Pointing to Kill Bill movies is ridiculous as well. The Kill Bill movies depicted %u201Cultra violent%u201D situations; that was its premise. Movies like National Born Killer depicted how violent a society can be and how much a society glorifies violence in its media (case in point with this movie!). These movies serve a point to an extent. What was the point in Kick-ass? What was the cultural impact other than violent to shock? Why not defend this movie with its storyline and its character development, which, sorry to say, does not have one.
Apr 19 - 05:32 PM
I would have to agree with that. I see too many arguments on these discussion boards that simply revert to insulting one another based solely on their preferences to films. All that accomplishes is you looking like an idiot for the whole world to see. The only thing I would say is that sometimes critics need to be called out on what they say. When they put out their reviews, they pass off every statement as absolute fact. You never see critics put a disclaimer like "in my opinion' or "i felt like this part was", and that really irritates me. So I say kudos to you sir for that you at least said the word "opinion".
May 5 - 12:44 AM
It never said it was brave and bold, critics and fans did, you say it thiks it is if it never did.
Apr 17 - 02:16 PM
Very well put. But I will say, the premise did have great potential and I didn't mind the violance... it was the actual storyline that screwed the movie.
Aug 1 - 01:38 AM