I know it's all supposed to be tongue in cheek and lots of fun, but frankly this turned my stomach.
The guys really couldn't have missed the point anymore, and hit girl doesn't even swear that much.The movie was obviously not for them.
Apr 19 - 10:58 AM
"and hit girl doesn't even swear that much."
What movie did yo ass watch?
Jun 2 - 05:16 PM
Strange. I've read many reviewers that had no problem over-looking the violence in films like Inglorious Bastards, Kill Bill, Casino, etc., but somehow can't "stomach" Kick-Ass. Ridiculous. The violence in this film is just as essential to the narrative as many other films (and NOT as explicit). Talk about missing the point.
Apr 19 - 11:01 AM
Yeah, everyone is missing the clever point except for you smart cookies. I'm sure you understand the concept of film much better than them. Face it, the movie sucks and so do all the idiots that lap this crap up. Time to grow up.
Apr 19 - 12:57 PM
It's these smart critics that tend to miss the point in a lot of movies, imo. I tend to not look at reviews before i see a movie, just because of all of that. But you know, maybe this reviewer doesn't like the violence in films like this. So it wasn't for him. Whatev!And thanks for the "time to grow up" stuff. It really helps me to realize how much of a immature loser i am. You know, i wish i was as cool and grown up as you. Ya know, insulting the entire following of a movie, by saying that they suck because you didn't like the same movie. yup, great addition
Apr 19 - 01:56 PM
I couldn't agree with you more. I have no problem with people not liking certain types of movies, maybe it's just not for you. But instead of just saying that, they have to come out and bash everything about it. We don't need to grow up. There is nothing wrong with entertainment for entertainments sake.And stop defending these so called smart critics. Just because you went to school and learned about movies doesn't mean you have the last say on what is good and what isn't. About 80% of people loved this movie, so I think that is all you have to know.
Apr 21 - 05:09 PM
prismgap...let me guess...you're either a) a bible thumping fan of the Duggars b) a close friend of the idiot who originally wrote the review
c) Just an imbecile
I choose c
Apr 19 - 02:12 PM
Actually. None of the above douche but nice try and thanks for playing. If you are trying to offend or burn me you should actually put forth a little effort. I expect that though. From a loser such as yourself. To put forth as little effort as possible using the least amount of brainpower. Because we wouldn't want that well of knowledge inside your brilliant mind to dry up now do we? Your skills in the art of insulting a complete stranger are quite impressive. Did you have to google the word imbecile in order to understand it's meaning and the manner in which the word should be used? Or maybe it's been used within your family for years in order to describe you and your legacy. It's no wonder this film appeals to you just as it's no wonder that a sad sack of wasted dog fecies like yourself gets his panties in a wad cause I don't like his kind or his little movie. Look, dry the tears. Really. Crying and pooping in your underoos really doesen't do anyone any good.
Apr 19 - 02:30 PM
Well he must have struck some nerve for you to go on an unsolicited loquacious diatribe that reeks of psuedo-intellectual self absorption. Hypocritical much? Lollerskates!
Apr 19 - 02:50 PM
Oh, and who is this using big words to try and say that my words were too big? It's Shawn S. You sir, are obviously reeking of something yourself. Anyone who types the word lollerskates is truly in a league of very special internet losers.
Apr 19 - 03:01 PM
I stand by my post as it is you using loser,pooping,dog fecies and more in an attempt to prove a non-existent point. Elevating yourself with filthy insults? Lollerskates, lollercoater, and lolly pop!
Apr 19 - 03:12 PM
So stand by it then. For one thing, my original comment wasn't directed at you but you got involved because YOU were obviously deeply troubled by what I had to say to uhhh..someone else. So my point is non-exsistant when it was never directed at you to begin with? Wow, I think that makes you the pretentious, self absorbed crybaby doesen't it? This is a negative review by a pretty well known critic and I happen to agree with him. If anyone is bitter and behaving like a babe with moist diapers....well, I'd say it's you.
Apr 19 - 03:19 PM
In Your Dreams
Your services are no longer needed here, Prism. Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.
Apr 19 - 03:16 PM
Thanks loser but you haven't become Lord and ruler of the lands. See, thats only when you play World of Warcraft with your online buddies.
I think I'll stay. Thanks.
Apr 19 - 03:20 PM
prismgap,There are no "big words", only small minds.
Apr 20 - 11:24 AM
I really don't get it. This movie is certainly not the most violent, does not have the most swearing, and is not the first to feature children doing horrible things to adults. Does no one remember Children of the Corn?I guess the stomach-turning stuff was lost in my complete enthusiasm for watching fictional baddies get brutally slaughtered by violent protagonists. I mean, c'mon, it's not as though the people who actually did get sliced up in the movie didn't deserve it.
Apr 20 - 11:31 AM
True, but still... in my own opinion it doesn't make it better or ok.
Apr 21 - 01:53 PM
Wow, I did strike a nerve. Don't worry, I know you've saved hundreds of similar responses on notepad to copy and paste so I'll just consider the source on the reply. I haven't even seen the movie. I just love reading opinions from intolerant douchebags like yourself who are afraid of a little fun. Maybe you or your children (God, I hope you can't breed) could watch a movie and decide killing and profanity are something to try, but most people just get entertained for a cpl hours and get on with their lives.
Apr 19 - 04:22 PM
Yeah, just entertainment right? No big deal. The things on TV, radio and film have NO effect on society whatsoever right? It frightens me to know what else you would consider entertainment. Maybe Grandmother porn is your speed too. Good for you. You can love it and I can hate it. Don't like that? Cry me a river.
Apr 19 - 04:29 PM
Wow, I had never even HEARD of grandmother porn until you brought it up. You must be quite an authority on porn. I'd be willing to bet your entire Arby's paycheck that you're the type of hypocrite who looks all over the internet for porn, stares at it, whips himself Silas-style, then spouts off how disgusting it is. I would agree that movies and television can have some negative effects on people, but mostly to the maladjusted and weak-willed. And, since this movie clearly affected you...well, you get my drift. You saw the trailers, you read some reviews...knowing how "potentially harmful" this movie could be...why did you see it? Again, I smell hypocrite.
Apr 19 - 04:55 PM
Apr 19 - 04:56 PM
Oh, look who's taking the higher ground now. Calling me names and trying to act like you have some idea of who I am.
I enjoy films and alot of them are extremely violent. I'm not up on some high horse as you are trying to say. I'm an artist and I believe in expression. I prefer things to have some depth though you see. That's my preference and my right. What you don't get is that a comic book character named Hit-girl is just like the Lady Gaga of comic book characters. All shock, no substance. It's silly, it's stupid and the only people that buy into it are freaks like you that still wack it to the Invisible girl and She-Hulk. So, I know you took a long time to think out that last reply and you really thought you burned me good but really kid, you're out of your league here.
Apr 20 - 05:50 AM
Again...don't dodge the question. Since you saw the trailers, read the reviews and saw the R rating and claim to be an artist (why is it every unemployed loser on earth uses "I am an atist/actor" as a fall back position?)why did you bother to go?
Apr 20 - 08:56 AM
And, by the way, You are the one who started the moral highground bull****, not me. So, as an arist(LOL), you believe in the freedom of expression, you believe in the right to make the film, you agree people should have a right to see it, but everyone who doesn't cringe at the thought of a MADE UP character in a MOVIE acting violent is deranged? You really have some issues, my friend. You really do.
Apr 20 - 09:06 AM
soory bout the typos...very hard to type when you're laughing..
Apr 20 - 10:18 AM
Wow, Prismgap. Critical thinking courses should read your comments for pointers on what NOT to do. Just because YOU didn't like the movie and think it reprehensible doesn't mean those things are fact. Obviously, most critics and most audience members disagree with you. If people come away from this movie more violent than before, it's their fault, and their parents'. I'm far from a perfect human being, but I've watched rated R movies since I was a kid and haven't gotten anything more than parking tickets through my 24 years. You're just paranoid.
Apr 20 - 10:39 AM
Just to set a fact straight, Lady Gaga is pretty in depth. It was not realized by most, but her shocking performance at the VMA was a reenactment of Princess Diana's death set in several stages that ended with her version of a veil. She is not one to explicitly tell a story, but rather create music that only has value when looked at closely by the few that are curious. This does not mean I am a fan of her music or style, but I like her method of conveying a story.
Apr 21 - 10:54 AM
lol, you are so gay
Apr 24 - 02:24 PM
Prismgap is definitely choice "c"
Nov 19 - 07:40 AM
and whats up with jizmgaptoothedassmaster?
Apr 24 - 02:20 PM
Although I'm not involved in this discussion prismgap seems like a jerk. Brandon you should make a movie called dumb ass starring yourself.
May 10 - 09:49 PM
You miss the point as well. This film is suppose to be violent. The real world is just as violent so get over your concept of his "supposed non violent film"
Nov 19 - 07:37 AM
Stay away, snobby intellectual, and go watch some boring arthouse film!
Mar 15 - 01:11 PM
The violence in kick-ass for the most part was completely gratuitous and had no bearing on the plot whatsoever. That's coming from someone who actually likes it.
Jun 2 - 05:18 PM
Erroneous again Prismcrap...You called everyone who liked the movie an idiot. So ergo you were speaking to me. Are you a politician? As you waffle, dance, and lie like one. Why stand by when someone is vulgarly insulted needlessly? Just as Dave stated in the movie...I'm crazy while three guys lay into one man while everyone else stands around watching? Social commentary you obviously missed while dreaming up infantile insults I presume....
Apr 19 - 03:26 PM
So my belief that anyone who likes this movie is an idiot troubles you does it? And you are calling me a liar? What did I lie about exactly? I believe we still live in a free country. If I want to believe that this movie is made for immature, virginal, sick minded, wanna be intellectuals like yourself...well then I'm going to go right a-head and say that.
It's sad that this garbage is what fuels your pathetic and absent mind. Your words and attitude resemble the very thing that this film and our culture is. F#@ked.
Apr 19 - 03:34 PM
You are all over these boards spouting this film will cause everything from violence against children to pedophilia to the end of humanity. Funny how you ignore many comments that make inarguable points and just move on to the next name calling filled post. Troll much? No need to reply the proof is in your pudding Muffin Man...
Apr 19 - 03:39 PM
And your presumptuous words that this film fuels me in any way are astoundingly hypocritical as well. I say with your fifty or more posts you appear to be the one fueled and excited by this movie moreso than anyone else on these boards. Freud would have had a blast with you...
Apr 19 - 03:43 PM
Oh, and I noticed you didn't correct me on the virginal thing. Now, I feel truly sorry for you.
That and your internet jargon (Troll, Lollerskates) really says all that needs to be said about you.
I'll leave you to your pathetic exsistance.
Apr 19 - 03:50 PM
I post only on negative reviews and only about 3 or 4 for Kick-ass. So as far as being all over the boards, no, that would be you.
You're the one coming to negative reviews and stomping your feet with tears in your eyes cause a paid critic didn't like your sucky comic book movie.
That makes you the pathetic one.
Apr 19 - 03:47 PM
You are truly blind and hopeless in your generalizations, name calling, and judgmental posts. I take back calling you a politician...Saint or deity is more apt.
Ooooo good one. Your posts are getting shorter and shorter with much less wit each time. Running out of material? tsk tsk too bad.
Apr 19 - 03:51 PM
Tiresome is the word. Your baiting posts are tiresome, unfounded, and full of vitriol. You prove no point other than being the town crier who has no new news. Just cries unrepentantly hoping for attention from anyone...anywhere. Good luck with that judger of mankind.
Apr 19 - 03:58 PM
Again, idiot, we're on a negative review page. Look up. See the green splatter? Besides your brain that represents a BAD REVIEW of the film you are so passionate about. I am not baiting but agreeing with the review. You, on the other hand, are offended by general statements about losers and idiot fanboys. You're crying about my insults while calling me prismcrap and attempting to be intellectually superior. And failing miserably at every turn. Why not just let me hate the movie? It's simple. Because whiny little fanboys like you can't stand it when someone puts down their comic book or TV show. The tears start to flow and it just gets ugly. You never had to message me or address me. But you did and now that I've verbally destroyed you, you are backing away with exhaustion. That's what happens to you when you are out of your league.
Apr 19 - 04:05 PM
Even more laughable self absorption from his high hobby horse himself. :D
Apr 19 - 04:08 PM
See. Shorter comebacks every time. This time with almost no wit.
Apr 19 - 04:09 PM
Prismgap is just a troll. He enjoys these pointless arguments more than he enjoys his own life.
Apr 20 - 01:11 AM
I Haven't had the chance to see it yet, but I'm pretty willing to bet that I'm not gonna enjoy it as reading the PMS driven comments prismgap has contributed to the forum. Before the Mr gap can respond with some more catchy diaper comments, I just wanted to come on here to see if the movie was worth seeing. Too bad all I want to do now is go get some pull-ups at Giant. Oh well, I guess I can give them to my granny for her next porno coming up.
Apr 20 - 05:46 AM
HA.. short yet effective. I bet you think your poop doesn't stink don't you? You would think it would be easy to smell since you have been talking out of your ass. And by the way, Why DID you go and see the movie? I saw it and I didn't like it either, so does that make me an idiot? What if I did like it? And just for the record, you have been getting owned ASS-KICK.
Apr 21 - 02:06 PM
Don't you have something else to be doing, like setting up a protest about Iron Man's abbility not to exist in the real world?
Apr 20 - 11:27 AM
haha.. nice one.
Apr 21 - 02:09 PM
Everyone should just leave prismgap be. Feeding a troll only makes it bigger.
Apr 19 - 05:08 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMEe7JqBgvg watch that prismgap, and if you have a brain you will understand what you really are. Get off the computer go outside and make some friends there is no need to get into arguments that waste yours and everyone else's time. I'm sure everyone here agrees with me. Peace be with you.
Apr 21 - 11:15 AM
Scott and Phillips just didn't feel right as parents and middle aged adults giving Kick Ass a positive review. They knew deep down the film was technically impressive for such a low budget independent project and was funny.. but couldn't get past Hit Girl, so they tried to hit all the flaws they felt were there and tried to be responsible critics. It's a shame..
Apr 19 - 05:56 PM
Wow. I was just commenting on the disconnect between giving one violent film a fair critical treatment and evaluating another using different standards. Prismgap, calling something "crap" or people "idiots" is not a critique. It's meaningless to the discussion. I've earned an MA in literature and an MFA in writing. Believe it or not, there are any number of critical approaches you can take when evaluating art. It may be just me, but I never had the class in "douche" theory. You, apparently, took that course twice.
Apr 19 - 07:33 PM
I agree. It doesn't take an intellectual to make an honest crituque without insults. Prismgap seems to have a need to fuel his "inellectual" ego, from what I've read. I have to admit that reading his posts was pretty entertaining.
You can hate or love a movie, book, or form of music, but is it necessary to call people "idiots" if they don't agree with you?
"Skills of insulting a complete stranger"? Does these "skills" make prismgap feel better about him or herself?
You can be the wittiest person in the world, but if you can't respect others, don't expect anyone to respect you.
Apr 19 - 07:58 PM
I could care less if you have any respect for me because I have no idea who you are. You're a faceless Kick-ass fan on a comment page trying to keep me from having an opinion. You keep crying about me being insulting but yet I have been taken over the coals by every fanboy in here. I could care less. I do think this movie is for idiots and I'll say it again and again.
Apr 20 - 05:40 AM
The instant you typed in
"Yeah, everyone is missing the clever point except for you smart cookies. I'm sure you understand the concept of film much better than them. Face it, the movie sucks and so do all the idiots that lap this crap up. Time to grow up."
I know many people who aren't idots such as some of my English professors at my University who enjoyed this movie. I guess you're referring to them as idiots as well right? You don't have to care about what I respect you or not and I haven't in anyway riduculed you for your opinion... just your insult. What do you expect when you insult others?
Look, I respect anyone's opinion so long as it doesn't included any kind of insult. You can hate or love a movie, but is calling someone an "idiot", because he or she does not agree wih you, really necessary?
No offense or anything, you just sound so self-righteous. There's a difference between being cynical and critical.
That's all. =)
Apr 25 - 10:44 PM
And you, prismgap, are just a faceless snobby intellectual who thinks our culture is going to hell because people watch entertaining movies like Kick-Ass.
Mar 15 - 01:13 PM
"I've earned an MA in literature and an MFA in writing."
Oh wow, you're so amazingly cool. Let me just pick my jaw off the floor. I'm in such deep awe over your credentials that I don't think I will ever be able to face myslef in the mirror again. How can I ever look myself in the eye knowing that somewhere out there is someone with their MFA in writing and their MA in literature. Color me impressed. Hot dog! Can, I just say that you are my new hero.
Seriously though, all those skills and you post comments on Rotten Tomatoes to make yourself feel good about your education? And you call me a douche? LOL.
Apr 20 - 06:11 AM
Listen up. People like these reviewers (A.O. Scott, Michael Phillips, and even prismgap) have completely lost touch with society and what appeals to audiences. If they said things like, "I didn't like this movie, but I can see it's appeal to movie-goers." then that would be fine. But, they don't.Instead, they say things like, "...anyone who likes this movie is an idiot...", and "...frankly this turned my stomach.". Are you serious? Using words like "tired" and "sadistic" for this movie shows reckless reviewing practice and a lack of trust in audience this movie is targeted towards. It's rated 'R' - Under 17 requires accompanying by a parent or adult guardian.These comments should be reserved to explain movies that deserve them. God forbid you folks review "A Serbian Film", least your heads would explode. I wonder what words you would use to describe your disposition then.Once a reviewer starts throwing around movies like "The Incredibles" when discussing "Kick-Ass", it becomes obvious they need to take a step back, and give their head a shake. Or, just quit reviewing movies completely.To compare this movies to others, one would mention "Spiderman", "The Professional", or "Kill Bill". This little girl's action scenes are impressive, to say the least. And, this movie holds some of the coolest death scenes I've ever seen in a film.So, in short, this movie was great fun. If you can't see that, you are hopelessly lost. The previews alone show that this isn't a movie grandmother would appreciate, so stop reviewing like one.RT used to be a reliable resource to gauge which movies I would see in theaters. But, now that's it's full of you tools, it's becoming more useless by the day. Your reviews mean nothing, and that's a fact. The success this movie is having in the theater just proves my point.
Apr 19 - 10:16 PM
I'm trying to watch some reviews and read some reviews to decide whether I should watch this movie. Still undecided. I think a lot of you are off the rails criticizing A.O Scott though, by implying that they are somehow "unhip" for not fawning over a movie just because it has vulgarity and violence -- I got news for you hip kids -- movies were more violent and vulgar in the 1980s for the most part than they are today. It's nothing "new", nor is a movie "good" simply because it has vulgar (now there's an ironic sentence!) A.O.'s best points were1) He thinks the "what if comic book characters were in REAL life?" Idea falls flat, and has been done far better elsewhere.& 2) The vulgarity and violence feels like an abrupt and jarring tone change from the other elements of the film -- and as a result it turned him off. (please note he specifically says he's not turned off by violence in film in general, just didn't like it here).These both seem like well articulated concerns to me.A few have said he missed the point; what *is* the point, then?
Apr 19 - 11:17 PM
I apologize for a few typos in the above.It should be "implying that he" &"has vulgar elements" ...
Apr 19 - 11:19 PM
The point is that it's just a fun movie! When the critic says "miss it" in regards to seeing it in theaters, you know he's seeing things all wrong.A user here wrote on Anthony Lane's review:"Critics need to learn how to review movies with relevance to the public who supports them, and who use their reviews to decide whether to attend a film or not. Otherwise, I personally feel that they are contributing nothing more than a blog about their subjected opinions, morals, and beliefs."I couldn't have said it better.Having 'concerns' about the film doesn't make it a bad film! Sure, watching a little girl swear on the big screen shocks you at first - that's the point! It helps portray that 'this isn't your average, helpless, little girl.'Honestly, it's like these guys went to a theme park, saw everyone having fun on all the roller coasters, and then try poo-poo'ing on everyone's enjoyment.When you head to an amusement park and tell people, 'don't go to there because the hot dogs are better somewhere else', then you're missing the point of the amusement park.
Apr 20 - 12:14 AM
Go see the movie. It is rated "R" material, but really nothing unexpected for such a rating. It has fairly clean story line (with a forgivalbe bit of uneven pacing), it's well-directed (action sequences are executed perfectly), and the acting is solid. If you don't like the source material (i.e. violent comic book heroes), then skip it. Otherwise, it's worth the ride.
Apr 20 - 12:35 AM
I saw this movie the other night and I could not disagree with their perspective of the movie more. I would agree with comments above regarding the critics' bias towards "family friendly" entertainment. I think if they want to review things as responsible fathers perhaps they should be hosting a different show? Kickass is well directed, nicely casted, and held my interest from beginning to end. The violence doesn't hold a candle to most "violent" movies and there are very few scenes where the kid cusses. I understand everyone is entitled to their own critique but theirs seems to view the movie in a seemingly unfair light.
I know prismgap is trying to communicate something to the rest of the RT Community, but frankly all I see is this...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS7nqwGt4-IGive prism some time, ladies n gents. His little temper tantrum has nothing to do with the movie or its reviewers, he's just an insecure brat. All tantrums wear off sooner or later.
Apr 20 - 07:23 AM
You haven't actually seen the movie have you? I don't care if you liked the movie or not, genius. You just haven't given and actual "reasons" for not liking it. I hate when the emotionally disturbed have to work out their "mommy" issues on movie review sites. Look, I'm sorry you were beaten as a child, but there are perfectly qualified professionals that can help you with that.
Apr 20 - 08:57 AM
Rene De La Cruz
How can pansies like this guy be top critics? I bet he throws up at an image of anything that looks like blood.
Apr 20 - 09:10 AM
Oh my lord that girl sweared!!!! Is she already out hooking on the street corner??
Apr 20 - 12:14 PM
why do fanboys care what some old dude thought about their movie? I never did get it. It isn't enough that you like it yourself, but some old guy you never met has to like it to? Get a grip on yourselves, frigging nerds.
PS I loved this movie
Apr 20 - 01:03 PM
"...I went to all the hit-girl videos or videos of the little girl who plays her." -prismgap
I suppose this was just research??? Sure it was.
Apr 20 - 02:49 PM
I find it really odd that the level of ferocity on RT to negative reviews of Kick Ass is proportional to the film's basic themes. Seems like some have taken a big gulp of the movie's kool aid.
Apr 21 - 05:28 AM
I don't have a problem with negative reviews. I haven't seen the movie yet. Who knows, I may not like it. My problem is with hypocrites like prismgap who have decided anyone who likes the film is either an idiot or morally reprehensible. Here is a guy who, despite the R rating, reviews, and overall buzz this movie has caused, went to see it anyway. Then, after seeing it, ran home, got on his computer and "went to all the hit-girl videos or videos of the little girl who plays her." (actual prismgap quote). Now he would like us to believe the problem lies with those who liked the movie, not him.
Apr 21 - 06:25 AM
interesting to note here, that AO Scott gave a favorable review to Kill Bill vol. 1, an equally, if not more violent film than kick ass, featuring a violent, prepubescent character (O-Ren Ishii, early in her character development). these two are clearly given to double-standards based on who is directing the film, and what "art" they feel is in the film based on the former. lol @ prismgap.
Apr 21 - 08:46 AM
I did like the story and theme, but not the violence and dialogs, a little girl calling people ****s is just a bit too over-board.
Apr 21 - 04:31 PM
I don't get it. How are people saying this movie made them sick? I mean seriously it wasnt all that violent compared to some of the other crap im sure these guys have watched and loved! I mean there's only like 3 major action sequences in this movie, and while awesome, are not Gorey blood baths, they are full of CG blood and really not that much of it. If your seriously getting ill from watching this movie then I suggest you never buy a ticket for a rated R movie again, or a Horror movie because Texas Chainsaw massacre or Hostel must have made you lose your Lunch! As far as violence this was pretty much on par with Watchmens Dr. Manhattan blowing people into bloody dust yet where were they complaining about that violence? Or is because a girl 1/4th your age is the one doing the killing? So I suppose in Kill bill where they show an animated child doing it these guys left in anger. freakin hypocrites.
Apr 21 - 09:18 PM
"OPEN UP YOUR MIND"! Stop thinking so hard about the movie, it's suppose to be violent, over the top, and with crude language. But because it's a superhero movie, you think it suppose to be all warm and cozy. Who cares how violent it is..that's why there an R rating on the damn thing..
Apr 21 - 09:29 PM
This is true, but I was even taken back by some of the things in it. I don't think the problem was what it was rated, the problem to me is what they had the little girl do and say and the other teenage characters. Granted, kudos for the main character scoring the babe, but still, did the audience really need to see them humping in the back alley? Or listen to a little girl curse more than her father? My vote is not hardly.
Apr 22 - 12:16 AM