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« Reply #105 on: April 29, 2010, 11:08:37 PM »
Wow I can't believe you guys are all on your 3rd and 4th viewings of this movie!  :o I still haven't seen it, but my excuse is I've been very busy with studying for exams. Will definately have to pick this one up on dvd when it comes out

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« Reply #106 on: April 29, 2010, 11:18:28 PM »
I still haven't seen it either. I still want to and hopefully will soon.  Maybe even this evening...I might go to a movie this evening, so I'll see.

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« Reply #107 on: April 29, 2010, 11:22:20 PM »
Wow I can't believe you guys are all on your 3rd and 4th viewings of this movie!
I haven't seen it. I never go at movie theatre and I don't like modern film, but maybe I will give it a chance when it will appears on dvd if I find it cheap...

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« Reply #108 on: April 30, 2010, 12:21:11 AM »
Wow I can't believe you guys are all on your 3rd and 4th viewings of this movie!  :o I still haven't seen it, but my excuse is I've been very busy with studying for exams. Will definately have to pick this one up on dvd when it comes out

Must... resist... 5th... viewing.  :P
I'm trying to keep it at just 4 viewings in the cinema before I grab it on blu-ray. Oh and also for anyone who is interested John Murphy said on his facebook that the score soundtrack to Kick-Ass will be released on itunes May 3rd... or 5th.

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« Reply #109 on: April 30, 2010, 01:58:14 AM »
Oh and I thought I would add that I just read Chris Tookeys latest rebuttal and was appalled. He actually compared himself, a grown man who is a film critic to situations where teenagers and young children have lost their lives from cyber bullying. To me that is going too far, he wrote a stupid review and as he should have expected some people were angered by his faulse, and somewhat disturbing accusations of an 11-year old being sexually aggressive when she wasn't. Yet here he is, comparing his situation to those of young people who actually died over internet bullying to his own ridiculous situation. I probably sound just like the so called 'bullies' he is reffering to but after even daring to compare himself to those cases I can't help but say, what. a. moron.

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« Reply #110 on: April 30, 2010, 06:24:41 AM »
Oh and also for anyone who is interested John Murphy said on his facebook that the score soundtrack to Kick-Ass will be released on itunes May 3rd... or 5th.
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That's Monday or Wednesday already ;D I hope that includes the instrumental pieces not included on the other soundtrack, but not composed by him (the 28 days Later theme, the Mozart "song", etc.).

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« Reply #111 on: April 30, 2010, 07:25:58 AM »
Oh and also for anyone who is interested John Murphy said on his facebook that the score soundtrack to Kick-Ass will be released on itunes May 3rd... or 5th.
:yahoo:

That's Monday or Wednesday already ;D I hope that includes the instrumental pieces not included on the other soundtrack, but not composed by him (the 28 days Later theme, the Mozart "song", etc.).

Since John Murphy is the composer who did the 28 Days Later theme and also theSunshine theme which were both used in Kick-Ass then I think they will be on the soundtrack. I heard rumour that the score sountrack itself will have 40 tracks, but then and again, that is only a rumour.

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« Reply #112 on: April 30, 2010, 10:10:53 AM »
Since John Murphy is the composer who did the 28 Days Later theme and also theSunshine theme which were both used in Kick-Ass then I think they will be on the soundtrack.
I) certainly hope so. But copyright goes mysterious ways... ;)


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I heard rumour that the score sountrack itself will have 40 tracks, but then and again, that is only a rumour.
I often see soundtracks these days, where they include the incidfental music like it was in the movie, meaning you get loads of short pieces (e.g. 30s). In the "old" days they usually would create suites to combine all those.

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« Reply #113 on: April 30, 2010, 10:30:35 AM »
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I often see soundtracks these days, where they include the incidfental music like it was in the movie, meaning you get loads of short pieces (e.g. 30s). In the "old" days they usually would create suites to combine all those.

Yeah I remember thinking it might be something like that, I couldn't imagine when 40 score pieces even would have been used in Kick-Ass. I also remember that in one of the Kill Bill soundtracks I had they included sound effects like sword swipes etc, some were only a few seconds each but a seperate track, could be something like that... I certainly hope not though :P

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« Reply #114 on: April 30, 2010, 05:49:45 PM »
Or even worse, they could include sound bites from the movie for every other track.



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« Reply #115 on: May 01, 2010, 12:41:48 AM »
Or even worse, they could include sound bites from the movie for every other track.

Do you have the first soundtrack? The one with the songs used on it but not the score... becuase they have sound bites at the start of almost every track there. It's very annoying, I have to skip the first part of each song.

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« Reply #116 on: May 01, 2010, 09:52:49 AM »
No, but I was thinking about getting it. I guess I will not get it now. Thanks for the heads up!
Maybe I will buy a few of the songs on iTunes taken from their original CDs.



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« Reply #117 on: May 02, 2010, 04:37:59 PM »
I stumbled across this entertaining review yesterday:



These guys have already over 200 reviews online. I have watched a few of those now and I am definately watching new ones as they come up.



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« Reply #118 on: May 03, 2010, 06:42:33 AM »
I finally finished the comic yesterday. :bag: For me, I can say, I agree witgh all changes made for the move from the page to the screen. I'll also say. that possibly some of the stuff they ended up doing on the screen may not have worked on paper anyway (like the final stages of the showdown at the end); the moving image has obviously very different rwquirements than drawn images.



Thanmks for that review Tom, I subscibed to them as well.

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« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2010, 12:43:12 AM »
I finally saw Kick-Ass.  It did take me a little while to get a review done ...had to think on some stuff a bit. 

So much more was going on than I expected, starting with the first few minutes.  There are a good amount of surprises throughout the movie that keep it from being predictable.  The story is very entertaining and it works well.  I like how it is a sort of realistic look at what could happen if someone decided to dress up like a superhero.  I like that Dave has to face the consequences of what he decides to do.  I love all the references to other comic books and superheroes that turn up throughout the movie.  Big Daddy does remind me of Batman with the look of his costume and the fact that he has so many weapons.  He may have more than Batman.  Hit-Girl is awesome, though there is something slightly disturbing about an eleven or twelve year old girl being so good at killing.  The cast handles their parts well.  Nicolas Cage is more understated than he has been in many of his other parts and that works perfectly for his character. 

There is a lot of graphic violence and I have no doubt that the movie is too violent for some people.  The violence works for the movie given what is going on and it doesn't really seem excessive.  Some people probably won't agree.  Humor turns up every so often though things that characters say and do.  The humor is a bit twisted, which is perfect for the movie. 

Overall, the movie is really entertaining and definitely worth watching, though it isn't for everyone.

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I did post a longer review on Epinions.

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