Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kick Ass movie - Kick Awesome!

No spoilers following:

Just saw an advance screening of the Kick Ass movie (it hits theaters on April 16th), based on the comic / graphic novel by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. and it was a TON of fun! There are changes, but I thought the changes were fine and I wouldn't say that I liked the graphic novel better or the movie better, they both are totally entertaining onto themselves. With the changes, one can read the Kick Ass graphic novel and watch the movie and they aren't total reruns of each other. The movie, like the Kick Ass graphic novel, definitely doesn't shy away from its R rating and everyone who likes stylized ultra violence similar to Quentin Tarantino movies should eat the Kick Ass movie up and want more. If this movie doesn't make some good coin at the box office, I'd be very surprised. I can't wait to hear other people's reactions after seeing the Kick Ass movie!

Also kick ass will be the signing by Ben Templesmith and Ben McCool (was that a good transition - grin!?) tomorrow (Thursday, March 18th from 5-7pm) at Alternate Reality Comics. Seriously though, it's going to be a fun time and I always appreciate when people support these signings and the creators, like all artists, appreciate seeing their fans and getting ego stokes and feedback - and all Templesmith / McCool comics and graphic novels will be on sale for 20% off through the end of the signing!

5 comments:

evan said...

Thanks a lot Ralph, that movie was a good time. We tried to find you but weren't able. I agree that the changes were not bad. A co-worker saw it too and was quite mad at the changes, but I thought it worked well for a movie.

Camila said...

is that my lover's comment?

Ralph Mathieu said...

I hope so or you just now cultivated a stalker, Camila!

Paul said...

So glad to hear this is good from a trusted source! thanks for the advance hype Ralph! Can't wait!

Cagle said...

I had also looked askance at the trailers, so thanks for the advance review!

Happy New Comics Wednesday 8/16/17 - Big Metal #1 release, Kirby 100th B-Day Celebration local artist opening tonight (with a HUGE Kirby cake), & Very Awesome Girls LV Book Drive / Bake Sale this Saturday edition!!

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