Sunday, April 18, 2010

Also, My Inner Eleven-Year-Old Wants To Kick People's Asses

Went out with some friends last night to see Kick-Ass, which may be morally reprehensible, but which I found quite entertaining, nonetheless. Or perhaps "nonetheless" isn't quite the right word there. Humans being the perversely wired creatures that we are, sometimes -- perhaps even often -- things are funny precisely because they're also appalling, or would be if they were real, and I think that's true, at least in part, for this particular movie. (Your moral/sense-of-humor mileage, of course, may vary.)

6 comments:

  1. The newspaper review that I read was pretty sniffy about the film, but then I long ago realised that most film reviewers are sadly lacking when it comes to having an inner eleven-year-old.

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  2. Having to watch all those bad Hollywood movies does seem like it ought to be enough to beat the inner eleven-year-old out of anybody. :)

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  3. This has something to do with Nicolas Cage right ;)

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  4. No, I've mostly given up on expecting Nicolas Cage to make decent movies, really. Although the last time I complained about that, a friend lent me Lord of War, which was good. :)

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  5. I was scanning the newspaper this weekend (yeah, a few of us still read them) and noted that a movie (I don't recall which one, as I don't go to movies but once in a blue moon) was rated PG-13 "for sexual situations and smoking". Boy, I knew that smoking disappeared from TV and most movies years ago, but to actually base a rating on it is just weird.

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  6. It's a bad influence dontchaknow.

    There was a 1995 novel by Connie Willis in which the main character's job was to digitally remove cigarettes from old movies so they'd be acceptable to show to audiences including kids. I'm half expecting this to happen in reality any day. It's already happening in other media.

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