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Friday, November 20, 2009

Eileen's 'Could-Go-Either-Way' Upcoming Film Pick: Kick-Ass

It's time for the second ever Eileen's 'Could-Go-Either-Way' Upcoming Film Pick! For those of you who didn't catch the last installment, here's the short and skinny:

'Could Go Either Way': (adjective):
1. A term used to described an object, situation or idea with an indefinite outcome; that is to say, the reception and consequences of such an object, situation or idea, could be really awesome or remarkably shitty.

And I've got a corker for you this week.
Might I present:


What the Hell is it, and why Should I Care?
Kick-Ass is set be the comic-book based vigilante movie of 2010. Our young hero, Dave Livewski, takes fanboy-dom to all new levels of craziness by deciding to become a 'superhero' -of course, although he's referred to as 'superhero' in the trailer, I use the term reluctantly, as the dude as no actual superpowers or superhuman capabilities. In fact, he has no real experience or training as a vigilante. Therein lies the fun.

Hell Yes:
What makes this film different is it tries to add cheap, teen laughs to the mix- for example, when Dave (a.k.a Kick-Ass) turns up to school covers in bruises, people assume he's a gay prostitute. Crude infantile humour AND superhero goodness straight from the pages of a graphic novel? I'm in Heaven!
2. The support cast includes Clark Duke and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. That's pretty much my fantasy geek sandwich right there.
3. The visuals in the trailer have a sharp, colourful slant on NYC, that screams 'Spiderman'- you really can't fault them.

Hell No:
Didn't we already try this mix with 'Superhero Movie'? Please, please don't put me through that again.
2. Will any superhero really come close to 'Watchmen'? I honestly don't think so.
3. The trailer featured Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' 'Bad Reputation'- an awesome track, but the most generic and overused 'Kick-Ass Chick' theme tune of all time. Why not The Donnas, or Pat Benetar?

So, which will it be: blockbuster or bollocks? Only time will tell...

MP3: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts- Bad Reputation

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