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(Deadline)   The historical film The Butler opened to #1 with $24 million, and in its second week returning comedy We're the Millers was #2. Kick-Ass 2 failed to kick anything and was a dismal #3, and thriller Paranoia was a true bomb, debuting at #12   (deadline.com) divider line 110
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2013-08-18 10:07:15 AM  
Fark the naysayers: Kick-Ass 2 was fantastic. Seamless handover in directing duties from Matthew Vaughn to Jeff Wedlow was apparent within the first ten minutes. Standout performances from Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Olga "Mother Russia" Kurkulina and-surprise!-Jim Carrey-not since Fun With Dick And Jane have I seen him have this much, well, fun onscreen.

Damn I wanna see that again!

That is all.
 
2013-08-18 10:15:37 AM  
I refuse to see The Butler. I hate Oprah with all my being. Stupid racist count.
 
2013-08-18 10:20:04 AM  
I was going to see Kick-Ass this weekend but the poor reviews convinced me to wait for home video. Can anyone who saw it and read the comic say if they toned down Motherfarker's storyline? I can't imagine they'd make a movie with him doing the same things he did in the comic.
 
2013-08-18 10:21:15 AM  
I liked the to do list.
 
2013-08-18 10:22:29 AM  
Jim Carrey's character dies.
 
2013-08-18 10:26:08 AM  
Some reviewer on the radio said Kickass was good but was highly highly critical of them killing so many cops. He was bothered by it and bashed it a bit but said otherwise it was a good flick if it got rid of that.

My question is, who the fark cares? I'm not some anti cop libertarian or anything but unfortunately cops die. I'm not sure why this douche doesn't care when multiple convenience store owners die or construction workers.

/besides, its a farking movie.
 
2013-08-18 10:32:59 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: I refuse to see The Butler. I hate Oprah with all my being. Stupid racist count.



indianapublicmedia.org


"One....One baseless smear! Ah....Ah....Ah....Ah!"
 
2013-08-18 10:33:05 AM  

WienerButt: Some reviewer on the radio said Kickass was good but was highly highly critical of them killing so many cops. He was bothered by it and bashed it a bit but said otherwise it was a good flick if it got rid of that.

My question is, who the fark cares? I'm not some anti cop libertarian or anything but unfortunately cops die. I'm not sure why this douche doesn't care when multiple convenience store owners die or construction workers.

/besides, its a farking movie.


On-screen death of hundreds of soldiers (Saving Private Ryan, We Were Soldiers, Any war film, really): Fine
Implied death of thousands of civilians (The Avengers, Man of Steel, etc): Fine
Kill a few dozen ancillary cop characters? Rabblerabblerabblerabble!
 
2013-08-18 10:33:08 AM  
Kickass 2 just made me wish I had a fastforward button.

It was just farking boring. Plus, the jokes were awful.

Such a sad way to end a franchise.
 
2013-08-18 10:36:00 AM  

Apos: Mid_mo_mad_man: I refuse to see The Butler. I hate Oprah with all my being. Stupid racist count.


[indianapublicmedia.org image 646x430]


"One....One baseless smear! Ah....Ah....Ah....Ah!"




That was suppose to coont. Typo. As for baseless smear it's well known she screams racism if she doesn't get her way. We had the thread last week about it
 
2013-08-18 10:36:31 AM  
Do not see Paranoia. Just don't.

It is as bad as they say.
 
2013-08-18 10:38:11 AM  
If you saw the first one and liked it, you will like this too.
If you didn't go because everyone trashed it , well, you're a pussy.
 
2013-08-18 10:43:30 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Apos: Mid_mo_mad_man: I refuse to see The Butler. I hate Oprah with all my being. Stupid racist count.


[indianapublicmedia.org image 646x430]


"One....One baseless smear! Ah....Ah....Ah....Ah!"

That was suppose to coont. Typo. As for baseless smear it's well known she screams racism if she doesn't get her way. We had the thread last week about it


I knew that, bro...Just messing with ya. As for the allegation itself, Oprah seems to be more of a shrewd opportunist than racist-she IS regarded as the Queen Of All Media, after all-but I suppose I'm alone in that view. *shrugs*
 
2013-08-18 10:45:38 AM  

wiwille: Do not see Paranoia. Just don't.

It is as bad as they say.


Last time I checked it had a 2% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is the lowest score I've ever seen. I would assume that automatically puts it in contention for MST3K/RiffTrax-type fun...
 
2013-08-18 10:46:55 AM  

WienerButt: Some reviewer on the radio said Kickass was good but was highly highly critical of them killing so many cops. He was bothered by it and bashed it a bit but said otherwise it was a good flick if it got rid of that.

My question is, who the fark cares? I'm not some anti cop libertarian or anything but unfortunately cops die. I'm not sure why this douche doesn't care when multiple convenience store owners die or construction workers.

/besides, its a farking movie.


Sometimes it happens on days when they're not even supposed to be there.
 
2013-08-18 10:51:08 AM  
I was looking forward to Kick Ass 2 and saw it on Friday night. I got exactly what I came to see. It wasn't great and it's certainly not everyone's cup of tea, but oh well. It is what it is, and I enjoyed it. However, the one thing that did kinda bug me was Kick Ass's repeated WTF? expression when something violent happened. You'd think that by now, especially the stuff he witnessed Hit Girl do in the first movie, things like what Colonel Stars and Stripes wouldn't even phase him, at least not that much.
 
2013-08-18 10:55:36 AM  

grchunt: wiwille: Do not see Paranoia. Just don't.

It is as bad as they say.

Last time I checked it had a 2% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is the lowest score I've ever seen. I would assume that automatically puts it in contention for MST3K/RiffTrax-type fun...


It's actually not that incompetent, it's just so frighteningly mediocre...
 
2013-08-18 10:56:07 AM  

Apos: Mid_mo_mad_man: Apos: Mid_mo_mad_man: I refuse to see The Butler. I hate Oprah with all my being. Stupid racist count.


[indianapublicmedia.org image 646x430]


"One....One baseless smear! Ah....Ah....Ah....Ah!"

That was suppose to coont. Typo. As for baseless smear it's well known she screams racism if she doesn't get her way. We had the thread last week about it

I knew that, bro...Just messing with ya. As for the allegation itself, Oprah seems to be more of a shrewd opportunist than racist-she IS regarded as the Queen Of All Media, after all-but I suppose I'm alone in that view. *shrugs*




I see where you coming from. I just really hate how people think she's so great. Her book club, favorite things etc
 
2013-08-18 11:00:58 AM  
I shudder at the thought of seeing The Butler because any time the movie is about someone black there are a lot of blacks in the audience.

It's not that I'm bigoted, per se, it's that black people don't shut the fark up during movies. It's true and black comedians even make fun of the fact.

/hate yalkity teenagers in theaters as well
//and the Irish
 
2013-08-18 11:01:09 AM  
Thinking of seeing Kick Ass 2 this afternoon. I haven't gone to the theater since... District 9? Yeah, I think that was it.
 
2013-08-18 11:07:09 AM  
I wasn't expecting Kick-Ass 2 to be anywhere near as good as the first one, and I was right, but it was still enjoyable. It's nigh impossible to make Hit-Girl not entertaining (though there were some scenes where they tried damn hard), Jim Carrey was a lot of fun, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse's character was actually one of the highlights. The biggest problem was the writing. Matt Vaughan and Jane Goldman did a great job in the first one when they took Millar's shiatty angsty teenager writing and made it much smarter and tighter without losing that irreverent spark. That's definitely not the case here. A lot of the insults and swearing make parts sound like they were written by 14 year-old boys on a Call of Duty server.

And while there are some great action scenes, there aren't any instant classics like Hit-Girl's introduction or her rescue of Kick-Ass and Big Daddy. Whereas Vaughan kept ramping things up until it was completely batsh*t insane, this one feels more predictable.
 
2013-08-18 11:07:51 AM  

KidneyStone: I shudder at the thought of seeing The Butler because any time the movie is about someone black there are a lot of blacks in the audience.

It's not that I'm bigoted, per se, it's that black people don't shut the fark up during movies. It's true and black comedians even make fun of the fact.

/hate yalkity teenagers in theaters as well
//and the Irish


Just curious, but why do you even bother with the "I'm not bigoted" part?
 
2013-08-18 11:07:56 AM  
"Kick Ass 2" was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the hell out of it. Fark the naysayers.
 
2013-08-18 11:08:33 AM  

HighOnCraic: WienerButt: Some reviewer on the radio said Kickass was good but was highly highly critical of them killing so many cops. He was bothered by it and bashed it a bit but said otherwise it was a good flick if it got rid of that.

My question is, who the fark cares? I'm not some anti cop libertarian or anything but unfortunately cops die. I'm not sure why this douche doesn't care when multiple convenience store owners die or construction workers.

/besides, its a farking movie.

Sometimes it happens on days when they're not even supposed to be there.


I wish they would have gone with that ending then we wouldn't have had to endure Clerks 2 or the upcoming Clerks 3.
 
2013-08-18 11:09:02 AM  

kwame: Just curious, but why do you even bother with the "I'm not bigoted" part?


He has some black friends, donchaknow.
 
2013-08-18 11:11:35 AM  
I have never had a movie ruined by black people or teenagers in the audience. Old people are a completely different story.
 
2013-08-18 11:12:22 AM  
I opted for Rifftrax Live this week. Starship Troopers was an even better target than I was expecting. Awesome show. The only disappointing thing is that the longer-than-usual movie meant no shorts before their feature.

This coming week, it's the full Cornetto Trilogy marathon in my theater.
 
2013-08-18 11:20:01 AM  
Before our local 'cheap theater' got ripped down my brother and I would go just to hear what the black guys would say, it was fun and part of the experience.  Granted we only went to see 'popcorn' type movies, nothing really serious.
 
2013-08-18 11:21:02 AM  

kwame: KidneyStone: I shudder at the thought of seeing The Butler because any time the movie is about someone black there are a lot of blacks in the audience.

It's not that I'm bigoted, per se, it's that black people don't shut the fark up during movies. It's true and black comedians even make fun of the fact.

/hate yalkity teenagers in theaters as well
//and the Irish

Just curious, but why do you even bother with the "I'm not bigoted" part?


Am I bigoted because it's true?
 
2013-08-18 11:21:21 AM  
I saw Elysium last night at an IMAX theater.  Visually stunning, but the script was inane.  Whoever wrote the script needs to take basic Economics and business courses again.
 
2013-08-18 11:22:21 AM  

KidneyStone: I shudder at the thought of seeing The Butler because any time the movie is about someone black there are a lot of blacks in the audience.

It's not that I'm bigoted, per se, it's that black people don't shut the fark up during movies. It's true and black comedians even make fun of the fact.

/hate yalkity teenagers in theaters as well
//and the Irish


I saw The Butler yesterday with my mother and my niece. Despite our obvious genetic predisposition to talk, we all managed to make it through the movie without talking. I know, that must be shocking to you since you clearly know all their is to know about black people.

Sorry we don't fit your stereotype.
 
2013-08-18 11:22:38 AM  
Read Paranoia the novel, a few years back, and it was a crap book with a stupid premise. The tech described didn't make any sense either, back then. Can't imagine a movie based on that crap can be any better...skip!
 
2013-08-18 11:23:10 AM  

StrandedInAZ: KidneyStone: I shudder at the thought of seeing The Butler because any time the movie is about someone black there are a lot of blacks in the audience.

It's not that I'm bigoted, per se, it's that black people don't shut the fark up during movies. It's true and black comedians even make fun of the fact.

/hate yalkity teenagers in theaters as well
//and the Irish

I saw The Butler yesterday with my mother and my niece. Despite our obvious genetic predisposition to talk, we all managed to make it through the movie without talking. I know, that must be shocking to you since you clearly know all their is to know about black people.

Sorry we don't fit your stereotype.


*There

FTFM
 
2013-08-18 11:30:01 AM  
You know why I didn't see Kick Ass 2? Because the first one sucked.

Still waiting for Joe Dirt 2.
 
2013-08-18 11:38:12 AM  
#12? Han Solo's gonna eat his blaster on that one.
 
2013-08-18 11:41:13 AM  

Uranus Is Huge!: You know why I didn't see Kick Ass 2? Because the first one sucked.


I wouldn't say it sucked, but it didn't really have much to it beyond a few good moments and it generally ditched its premise by the end of the film. Super was the same idea as Kick-Ass but better and oddly a bit more realistic.
 
2013-08-18 11:43:54 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: Uranus Is Huge!: You know why I didn't see Kick Ass 2? Because the first one sucked.

I wouldn't say it sucked, but it didn't really have much to it beyond a few good moments and it generally ditched its premise by the end of the film. Super was the same idea as Kick-Ass but better and oddly a bit more realistic.


I preferred Defendor.
 
2013-08-18 11:47:32 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: Uranus Is Huge!: You know why I didn't see Kick Ass 2? Because the first one sucked.

I wouldn't say it sucked, but it didn't really have much to it beyond a few good moments and it generally ditched its premise by the end of the film. Super was the same idea as Kick-Ass but better and oddly a bit more realistic.


The comic was a bit more cynical/realistic in how it handled Big Daddy and Hit Girl's history as well as the end result of Kick-Ass pretending to be gay to get the girl.  Even then, Kick-Ass never struck me as a "realistic" superhero story.

Super did manage to stay a lot more grounded and was less like a live-action comic book.  Although it did get pretty brutal at the end for the sake of trying to be realistic.
 
2013-08-18 11:54:43 AM  

coolxterior: Read Paranoia the novel, a few years back, and it was a crap book with a stupid premise. The tech described didn't make any sense either, back then. Can't imagine a movie based on that crap can be any better...skip!


Ah... but have you PLAYED Paranoia the RPG?
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One of the few situations where I don't worry that it doesn't make sense. It makes sense to someone. Just not you.
 
2013-08-18 11:55:51 AM  

Uranus Is Huge!: FeedTheCollapse: Uranus Is Huge!: You know why I didn't see Kick Ass 2? Because the first one sucked.

I wouldn't say it sucked, but it didn't really have much to it beyond a few good moments and it generally ditched its premise by the end of the film. Super was the same idea as Kick-Ass but better and oddly a bit more realistic.

I preferred Defendor.


I thought Defendor was decent, but a bit too overly serious.

NeoCortex42: Even then, Kick-Ass never struck me as a "realistic" superhero story.



I don't know about the comic, but the movie did seem to start out at least semi-realistically, but kind of threw all that out the window towards the end. Though the Hit Girl and Nick Cage portions of the first movie were the most enjoyable parts, I did think they were a bit at odds with the initial idea of a real-life superhero.
 
2013-08-18 12:03:28 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: I don't know about the comic, but the movie did seem to start out at least semi-realistically, but kind of threw all that out the window towards the end. Though the Hit Girl and Nick Cage portions of the first movie were the most enjoyable parts, I did think they were a bit at odds with the initial idea of a real-life superhero.


It was a comic book movie. Sure it was a comic book about a 'real' person becoming a superhero but it was still a comic book with ridiculous amount of violence and infantile humor. If you want a realistic movie about people dressing up as superheros watch the HBO documentary Superheros.
 
2013-08-18 12:06:03 PM  

kwame: KidneyStone: I shudder at the thought of seeing The Butler because any time the movie is about someone black there are a lot of blacks in the audience.

It's not that I'm bigoted, per se, it's that black people don't shut the fark up during movies. It's true and black comedians even make fun of the fact.

/hate yalkity teenagers in theaters as well
//and the Irish

Just curious, but why do you even bother with the "I'm not bigoted" part?




Oh, hush you know it's true. It's impossible to enjoy a scary movie for example with them yelling at the screen. Stuff like " don't go in there" or "watch out".
 
2013-08-18 12:19:03 PM  
I saw Kick-Ass 2 last night and while I enjoyed the film (Carrey was friggin awesome) it wasn't as great as the first one and some minor storyline things bothered me.

Such as


SPOILERS!!!


YOU'VE BEEN WARNED...



Kick-Ass's super friends (who he's only spent a few weeks with) show up to his pop's funeral after he's been brutally killed in jail but his ex, who by the time frame of this movie, he's been with for over 2 years and broke up with only a few weeks ago isn't there....nor is there even a throw away mention to her.

I'm probably just biatching cause I think she's gorgeous but meh...


And why the fark did they re-cast the 2nd best friend? They managed to get everyone else back.

All though the interaction with Night biatch and MotherFarker really bothered me at first. I thought "they're seriously not going to do this are they........ahhh performance anxiety"

END SPOILERS
 
2013-08-18 12:25:13 PM  

taxandspend: Dougie AXP: I saw Kick-Ass 2 last night and while I enjoyed the film (Carrey was friggin awesome) it wasn't as great as the first one and some minor storyline things bothered me.

Such as


SPOILERS!!!


YOU'VE BEEN WARNED...


Kick-Ass's super friends (who he's only spent a few weeks with) show up to his pop's funeral after he's been brutally killed in jail but his ex, who by the time frame of this movie, he's been with for over 2 years and broke up with only a few weeks ago isn't there....nor is there even a throw away mention to her.

I'm probably just biatching cause I think she's gorgeous but meh...


And why the fark did they re-cast the 2nd best friend? They managed to get everyone else back.

All though the interaction with Night biatch and MotherFarker really bothered me at first. I thought "they're seriously not going to do this are they........ahhh performance anxiety"

END SPOILERS

Wasn't the girlfriend raped and murdered in the comic book? I know they didn't put that in the movie, but I would hate to think the screenwriters were incapable of handling her character in another way other than to just make her disappear.


I don't remember the actual book all that well but even with the change they could have done something as minor as her being at the funeral (before the shiat hits the fan) and just simply saying "I'm so sorry Dave" before walking away. Wham, Bam, easy as pie.
 
2013-08-18 12:35:43 PM  

Mr. Chainsaw: Millar's shiatty angsty teenager writing


I thought I was the only one that considered Mark Millar as overrated.

I had a friend lend me Wanted, halfway through it I wanted to set his TPB on fire, then I realized it wasn't mine otherwise I would.

He's also the reason why I stopped reading Marvel, although, to be fair, Civil War was a combined effort by several Marvel people, and not just Mark Millar, to come up with the biggest pile of shiat in the later part of last decade.
 
2013-08-18 12:39:02 PM  

taxandspend: Wasn't the girlfriend raped and murdered in the comic book? I know they didn't put that in the movie, but I would hate to think the screenwriters were incapable of handling her character in another way other than to just make her disappear.


Yup. Motherfarker invades the neighborhood murders 100 children and then they gang rape her.
 
2013-08-18 12:50:14 PM  

doczoidberg: Kickass 2 just made me wish I had a fastforward button.

It was just farking boring. Plus, the jokes were awful.

Such a sad way to end a franchise.


You know how I know you're a peer pressure driven clown who didn't see the film?

Either you're ADHD high sedated on said meds, or you enjoy lying from your basement because you can't fit through your doorjam to go see it.
 
2013-08-18 01:02:44 PM  

StrandedInAZ: KidneyStone: I shudder at the thought of seeing The Butler because any time the movie is about someone black there are a lot of blacks in the audience.

It's not that I'm bigoted, per se, it's that black people don't shut the fark up during movies. It's true and black comedians even make fun of the fact.

/hate yalkity teenagers in theaters as well
//and the Irish

I saw The Butler yesterday with my mother and my niece. Despite our obvious genetic predisposition to talk, we all managed to make it through the movie without talking. I know, that must be shocking to you since you clearly know all their is to know about black people.

Sorry we don't fit your stereotype.


Did those around you talk?

/It's not a stereotype when it happens everytime I go to the theater.
 
2013-08-18 01:04:45 PM  

Dougie AXP: And why the fark did they re-cast the 2nd best friend? They managed to get everyone else back.


Marcus was recast too.
 
2013-08-18 01:06:35 PM  

Carth: taxandspend: Wasn't the girlfriend raped and murdered in the comic book? I know they didn't put that in the movie, but I would hate to think the screenwriters were incapable of handling her character in another way other than to just make her disappear.

Yup. Motherfarker invades the neighborhood murders 100 children and then they gang rape her.


God damn this comic is apparently hardcore...
 
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