I’ve given green lights to plenty of films in recent years, but I can’t shake the sense that, in the aggregate, movies suck, and have been sucking since 2000.
We know how it is: You’d like to go to the movies this weekend, but all that street crime isn’t gonna fight itself, and you’ve got to pick up your cape and mask from the dry cleaners, too. But you can have a multiplex-like experience from the comfort of your own sofa with a collection … more…
Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I understand why the geek community is very very very very very very psyched for this movie. I don’t see how this movie is much different from Mystery Men, however. Kick-Ass opens in the U.K. on April 2, and in the U.S. and Canada on April 16.
Oh, the great mysteries of life. Why are we here? How will the universe end? And how does Clark Kent fit that flowing red cape under a business suit? Alas, none of these questions are answered on the new DVD releases of the Superman series, but jeepers, they’re swell.
I’m happy to report, having now seen the movie that goes with the trailer, that my final disillusionment has been postponed, at least for a little while. Mystery Men is a dream of a summer flick: outrageously funny, unabashedly hip, totally cool, with just a hint of heart beating under a cynicism that’s well beyond skin deep — and I mean that in the best possible way.