John Snow wrote:
Wait, weren't you saying in that other thread you don't like comics with gratuitous violence? Kick Ass is like the poster child for gratuitous violence.
Gratuitous violence was Punchy's term, not mine. Violence on the whole, turns me off to books. But I'm not so strict as I don't stretch myself occasionally. (Heck I've tried Scalped and I've tried other violent titles). In this case I liked the movie so much, I'm willing to try the comic. When I read it I might not like it.
That being said, yes there is a ton of violence in the original Kick Ass film -- but when you dig into one of the themes running beneath Kick-Ass -- our desensitization to violence -- all the violence is hardly gratuitous. Our first introduction to Hit Girl is her Dad shooting her and it's played with all the casualness of a game of catch. Yes, in a way Kick Ass both adds to the problem of excessive violence in our media but at the same time is a commentary on it and on its effects.
We'll see if I like the comic when I post my review
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So you admit I'm more fun than Nieto
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