Posted November 06 2010 - 05:21 PM
Originally Posted by Mike Frezon
I don't want to derail the thread...but I wasn't thrilled with it. I liked Death Race much better.
Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say I was "thrilled" w/ Planet Terror -- I just thought it was fun and likeable enough for the ($10?) price I paid (to the Fulton St vendor
), which wasn't quite that far off from the current asking price for the Kick-Ass BD (though I don't think the street vendor has discounted it that much yet?). I probably would've picked up the Death Race BD also for similar price, if it played on the kind of cult film tropes that I find more nostalgic and fun (as in PT).
Then again, I've also passed on Shaun of the Dead (and the first Evil Dead -- though just barely) so far while picking up and loving Hot Fuzz -- really looking forward to the blind-buy on Scott Pilgram vs the World now...
I say we should both go out on a limb with Kick-Ass and see what we think!
An awful lot of members here ended up really liking it. You just have to be okay with the rather unorthodox language from the children. At least that's the thing I've read most often as being off-putting to viewers.
True that. So am I hearing this right? You're actually convincing both of us to
... jump on this one for a change?
Hmmm... I guess it *could* be delicious Thursday matinee
fare for me...
EDIT: Alright, it's a done deal. I decided to spring for the upcoming Avatar SE BD set (since I held out for this) + Master and Commander BD (which I eyed, but never bought before) w/ Amazon's $5-off offer for the combo to go w/ my personal Gold Box offer for the Kick-Ass BD -- and threw in a ~$4 pack-of-4 Microfiber Wonder Cloths (that my kids and I could use for cleaning our stringed instruments
) for good measure in case I change my mind and cancel just the Avatar part of the order (for some unlikely better deal by release day
). If nothing else, saves me the time and trouble from trekking over to BB just for this BD.
And my apologies for devolving this part of the thread into general bargain hunting talk (and chatter about other films) that's not wholly relevant to the review...
Just another amateur learning to paint w/ "the light of the world".
"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things..." (St. Paul)