Up until now the previews have been mostly of the comedy of the film. I've noticed the last two days that they have changed this to reflect the darker parts of the film. Up until the most recent trailers I didn't even know Theron was in the film.
IIRC, that was by design. Columbia/Sony wanted to keep Theron as a "surprise." I think I might have read that in Video Business. Anyway, Jason Bateman is the one to watch. He's the best thing about the movie.
Would'nt doubt it started it's development cycle as R and then was cut dowwn to PG-13 to be a "Kid Friendly" summer film, but what they don't get in Tinsel town is the spirit of the movie should earn the rating along with the language, violence and sex. It's the quest for the almighty PG-13 that destroys many a film.
i feel that the cash grab to garner a larger audience hurts many films that end up being pg-13. true a good film is a good film BUT the 1980's had some good R rated material that had pg-13 been available then would have ruined the movies. i.e. most 1980's action flicks....
lest you forget the pg-13 rating was made in order to increase the potential audience in the first place. thus, enabling potentially more box office receipts....
The original script is NOT better than the movie. In fact, if you read it you will likely wonder how on earth it was ever a 'hot commodity' in the first place. It is hard R, terribly dark, unfunny, gratuitous, and plain boring. It's not a good script at all. But, it does have one original idea. I guess that's all it takes.
And, reading it will hardly ruin the movie for you. They are two very different creatures.
Thanks for that link Zack, I was actually just about to Google it. I'm at work now, but just glancing through the first few pages, I think Quentin may be right, it's totally different, and certainly doesn't look any better. For the record, I guess I lowered my expectations enough before seeing the movie, because I really enjoyed it. It's not perfect, but I really enjoyed the unique take on the superhero mythology, and I actually liked the plot twist involving Theron.
Well, the main bad guy, "Red" I think, may fit into it as JosephJD mentions in the Review Thread.
Mary mentions something about "they" always find us, come after us, etc. And the bad guy talks as if he knows Mary and John, saying I'm extinguishing her and this is the end for you. It's been a good run for you but now it's over, etc. Perhaps this character is a bad "immortal" against their "good". But different M.O. Since he lost the first hand and it didn't grow back, maybe he can be hurt and killed, but then comes back in another body and continues his pursuit of Mary and John.
I'm not saying I know, or this is how it is, I'm just making some guesses based on some rather small clues we're given in the movie.
Did anyone catch this? When Mary and John were fighting in the street and people were running for cover there was someone or something running with them that appeared to be 10-12 foot tall, slim build, and was hunched over as it/he/she ran for cover. What the hell was that? The only thing I could think of was one of those stilt-walkers like you see at a carnival but I didn't see one earlier in the movie.