Though Holly had seen the original film Carrie and had just recently finished reading the book to compare for her LitFlix. Check that out here if you want to read up on a comparison of the new movie to the book.
I, however, had never read the book, nor seen the original movie. Holly tried to talk me into reading the book first, but I ran out of time to do so and avoided starting, so I at least could have the whole experience of seeing this movie fresh.
So what did I think? In short, it was a pretty good movie. Nowhere near as far into horror as I might have thought, nor as surprising as I expected. I would recommend checking this out for a watch, whatever your reading and viewing past with this story. For more thoughts, check out below! Continue reading
In preparation for Kick-Ass 2, I read Kick-Ass, Hit Girl, Kick-Ass 2, and rewatched the movie Kick-Ass. Well, I was halfway through Kick-Ass 2 when we went to see the movie, and have finished it up since.
There’s a lot I could say on the topic, but I think I am going to focus my discussion by holding this to being a LitFlix, one of our reviews of a movie based on a book or comic. The Kick-Ass movies are quite clearly the inspiration for the movies, but it is fascinating the differences that were chosen.
As such, two things. First, I will be definitely doing some spoilers for the comics and movies; however, if you have only seen the movies, you’re probably in good shape. Second, I will be focusing mainly on those differences, which were not nitpicky things, but major plot-points, outcomes, and decisions.