I just saw it last night, and loved it. One of the more entertaining theatre experiences I've had (what with the Devil
trailers and the responses they illicited). My only major complaints are:
a) Scott's friends and sister don't jump in to help him finish off Patel like they did in the comic
b) The battle with the twins, which was still really cool, but I'd have liked to see him go hand-to-hand with them (again, as in the comcis)
c) Kim and Envy's Character Development
and backstory getting cut waaay back
Otherwise, it was excellent. Two other random thoughts: I am loving Brandon Routh more and more these days (I was literally gasping for breath from laughing at the cleaning lady joke). Seriously, between this and Chuck
, I have now officially forgiven him for Superman Returns
. Also, this movie has convinced me that awesome live-action adaptations of Fighting Games are in fact possible. If someone were to take this over-the-top magical realism sensibility to a Street Fighter
or KOF movie, it would be mind-blowingly sweet.
EDIT: Oh yes, and this film has cemented Wallace as my favorite fictional gay person ever. He was arguably my favorite character in the comics to begin with, but seriously.
edited 17th Aug '10 12:46:24 PM by rbx5