So yeah, I definitely missed the boat on the theatre run, but after taking the time to view the two trailers (which are by far the best ever) my interest for the August 16th release is piqued. I don't mean to say I expect the movie to be as good as the trailers, but it looks very good, and something that would be right up my alley.
I have to ask though, does the movie have replay value and is it worth a purchase. I ask because I am seriously considering buying it, as my brithday will bring in a bunch of money (some which I need to pay people back with), and I'm seriouisly considering addin this to my purchase list.
Honestly I might just wait a few weeks. The Blockbuster in my area just had 3 or 4 positions pop up and I have a reference (and not some other teenager) to use. Normally they don't hire 16 year olds apparently but its supposed to not matter as long as I can work late.
Then again, I don't know if I could wait long enough until I got or was denied the job to watch it.
As an aside, it would honestly be a dream first job. 10 free rentals a week and staff get dibs on new releases half a week before they line the shelves.
I loved it, but then I was a big fan of Miller's comics. R. Rodriguez did a tremendous job in making it a translation instead of an adaptation, even though one or two lines suffered because of that. I'll go along with everyone and say rent before buying. Even if you like dark gritty action, heavy on the violence, it's still not palatable to everyone.
I'd say an average movie goer would probably give it 2 1/2 out of 5 stars
Lovers of violent comic action would give it 3 1/2 stars
I was skeptical of it going in since I am not into comics and a lot of comic book movies have been trash lately but this one really stuck out and was about as well done as anything Ive seen in quite a while