'KICK-ASS' Goes Viral?

Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

You should know that between my two computer screens, I usually have one open to TweetDeck (almost) all the time. Now, while I have grown relatively immune to the annoying chirping sound it makes, every so often I do manage to look up at my updates. (For those of you wondering, yes, I feel a little bit like Pavol's dog). It is a good thing I did too, otherwise I may have missed this! Could the folks at Lions Gate Entertainment be starting up a viral campaign to promote the release of KICK-ASS on April 16th? Now, this is either a really awesome fan made video, or a perfect example of viral marketing. Either way, there is no way that the person responsible for this did not see the movie-- having seen the film, I think I'm able to say that. In the film, KICK-ASS becomes "famous" after someone films him fighting and posts the fight on YouTube. While I wasn't overly excited about the movie, I do find the video kind of clever. Oh, and that is one bada$$ KICK-ASS costume! What do you think of the video? Do you think it is real or fake? Do you hope to see KICK-ASS hit other cities? Will you be checking the movie out in two weeks? 
#1 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

The costume looks just right... but it seems a bit late to start viral advertising.  I think it's fanmade... very brave & very cold fans :)

#2 Posted by Subject 30 (205 posts) - - Show Bio

I may check KickA$$ out, but it won't be straight away.
I've not really been following it, personally.
But it looks alright.

#3 Posted by zombietag (1494 posts) - - Show Bio

i vote not fanmade

#4 Posted by LT1085 (3658 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Posted by Gothic Storm (842 posts) - - Show Bio

That was very much fan-made. It was kind of boring too, but I did like his costume. Only a true fan of Kick Ass could (would) get that (silly) costume exactly right! I was surprised nobody was honking their horn at him. I guess they're used to things like that going on in Berlin.

#6 Posted by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'! (2569 posts) - - Show Bio

I've seen ads at marvel.com and yahoo

#7 Posted by darkxman123 (198 posts) - - Show Bio

fanmade got to get me one of them 

#8 Posted by Retnex (2264 posts) - - Show Bio

If he was hit by that rail-car this video would be more realistic to the comic, lol
Of course...that would be horrible.

#9 Posted by HaloKing343 (1252 posts) - - Show Bio

No way! I was literally in Germany yesterday.
#10 Posted by Agent Buttons (13479 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Edited by Scadilla (3 posts) - - Show Bio

They could have at least choreographed a pretend rescue or burglar beatdown.

#12 Posted by Schabbe (82 posts) - - Show Bio

 Here in Sweden the premiere is on April 9th and i am so going to see that movie !

#13 Posted by King Saturn (224220 posts) - - Show Bio
Kick Ass is getting major play and promo... I am now compelled to check it out
#14 Posted by foxglove (77 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty sure this is a promotion.
They've been aggressively advertising for Kick-Ass. 
Personally, I couldn't be more psyched for April 16th.

#15 Posted by E.I.S.A.M. (369 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW! This was really, really, really, really stupid.

#16 Posted by Aspenite (892 posts) - - Show Bio

I´m so excited and I´ve found out that here in Germany the movie hits theaters on April 15th!

#17 Posted by The Sharp Dressed Lady (285 posts) - - Show Bio

Speakin' da dumb.

#18 Posted by gettozachoppa (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Either way fair play to them its a decent video although is it meant to be so jumpy or is my connection playing me up here?

#19 Posted by Lucidforest (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Went to see Kick-Ass in the cinema last week [Scotland!]. It was definiately the most fun I've had at the cinema in a long long time! 
If you can get by the incredibly over-the-top-ness of it and the (purposely?) bad acting, it's outstanding! Also, while the music may be a selection of tracks used in other films, they've used them to epic effect here <3

#20 Posted by comicnerdy (259 posts) - - Show Bio

That was strange... 
#21 Posted by dose (10 posts) - - Show Bio


#22 Posted by chriscaliman (1 posts) - - Show Bio

hey, new kick-ass-stuff...
have fun... 

#23 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7823 posts) - - Show Bio

I lol'd, whats the track on that german vid?

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