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    Default Kingsman, a must see

    First great comic book based film and action film of 2014! very entertaining, kick ass action, dark comedy and nice funny performance by Samuel L Jackson who speaks like an adult version of Buckwheat with a lisp.

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    I agree! Kigsman was a great movie, and for what I've heard there's going to be a sequel too
    Although no one can go back and make a new beggining, anyone can start again and make a new end.
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    I thought it was an okay movie.

    This movie would probably appeal me more if it was shown like 15 years ago. But now I'm just a little too matured for this type of teen boy movie. Movies like this are the Hollywood equivalent of what boy bands are in the music industry. It's a little too childish and unrealistic for the more mature audience to enjoy. Although I am by no means generalizing. For sure there are matured viewers who enjoyed this movie very much, but its more geared towards the younger demographic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor View Post
    I thought it was an okay movie.

    This movie would probably appeal me more if it was shown like 15 years ago. But now I'm just a little too matured for this type of teen boy movie. Movies like this are the Hollywood equivalent of what boy bands are in the music industry. It's a little too childish and unrealistic for the more mature audience to enjoy. Although I am by no means generalizing. For sure there are matured viewers who enjoyed this movie very much, but its more geared towards the younger demographic.
    And do you think John Wick and The Equalizer are a bit more mature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    And do you think John Wick and The Equalizer are a bit more mature?
    I think the Equalizer is a far more realistic movie. Because that is exactly what real 'agents' would look like -- the sort of average day-to-day guy or girl that you would least suspect. It could be the newspaper guy or the garbage collector or a school teacher. Or in the case of the Equalizer, he's just some Walmart employee.

    And then of course there is no such thing as a agent 'uniform' when you're a real agent. You just wear normal day-to-day clothes so you wouldn't blow your cover. Absolutely no patterns whatsoever. The LAST thing you would want is attention.

    In the case of Kingsman, it follows the generic James Bond spy movie formula. Members wear a 'Kingsman suit' and a 'Kingsman ring.' I mean REALLY??

    I mean at the end of the day its an okay movie to watch with the family or to kill some time. But that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor View Post
    I think the Equalizer is a far more realistic movie. Because that is exactly what real 'agents' would look like -- the sort of average day-to-day guy or girl that you would least suspect. It could be the newspaper guy or the garbage collector or a school teacher. Or in the case of the Equalizer, he's just some Walmart employee.

    And then of course there is no such thing as a agent 'uniform' when you're a real agent. You just wear normal day-to-day clothes so you wouldn't blow your cover. Absolutely no patterns whatsoever. The LAST thing you would want is attention.

    In the case of Kingsman, it follows the generic James Bond spy movie formula. Members wear a 'Kingsman suit' and a 'Kingsman ring.' I mean REALLY??

    I mean at the end of the day its an okay movie to watch with the family or to kill some time. But that's about it.

    A family movie? no way, have you forgotten this movie is rated R? i mean shootings, blood galore, gory kills, a massacre of a hate group cult church, exploding heads, brief nudity including a hot chick getting to get her ass plugged etc.? no way in hell is it a family film. Afterall the graphic novel is definitely not kids stuff and i'm glad they respected the source material.

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    /Film August 7th, 2017:
    Netflix Buys ‘Kingsman’ Comic Book Publisher Millarworld
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoai-Tran Bui
    Netflix joins the race for superhero world domination, making its first-ever publishing acquisition with Millarworld, the comics publisher behind Kingsman, Kick-Ass, and other projects spearheaded by writer Mark Millar.


    The streaming company announced that it bought Millarworld on Monday. Though the terms of the transaction weren’t clear, Netflix said it will develop films, TV shows and kids’ series based on Millarworld series. Millarworld, in turn, will publish new stories under the Netflix label.


    The little streaming company that could is on its way to becoming a superhero titan the likes of Warner Bros., which has owned DC Comics since 1968, and Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009. Millarworld is a lesser known comics company to be sure, though several film adaptations of its properties have been met with critical and commercial success, like Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service.


    Since it’s just an acquisition, we have no way of knowing whether this will be a smart step for Netflix whose past business decisions, like its four-movie deal with Adam Sandler, have been somewhat questionable. However Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos seems to have a lot of confidence in the deal with Millarworld, going so far as to call the comic book publisher’s founder Mark Millar a “modern-day Stan Lee.” Which is…high praise.


    Sarandos announced the deal on Monday with a press release and Netflix teaser video highlighting some of Millarworld’s most renowned releases.


    Sarandos continued his praise of Millar, and teased the type of content that Netflix would produce out of this acquisition:
    “Mark has created a next-generation comics universe, full of indelible characters living in situations people around the world can identify easily with. We look forward to creating new Netflix Originals from several existing franchises as well as new super-hero, anti-hero, fantasy, sci-fi and horror stories Mark and his team will continue to create and publish.”

    Millar runs Millarworld with his wife, Lucy Millar. He started the publishing company in 2004, which has since gone on to create 18 franchises. Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman have been adapted for the big screen to varying degrees of success, though together the films have grossed $1 billion at the global box office.


    Millar wrote on his website that he’s taking a hiatus from producing new comics to fly to Los Angeles and “strategise the next steps… you’ll be hearing about each fascinating turn when I’m allowed to share it.”


    I’m not hugely familiar with the works from Millarworld, having only seen the silver screen adaptations of Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman. Netflix does seem like an appropriate home for graphic, boundary-pushing comics like those mentioned above, though I feel like some of the success of Kick-Ass and Kingsman can be attributed to the directorial flair of Matthew Vaughn, who took a lot of creative liberties with his adaptations of the properties. We’ll see if this is the beginning of Netflix’s journey to becoming a studio that can rival Warner Bros. or Disney, which currently dominate the superhero landscape in both the big and small screens.


    Millarworld Aug 7, 2017:
    Biggest news ever - Netflix Buys Millarworld!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Millar
    Warner Bros bought DC Comics in 1968. Disney bought Marvel in 2009. Today Netflix purchased Millarworld and I’m still blinking. This is only the third time in history a comic-book company purchase on this scale has ever happened.


    I started Millarworld as a creator-owned comic-book company nearly 15 years ago, after talking some artist pals into being their own bosses. We’d all had success at DC and Marvel, but this was a chance to control the characters created and reap the rewards from any future movies, TV or merchandise that ever came from those characters and books. Over the years, Millarworld has amassed twenty different franchises working with the world’s greatest artists and now Millarworld has been bought by the hottest, most exciting entertainment company on the planet. To say this is the best thing that ever happened in our professional lives would be an understatement.


    The moment Lucy and I walked into Netflix’s headquarters in California last Christmas we knew this was where we wanted to be. It instantly felt like home and the team around that table felt like people who would help us take Millarworld’s characters and turn them into global powerhouses. Netflix is the future and we couldn’t be more thrilled to sell the business to them and buckle up for all the amazing movies and television shows we plan to do together. This feels like joining the Justice League and I can’t wait to start working with them.


    I’d like to take this moment to thank all the artists who were caught up in my enthusiasm over the years and who co-created these properties with Millarworld. Artists are often left out of news-stories, but trust me when I say that the only reason these books have looked so beautiful is because Millarworld worked with the greatest draughtsmen of their generation. I’d like to thank Frank Quitely, Stuart Immonen, Goran Parlov, Leinil Francis Yu, Rafael Albuquerque, Peter Gross, Steve McNiven, Greg Capullo, Sean Murphy, JG Jones, Duncan Fegredo, Tony Harris, Dave Gibbons and John Romita Jr for their belief in my crazy plan and their friendship during even the tightest of deadlines. Kingsman and Kick-Ass have unique Hollywood deals elsewhere and aren’t a part of this particular acquisition, but those two fine men are toasting us in spirit from London and California respectively.


    In terms of this sale itself, I’d like to offer a huge thanks to Jon Miller, an amazing corporate legend who held our hands through the entire executive process, John Rose who provided invaluable counsel as we were going through this, the gang at Medialink, our accountants at Robertson Craig and our brilliant international legal teams Hughes Hubbard & Reed in the United States and Addleshaw Goddard in England. I’d also like to thank my great friend former Marvel President Bill Jemas for introducing me to Jon almost eighteen months ago. Bill changed my life once when he was running Marvel and he changed it again when he helped facilitate this.


    But more than anyone I’d like to thank my wife, Lucy Millar. Everyone involved in this process knows she’s the genuine business brain at our company. She and I had flights from Scotland to LA for sometimes just three hours of meetings during this lengthy negotiation, scrabbling for baby-sitters and jet-lagged to Hell, but still she managed to always be smiling, keeping it all on-track for all our partners and keeping everyone in the loop seemingly 24/7. Nothing dulls my brain like a 96-page legal document, but so many nights ended with me falling asleep as she phone-conferenced with nine lawyers around the world and made this all happen. On behalf of this cross-continental gang of pals who have somehow pulled this off, she has our love and thanks for running this company so brilliantly in recent years and for helping us to make comic-book history today.


    So what’s next? Well, we’ve been in these talks for many months and a lot of planning has been going on. We’re flying to LA to strategise the next steps and you’ll be hearing about each fascinating turn when I’m allowed to share it. Jupiter’s Legacy and Reborn both concluded in the last few weeks and I’m going undercover between now and Spring as I stockpile all the new projects we’re putting together, but you’ll hear about them very soon.


    Keep an eye on our website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages for details as they happen where Millarworld editor Rachael Fulton will be giving you daily updates. Also look for our news at the end of summer with details of the charitable foundation Lucy and I have started which will revitalize parts of my old hometown in Scotland. This is a five-year charity building project I’ve been quietly making plans for with local government behind the scenes and we can’t wait to go public with the idea. I’ve had an enormous amount of luck in my life - none more than today - and I look forward to explaining how I’m planning to use what this deal brings us to help improve an area I grew up in and owe everything to.


    Comics have been my passion my entire life. I started working with them as a teenager and I’ve never been more excited about where we’re going next as Millarworld joins the Netflix team. These guys are going to take Millarworld to the next level and I feel like Richard Dreyfuss, wide-eyed and walking around the mothership at the end of Close Encounters when I see their global plans and it’s crazy-exciting to be a part of it.


    This is going to be brilliant.


    End of Part One.


    To Be Continued.


    Your Pal,
    Mark Millar

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