BSE : Kick Ass 2

August 30, 2013

THERE'S NO ROOM FOR PUNKS IN SUITS! Just real heroes who can really kick ass... again, while trying very hard to keep the franchise edgy and fresh.  The original Kick Ass director, Matthew Vaughn, handed this installment off to Katie Curic's nephew? but our cast is bolstered by Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, and can we really ever get enough of Chloë Moretz swearing and beating the hell out of dudes?! New heroes, new villains, new expectations to overcome in this ultra fan boy franchise sequel.

If the appeal of the original Kick Ass was it's irresponsible father leading hyper violent, super obscene, underage heroes to vigilante justice but your sequel lacks the father and your heroes no longer appear underage, then how do you keep the violence and obscenity edgy enough to satisfy? (...inventions like the "sick-stick") What do you call an independent B story that does not crisscross the A story but executes the same theme? (A structural nightmare... and in the end, you call it a second A story in the middle of a film that's not supposed to be multi-plot.) How did the film differ from the Graphic Novel? What's the most obscene word a teenage girl can say? And how do we really feel about McLovin' in S&M attire?


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- Read David, Chris D, & Chris T's Combined Beat Sheet for Kick Ass 2

- Watch our IN COSTUME Google Hangout for Kick Ass 2!

- Need a Blake Snyder Beat Sheet Explanation?

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SCRIPT DOCTORS

David Negrin, Chris Durham, Chris Theokas

PRODUCERS, The Script

Tawny Foskett, Chris Durham, David Negrin

NYC Screenwriters Collective
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BSE : Pacific Rim

August 22, 2013


GODZILLA ain't got nothin' on me! -- Guillermo Del Toro won't come to set unless there's a monster on his call sheet and his modern homage to Japanese Kaiju (monster) films delivers everything we want in a rock 'em sock 'em summer blockbuster, wrapped in a retro 80s aesthetic, and grounded by a story with heart between bad-ass one liners.  Why do genre conventions reused make us cliché squirm, but reinvented elicit cheers from the audience? What happens if your protagonist's inner conflict is smaller than your mentor character's? Can you end up with third act protagonist confusion? How does a strong B-story keep your audience surprised when genre pics can be so predictable? And does Del Toro go full Sharknado with his ending or not?


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- Read David & Chris' Combined Beat Sheet for Pacific Rim
- Watch our Google Hangout for Pacific Rim!
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- Fan mail, hate mail, comments, and questions can be sent to ScriptFeed@gmail.com

SCRIPT DOCTORS
David Negrin, Chris Durham

PRODUCERS, The Script
Tawny Foskett, Chris Durham, David Negrin
NYC Screenwriters Collective


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