Back in March, we told you about YEAH!, a website that offers interactive movie rentals. In preparation for this weekend’s opening of Kick-Ass 2, I got a chance to try it out on the original 2010 film Kick-Ass. Read my thoughts on the experience after the break.

For only $4.99, you can rent a movie from YEAH! for a period of 48 hours. However, you get much more than the movie. While your film streams, underneath is a treasure cove of content. You’ll get a text commentary that syncs up with the film, giving you lots of cool behind-the-scenes facts. To change things up, there are videos periodically throughout the movie from the filmmakers for even more insight. For Kick-Ass, there’s 20 minutes total with the comic book creator Mark Millar, 15 minutes with actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and 14 minutes with Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow. There are even quizzes and polls sprinkled throughout to get you even more involved.

Overall, I loved this interactive experience. I already am a fan of Kick-Ass, so learning even more about about the filmmaking process as we see it on screen is a real treat. The personality of the text commentary is fun and humorous, which prevents it from getting dull. It also provides links when appropriate, like to Spotify when a cool song is playing in the movie, or Wikipedia if you want to learn more about a topic being brought up. I was genuinely surprised by how much information was provided. Despite being a cinephile, I feel like I knew nothing about the film.

You can save a dollar or two renting movies online elsewhere, but if you are looking to get the most bang for your buck, YEAH! is the way to go.

By Dan Koelsch

Dan Koelsch is our Executive Editor and in charge of Advertising and Promotions. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Radio TV Film from California State University Fullerton, with a Minor in Advertising. He's a diehard Trekkie and a big Superman fan. has been reacquired by its original founders. Please pardon any interruptions during this transitory period.