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Shut up. Kick ass.
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
To try and explain away Kick Ass as a super hero movie is being a tad too simplistic.
On the surface it reeks of "Dark Knight" comparisons- masked avenger(s) take to the streets to deal out death and justice to its slimy underbelly, with a good mix of revenge added for an extra flavoring. That's where the similarities end.
Batman was always at odds with himself for what he was doing, arguably feeling the need to become a symbol for right. The protagonists in Kick Ass have no such desires. Nic Cages "Big Daddy" may dress like Gothams winged avenger and sound like Adam West, but that's just a knowing wink-wink to make fanboys smile. There is no targeting a…
Since I am going to be seeing Kick-Ass 2 tomorrow, it only makes since to re-watch Kick-Ass!
Kick-Ass is FUCKING AWESOME! It's just plain fun hardcore action.
Despite a lot of the negativity being said about Kick-Ass 2, BRING IT ON!
"- Alright, up you get. Two more rounds and then home.
- Look, only if we can go by the bowling alley on the way back.
- The bowling alley?
- Yeah, and ice cream after!
- [thinking about it for a second] Huh... okay. Two more rounds. No wincing... No whining! And you got yourself a deal, young lady.
- Yeah! I'm gonna get a hot fudge sundae!
- Good call, baby doll!
What can I say about 'Kick-Ass'? I had zero expectations about the film, I just knew there was a eleven year old that said "cunt" and "motherfucker", and after…
How come no ones ever tried to be a super hero?
If anyone tried to do it they'd get their ass kicked.
What can I possibly say about Kick-Ass that people and critics haven't already said? What can I say that the film hasn't already shown in very graphic detail? Despite it being a raunchy, violent, in your face film with a unique attitude, there actually isn't a whole lot to say other than its balls to the wall crazy.
And its a shit ton of fun.
Peter Parker was a dorky kid with a heart of gold. Batman was a hardened man fighting for the lost lives of his parents who were gunned down by mindless criminal activity personified.…
A superb creation. Matthew Vaughn brings the previously little known comic book "Kick-Ass" to life on the big screen, and boy does he do a fantastic job. Kick-Ass follows the story of Dave Lizewski who's had enough of the bullies and takes matters into his own hands - becoming the wet suit clad hero Kick-Ass. The story is detailed with some excellent links to a huge number of films and comics. We are introduced to a host of great characters each with interesting and well explored backgrounds. It's immensely violent, insanely funny and gruesomely gory. The action sequences are elaborate, stunning and very impressive, especially the great scene in the warehouse. With a super-apt soundtrack and excellent pace keeps you…
As many times as I've seen this, it's always just as entertaining as the first time. The music especially makes this story. The score swells up, hooking you into the story and the pop music cracks you up and plays perfectly into the scenes. From Aaron Johnson's naive Kick-Ass to Nicolas Cage's over the top Big Daddy and his murderous heroine of a daughter Hit-Girl, the characters just seemed to blend together well to tell the story without ever having a moment of any slow exposition. The action scenes are pure perfection and I still remember the first time I watched the movie, right after it ended, I went back and rewatched the Hit-Girl scenes. Chloë Grace Moretz was born…
Shall I have feelings, or should I pretend to be cool? Will I seem hopelessly square if I find “Kick-Ass” morally reprehensible and will I appear to have missed the point? Let's say you're a big fan of the original comic book, and you think the movie does it justice. You know what? You inhabit a world I am so very not interested in. A movie camera makes a record of whatever is placed in front of it, and in this case, it shows deadly carnage dished out by an 11-year-old girl, after which an adult man brutally hammers her to within an inch of her life. Blood everywhere. Now tell me all about the context.
The movie's premise is…
Dave é um sonhador. Assim como muitos, ele vive em seu mundinho de fantasia, mergulhado no universo dos super-heróis e histórias em quadrinhos. Porém, ele tem um pensamento que muitos já tiveram, e se questionaram a respeito, Por que ninguém tentou ser um super-herói? Colocar uma mascara e ajudar as pessoas.
Com esta premissa, o filme (e também a HQ) se iniciam. Em uma cena que poderia responder a pergunta acima. Um rapaz com uma fantasia no alto de um edifício, pronto para se atirar e levantar voo, como um real personagem dos quadrinhos. Mas ele se vê com a real realidade, que se você tentar fazer isto um dia, terá seu rabo chutado. Nesta metáfora inicial, o…
Kick-Ass is just like it sounds: Kick ass! Matthew Vaughn does a beautiful job with the direction. The editing is brilliant and the action is awesome. This film showcases how shaky cam can be used as an art-form. Everyone does a great job in their roles which is saying a lot because the characters are so out there. But..there is one person in particular who knocks it out of the park in their role, that being Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl.
I see Chloe as being our modern day Ripley. She is so badass! Actually, I would like to see her square off with Ronda Rousey in Kick-Ass 3 (wishful thinking). I loved all of the little winks at comic…
One word to describe all the things in kick-ass. FUNNY. I can't stop laughing the entire kick ass and i can't loving the 'Hit Girl' Chloe Grace Moretz for sure :)
You know what? I'm gonna be open to recommendations now. My friend has recommended me 2 movie now (This and Inception) and they're both in my Top 20. Also, Spirited Away was recommended to me and it's now my 5th favourite film. So if you wanna recommend something to me, just comment on one of my reviews, I would be happy to see it. Also to note, I have not seen a lot of excellent movies that have come out in the last decade.
Anyways, I obviously really enjoyed Kick-Ass. It has an excellent story and theme behind it. Everybody likes superheros, but why hasn't anyone tried becoming one?
From the poster, you can obviously tell it's action packed. Well,…
I thought it was a fucking mess. The whole film felt solely constructed out of references to other movies, which really only works if you're Tarantino. Take John Murphy essentially plagiarizing his own 28 Days Later and Sunshine scores. Awesome pieces of music, but they make the scenes where they were used feel like parts of other, better movies. Which they really were.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Freaking awesome. Takes a different path from the comic, but that doesn't bother me at all. I don't really care too much about how accurately an adaptation follows it's source material, I only care that it's good. Comedic and epic at the same time.
- Transformers: The Movie
- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- American Pie
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…