[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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.
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…
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!
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.…
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…
"- 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…
When Kick-ass became a smash hit a couple of years ago, it felt really fresh and new and original. In a lot of ways it still does. Putting it into the box of " fun ultraviolent superhero movie" seems to be selling it short, since it's actually pretty strong thematically and provides a hint of social commentary. The part of Kick-ass that resonates with me most strongly is the underdog theme. You're constantly fearing for these characters' lives because they are just a bunch of regular people with relatable motivations and they are just as scared as you would be in the same situation. These are people you want to cheer for because you'd want to be their friend in…
A playful concept which takes itself far too seriously. Big Daddy and Hit Girl are nowhere near enough to save it from insipidity.
An original entry into the comic book genre that is violent, funny, and stylish.
[ Kick ass action, Kick ass music, Kick ass characters! ]
The title of this movie, quite literally explains everything! Never before had a superhero film before showed me the realism of how today's society would actually react, to a fanboy dressing up in tights and attempting to fight crime, let alone a 10 year old girl chopping bad guy's limbs off whilst cussing off her face. And it is so damn freaking awesome!
Whilst I don't rank this film higher than Watchmen, needless to say this film comes in dangerously close, and I dare any other superhero film to rival it! and yes even you dark knight!
Why am I watching this only now?
I had seen this film initially two years after its release in 2010, a bit after the Kick-Ass obsession had died down and I quite enjoyed it. Its slapstick humor, unapologetic violence and energetic dialogue just keeps the film a non-stop blast. I also have a thing for little girls and attractive men kicking ass, so that's a plus.
This movie was ok I guess, but it's extremely violent which is not my thing.
One of my guiltiest pleasures, this film never gets old to me. I love every second of it.
Masterfully realizes, and even betters, the comic book it is based on. Escalating, outrageous violence. Cathartic humor. Characters with enough of a footing in reality that we buy into their world. This equals Watchmen as a faithful adaptation and probably surpasses it in succeeding on it's own (of course it's a much simpler story).
Kick-Ass is a beautiful mesh of comedy and action. To be fair to those people just saying it looked funny, on the surface it does look like a typical comedy. Especially due to the casting of Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Clark Duke, both known for Superbad and Hot Tub Time Machine, respectively.
Delve a little deeper, though, and you'll see that it's much, much more than that. Of course it's a superhero film at heart, with all the little references that comic book geeks (like myself) will get, but it also has some very heavy aspects of Crime/Thriller films like Heat. This is mostly down to the absolutely amazing casting of Mark Strong. He's heartless, he's bad ass, but most importantly…
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