[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…
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…
Nicolas Cage and Chloe Grace Moretz are so good, no one noticed how crummy the rest of the movie around them is, myself included.
The movie does have an intriguing premise, this notion of real-world superheroes. But the "real" world of KICK-ASS is incredibly phony. Its New York City is clearly Toronto, its mobsters are generic cliches; even its depiction of comic-book fandom feels false. And by the end you have a 10-year-old girl performing impossible gun tricks and a dude riding a jetpack. Not exactly the sharpest of satires.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson's not my favorite actor in the world, but he's actually fine here. (Christopher Mintz-Plasse is the real clunker of the cast, and if he's Mark Strong's son I'm…
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.…
"- 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…
An obscene, and obscenely good, action-comedy.
An unnoticed high school student and comic book fan one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers.
Entertaining and intelligent variation on the superhero genre introducing a small girl as the true superhero.
evan peters in this????? how did i not notice him last time!!
Kick-Ass is nothing like anything we've seen before. Taking place in the REAL world, average kid Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) ponders the question of why no one has tried to become a real superhero, and when he decides to become Kick-Ass, the world's first superhero, he realizes he's not the only one to share his dream. He begins to fight crime with Big Daddy (Nic Cage), foulmouthed little girl Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), and Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and finds out that being a superhero is more dangerous than he once had thought.
Kick-Ass is adapted from the Graphic Novel of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., who worked closely with writer/director Matthew Vaughn in the…
Balls to the wall fun action.
Kick-Ass is a film that's so audacious and over the top, that you go back in forth in your mind whether it's simply trying to be a total parody or if it's trying to have some kind of deeper meaning to it. If there is a deeper meaning, it's lost on me.
The shock value of this film (mostly in the form of Chloe Grace Moretz, who's foul mouth makes the Angry Video Game Nerd look like an alter boy by comparison) is its main selling point in addition to its over the top violence. And...well...I can't argue that it doesn't work. Kick-Ass is a mindlessly fun thrill ride when you simply allow yourself to be entertained by it, assuming…
badass fuckin superheroes. nicolas fuckin cage. kick ass kicks fuckin ass. mc fuckin lovin. big fuckin daddy. a fuckin jet pack bazooca. a fuckin badass hit girl. a fuckin awesome karate part. fuckin red mist.a fuckin hot girl. a fuckin samurai fight. a fuckin funny scene. a fuckin ass kicking. fuck you mr. wiskers. a fuckin evil villain. a fuckin superhero wwebsite. a fucking street fight a fuckin teddy bear thats actually a camera. a fuckin superhero thats like batman. a fuckin father shooting his faughter. a fuckin skeleton made of metal. a fuckin part of the movie thats a comic book that shows part of the story. a fuckin bazooca. a fuckin awesome car. a fuckin ninja sta
Goes on a bit and is (I feel a bit stupid for even saying this) actually just a bit too silly.
Not quite as good as the comic book, but still really good in it's own right. Hit-Girl made the film with her antics though. Believe it or not, she was much worse/better, in the comic book, as well as a lot younger.
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…
Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…