[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!
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…
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…
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…
The title and the narration make it explicit--this isn't a comic book adaptation that takes itself seriously, it's deconstructing the genre and having fun with it. But "Kicks-Ass" doesn't actually want to alienate the audience, so in the end it just becomes what it half-heartedly satirizes in the beginning, but awkwardly so with a tiny girl "kicking ass" violently to "fun" girly pop music. It even sets up the sequel (which you see coming from a mile away) and is all about vengeance and vigilantism. Wait, what is it satirizing again? Watchmen? I don't know, but the kid from Superbad should be in more movies.
Entertaining film, with strong performances from both villains and heroes in this film. Pretty surprised over the gruesomeness of this film actually, but I ain't complaining. Made the film all the more pleasurable to watch for its entirety.
Chloe Moretz steals the show tbh.
"Okay you cunts... Let's see what you can do now!"- Hit Girl
In 2010 Matthew Vaughn gave us one of the best superhero films ever with Kick-Ass. Aaron Johnson is great in the title role because he's relatable. He's just an average guy who wants to be a superhero. Chloë Grace Moretz is brilliant as Hit Girl offering many of the films funniest moments and lines. Speaking of which the film is full of hilarious, witty dialogue. Almost every character has at least one memorable line.
Mark Strong makes for a great villain which is a bonus. A lot of superhero origin stories have lackluster villains because they have to focus on establishing the hero. Luckily this one has a…
not big deal!
Chloe Grace Moretz was awesome. Aaron Johnson is hot. The movie was awesome.
This may get me arrested for pedophilia, but I'm still going to say it: Chloe Moretz is unforgettable.
Whilst all the elements in this film are of a very high level, from the performances (imagine any lesser actors trying to deliver these lines), to the witty, satirical script, the well developed dramatic moments, to the fluid editing and great action, this film has one true star: Matthew Vaughn.
This is very much a director's film; he's the main attraction. His directing is daring, bold, intelligent, and breathtaking original. All of the decisions he made throughout the film are so captivatingly inventive. Just look at the scene with Big Daddy in the warehouse -- the camerawork, choreography, and music in that scene. Same for the live television scene towards the end. He manages to seamlessly switch from hysterical comedy…
Matthew Vaughn is showing his class as a director and there is the revelation of Chloe Grace Moretz as a rapidly rising star. These two facts alone make this superhero parody film a must-watch.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- Transformers: The Movie
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There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…