A new breed of superheroes will be revealed.
Dave Lizewski, an average teenager, wonders why no one has ever decided to become a real-life superhero like the heroes in the comic books. After being mugged while a bystander watches and does nothing, he decides to become a real-life superhero. He buys a scuba suit online and becomes a masked crime fighter, despite the fact he has no superpowers or training of any kind.
"- 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…
Should have been called 'Hit Girl' instead.
Boy, what a blast!
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…
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…
One of the biggest renaissance stories of film in the last decade has easily been the comic book genre, shot in the arm after years treading water by a surfeit of talented film makers delivering iconic tales set to last the test of time. Kick Ass, I believe, deserved to sit among them, despite being fiercely unconventional - any film that has an 11 year old girl call a man a 'cunt' and then slice his legs off is certainly not your Mum's Superman. The joy of Matthew Vaughn's movie is how well it charts fresh comic book ground while always paying its roots firm respect.
What really stands out about Kick Ass is how surprisingly fresh it feels, despite…
Like every serial killer already knew: eventually fantasizing just doesn't do it for you anymore.
This is another film that I have a hard time not being biased towards. When Kick-Ass the comic book came out, it's writer (Mark Millar) and artist (John Romita, Jr.) were already two of my favorite comic book professionals currently working at the time. Romita is one of the rare cases of a son following in the footsteps of a legendary father (John_Romita, Sr.) in the same field and not only succeeding, but possibly surpassing his father's legendary work.
Millar on the other hand was coming off the hottest few years in his career working for Marvel Comics on every character imaginable from…
It had exactly what i wanted from a super hero movie, awesome characters and no powers
another great idea horribly executed; brilliant for a few seconds and in a few scenes, the film is as confusing as a teen flick with an R-rating.
Met botox opgespoten diva's die met hun toyboy aan de hand langs Hollywood Boulevard flaneren. Uit CGI opgetrokken eekhoorns die stormenderwijs de box-office veroveren. En een portie 3D-leut die zich een van de grote oscarkampioenen mocht noemen: veel zekerheden zijn er heden ten dage niet meer over in Tinseltown. Al blijft er één zaak over waarop je nog steeds prat mag gaan: superheldenfilms zullen het publiek in hun buidel blijven laten tasten, de afgeleide merchandising evenzeer. Met 'Kick-ass' voorziet Stardust-regisseur en Claudia Schiffer-eega Matthew Vaughn het vastgeroeste superheldengenre echter van een stevige puls. Te verwachten: een wannabe-superheld met existentiële issues, een bakvis die vloekt als een trucker en een Nicolas Cage die z'n bovenlipbeharing weelderig laat priemen. Of hoe pulp…
Esta película es una pasada!
Pretty good party movie. Gets kind of boring at parts, and I wasn't sold on the whole child assassin thing.
Pretty terrible but the action sequences were fun
My second viewing although I haven't seen it for two years. As before I made the mistake of reading the book first.
If I hadn't read it first I would've enjoyed the film more as, although one change makes a lot more sense, the other changes to the story seem either a bit too Hollywood or more "comic book" than the actual comic?
It's fun, but I think I prefer "Super". 7/10.
A wonderful contemporary spin on Cervantes' Don Quixote--complete with all the humor and senseless violence.