Shut up. Kick ass.
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.
At the end of the remake of The Italian Job there's this moment where Edward Norton's villain is captured by the Russian mob, and as he's taken away to mentions of forthcoming brutal torture the heroes sort of stand around smiling and half-cheering because victory is finally theirs, which is supposed to make the audience I guess feel happy and glad that the heroes have emerged victorious and the bad guy has finally gotten his just desserts, desserts he doubtless deserves, the film suggests, as a result of his being a villain. I remember watching the movie and feeling really uncomfortable and sort of sad about that ending, because the idea of even the villain being taken away to be…
"- 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.…
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!
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…
A really good original superhero movie. Great performances from Johnson and Moretz but Nick Cage steals the show.
Fun, colorful and by no means hypocritical. Its greatest virtue is that it acknowledges which is its real fantasy and goes for it. But the film ends up sacrificing the coming-of-age aspect, which was going rather well at the beginning, for a cartoonish love letter to gun power, with sprinkles of homophobia thrown in. Film is clever, though, and actually makes a fair point about the need for solidarity in a corrupt world... or something.
In my (first) Watchmen review, I asserted that "Zack Snyder’s film is not “the big screen equivalent of Alan Moore’s Watchmen” — that would be a movie, likely very different to the graphic novel, that examined and deconstructed representations of superheroes in cinema and television."
To cut to the chase, Kick-Ass is that film. Yes, it’s still adapted from a pre-existing comic book text, and it doesn’t “examine and deconstruct” quite as methodically as both Moore and Snyder did; but it still takes its cues as much, if not more, from fellow superhero films and TV series than directly from comics.
Much as Watchmen offered variations of specific characters and situations in comics, so too does Kick-Ass from their film…
Even treating it as “just a comic book movie”, Kick-Ass has something significant to offer. By using various other superhero movies and TV series as its starting point, but grounding them in (a version of) the real world — with attendant debates about violence etc — Kick-Ass fills a void in need of filling. By which I mean: as Watchmen was to superhero comics, so Kick-Ass is to superhero films.
Read my full review here.
Great superhero film, great film general
I remember being extremely uncomfortable with this movie, and all through it I couldn't help thinking that *this* is exactly what is wrong with society... people trying to act out their violent fantasies on the real world.
That ass-kicking lil girl was really cool :D
I had so much fun with this movie. It is rough and not everybody will like this story of a 11 year old trained killer but I found it utterly funny.
Qué dos horas tan largas. Un par de chistes buenos, la bien elegida banda sonora (momento Morricone ♥) y la original idea de "superhéroe" que proporciona una nueva realidad en el género, contribuyen a un disfrute relativo. Pero el desarrollo lo encontré pesado y Nicolas Cage no ayudó en absoluto.