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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.
"- 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.…
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…
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…
There's a little more 'edge' to Kick-Ass than is entirely comfortable. It's certainly not as broadly easy to enjoy as something like Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films. But then I think that's the point. In keeping me just out of the expected comfort zone, it means the danger is a bit more real. And that's certainly sold by the terrific (as always) Mark Strong as the villain.
I'm no shrinking violet when it comes to films. Which is why I find it strange that Kick-Ass manages to wrong-foot me. Maybe it's because it does a good job at subverting the familiar? However, in going that bit further, being a bit nastier in tone, and deliberately pushing buttons, it becomes a film…
One half is penetrating and high-minded, interrogating the concepts of superhero, vigilante, child, etc. in a tight, witty tone; the other half is a sloppy but adorable parody of pretentious and strung-out action movies. Both of those halves are well done and entertaining, but the plot (which is otherwise interesting) can't really sew them together in a meaningful way.
Was exhilarating watching it the first time through.
Films don't get better then this. An original, cleverly written, funny, action packed, beautifully directed, and entertaining film. One of my Top 20 films of all time. See it immediately. Its perfect.
Kick- Ass plans everything well, the plot, the performance, the vision and soundtracks. I can't find any superhero movie that is fresher and cooler than this one.
★★★★½ = Superb
If you want to have heaps of fun watching a superhero action comedy, then Kick-Ass is the ticket!
I’m not into superheroes at all, apart from the original Superman trilogy. But this film is a hilarious and cheeky take on the genre which will have you smiling and laughing from beginning to end.
Kick-Ass is a real treat. It is one of the best comedies I’ve seen for a long time. There’s nothing weak about this material. There are some superb one-liners.
All the actors deliver perfectly for their roles. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is great as Kick-Ass. And watch out for the amazing Chloë Grace Moretz as a little 14 year old and a highly entertaining Nicholas Cage as her dad.
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- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…
- Mr. Woodcock
- Deep Rising
- Bangkok Dangerous
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