[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…
Fun, insane, crazy, off-beat, offensive, and yes, kick ass. I had some trepidation going in, especially with my lukewarm reaction to Kingsman: The Secret Service, but I shouldn't have worried. All the faults that Matthew Vaughn brought to his most recent film (the obnoxious clusterfuck of tones, stop and start pacing, meta meta meta) are minimized here to great effect. Aaron Taylor Johnson is fantastic, and honestly, I can't believe I'm saying that. No wonder he's been in EVERYTHING since this; he has potential and he showcases his skills with relative ease. However, It's Hit-Girl's show, and man oh man, Chloe Moretz is utterly amazing in Kick-Ass. I think it was the moment when she cut someone's leg off that…
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.…
I have come to accept that Nicolas Cage knows exactly what effect he wants to achieve with the roles he plays. The way he says "child" is perfect. Five points for Nicolas Cage.
Four points for the movie. I liked it!
Kick-Ass is a very good action movie based on many instalments of comic book franchises. The film's fight sequences are well done and are enjoyed immensely among the comedy which also run's through it. I found this film to be very good indeed and couldn't recommend it enough, all though if you dislike violence then maybe stay away, below I will tell you why I felt it was very good and why the sequel was warranted.
The story is fun and delightful to watch and with the action and comedy blending well together, it makes for an enjoying watch. The story is fast and has some fantastic fights and even the deaths seem over done just to kill someone. I…
I really want to see more of Aaron Johnson from now on, he is such a talented, charismatic young actor. His character's adorable anti-charm, combined with the fighting skills of Chloe Moretz's fascinating Hit-Girl, makes this film a true winner for me. A spectacular, overviolent superhero story that is so much fun!
Much surpassed my expectations. Somehow managed to blend superheroes, high school coming of age, comedy, and ultraviolence without the tone feeling muddled or inconsistent. A refreshing take on superheroes that is often hilarious and lots of fun, with the BatDaddy assault being my personal highlight.
This is also my first ever Nicolas Cage film. So that's a thing.
As a different and violent look at superheroes, Kick-Ass offers a lot of entertainment while also adding comedy and action, combining them into one movie for teenagers and adults.
Kick-Ass es una película de superhéroes caseros buscando justicia por mano propia. Esta película nos muestra cómo seria si alguno de nosotros decidiera ponerse el manto y salir a repartir piñas y ayudar a ese que miramos con impotencia sufriendo alguna clara injusticia, o siendo victima de la inseguridad y la corrupción local. Kick-Ass nos presenta un héroe aficionado sin poderes ni armamento ni nada más que su traje y ganas de hacer algo ante esto demostrando también los riesgos más violentos.
A pesar de haber leído con anticipación el cómic, y a pesar de los cambios de esta, me gustó un poco más esta versión. Es una adaptación bastante fiel hacia el diseño de los personajes (que a veces no encajan con el traje y resultan en un fiasco)
Para todo fan del mundo de los cómics, en especial, se la recomiendo.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie has a storyline that can only be described as a Batman without money and one more parent. In the city of New York in the early 2000’s somewhere, mostly being displayed at night, a comic-book fan-boy who has the power of social awkwardness and plot convenience must fight the mafia and keep a girlfriend he picks up because I think the movie was feeling sorry for him.
As far as the story goes, it only makes sense when don’t think about it in the slightest. Most people in the role of Dave would get to the store for the costume, see that it costs $99.99, and close the browser. But not this teenager who finds money in the…
The ridiculousness of some of the action scenes provide some entertainment and Nick Cage always makes a film awesome (for better or worse). Although I think this film isn't that funny for a lot of it seemed a bit too ridiculous, even for a film called 'Kick-Ass', but it was fine!
Undeniably hilarious, balls-to-the-wall, and non-stop fun, Kick-Ass is an immensely entertaining ultra-violent comic book thrill ride with great characters, superb action sequences, excellent performances (especially Chloe Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl), memorable dialogue, and top-notch direction from Matthew Vaughn.
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