[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…
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!
"- 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.…
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…
Comic book movies have rapidly become a staple of the cinema experience, with remakes or sequels or reboots getting signed off and made on a seemingly weekly basis. With an already established built-in fanbase it's a safe ploy for Hollywood to throw some big bucks on some big bangs, pander to the 'nerd' demographic, hopefully garner internet hype all whilst still drawing in the more casual film-going crowd. Sometimes this works perfectly, such as The Dark Knight (2008), other times it fails spectacularly, such as Spider-Man 3 (2007) or Judge Dredd (1995) or Batman & Robin (1997) ... and so on.
Kick-Ass, however, is never quite sure what it wants to be. The movie sets itself up as a comedy, poking…
" With no power, comes no responsibility. "
One of my favorite superhero movies to this date .
I can say it has one part parody and the other story . It is funny yet does not spoil it's value . Kick-ass is one hell of a good movie for it's unending quotes, lovable characters and unique style .
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Stop and watch this f**king amazing movie
Matthew Vaughn's borderline psychotic superhero romp is nothing but bold. Obviously heavily influenced by Tarantino, KICK-ASS is certainly entertaining, if not sadistically so. When I watched it in high-school I thought it was the most bad-ass movie; an accomplishment I'm sure resonated with many young geeks who not only felt enticed by the concept, but empowered.
The thing about KICK-ASS is that it can be so terrifyingly real-- the bad guys and superheroes don't use any sort of powers to fight, they fight with guns. As the film gets out of hand, there's a major uneasiness with the cruelty of the film, which both enhances it and diminishes it significantly. Moretz, in all her glory, is great but her performance…
I watched this film when it came out and didn't really like much. I don't really know why. Just not my thing I guess. However, upon rewatching it I realized how well filmed this is. I mean it wasn't great. But it was better than I remember it being. I think it would have been really awesome if QT directed this and if Bill Pope did the photography. I think that could have been really cool. But that's just me.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Fun superhero parody, with some jaw dropping fight scenes, lots and lots of style, and a good plot. The young cast members are all great, specially spunky Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl. Nicolas Cage turns in an unusual performance as kooky dad turned Batman-like vigilante. Great soundtrack too, even if some of it is positively weird. The only thing I must question though is how foul mouthed and ultra violent it all was where it didn't add anything to the experience. Perhaps it's an attempt to distance it from kiddie fare (which it most definitely is not), or perhaps it was in the spirit of hardcore underground Japanese manga (Battle Royale and the like comes to mind). It will make many uncomfortable, which is a pity, because the film does have a lot going for it.
Em um tempo em que histórias em quadrinhos está em alta principalmente nos cinemas,esse filme não decepciona em nenhum modo trazendo ação e humor de explodir os pulmões.
Entretiene. Lo que es ideal en una peli sobre superhéroes, así que... No le doy mis dieses, pero no está nada mal. Aaron Johnson la clava como Dave y lo insolente que es el otro niñato da qué pensar.
Perfect Nicolas Cage roles include: Adaptation., Grindhouse, and now Kick-Ass. Wonders never cease.
Despite the initial looks from the trailer and posters, this is no kids superhero movie. No, this is a full-blown R-rated action affair.
There are hints of Japanese anime influence here (seriously, Gunslinger Girls), some amusing referential humor, and a lot of touching family moments.
This feels primed for a sequel. And I will be there.
(Edit: Sequel happened, I WAS there. Good was done.)
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