[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!
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.…
"- 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…
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 unique new look at the superhero genre that is action packed, bloody and profanity fueled but at the same time heartfelt with a great believable superhero, KickAss and his portrayal of a real superhero living in a real world scenario (Aaron Johnson feels like a strong leading man here as opposed to his starring role in Godzilla).
The movie does a fair job of balancing the dark humor with the action and keeping the film light while also tackling the perils of becoming a real superhero.
Chloe Grace Moretz shines in her role as Hit Girl and Nicholas Cage is a welcome sight in the film as Big Daddy (despite the weird voice thing he does) and his antics…
It's hard to find a superhero adaptation that is this clumsy or stupid, but Taylor-Johnson's casting as the worst superhero ever takes the cake.
Some surprisingly pleasing cinematography and some stand out sequences.
Great performances from an ensemble cast. Mark Strong as an ever brilliant villain, and a solid performance form Nicholas Cage.
The film manages something others in the genre don't, it actually feels like a comic book. I don't know how Vaughn manged this, or made it work - but I love it.
The source material is followed closer than most adaptations, but you can see the changes were only made to appeal to a wider, general audience.
Some of the action sequences are very well done and unique.
A stellar score from Henry Jackman, who composed mostly original material using the same base melody for each song. Some of…
I thought this was comparable to the comic, which I read first. The rocket pack was a bit much, but they music and the great editing kept me in the flick nonetheless. I know exactly what this is, and where it's trying to get me, but I don't mind. At it's heart, it's about one kid trying to make a difference and willing to get himself into a load of shit because of it, and I appreciate that.
Interesting factoid: two of the tracks from the score appeared elsewhere in slightly difference forms. The music for the scene where Big Daddy was busting up the lumber mill appeared in 28 Days Later and the scene where Hit Girl was rescuing Kick Ass and her father was heard first in Sunshine (another Danny Boyle film). It was great music that I didn't mind hearing again.
I don't really like aaron taylor johnson, all the other actors are fantastic though. Great fight choreography. Nick cage 5ever.
Great movie. Very entertaining!
I love how well-written hit-girl is, and how she is depicted as an absolute badass
Nicholas Cage is the best actor working today
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
In Kick-Ass, a nerdy kid, in love with comic books, decides that he's going to do what no one has done before: actually try to be a superhero. So he buys a green, neoprene jumpsuit and go out to "fight crime" as Kick-Ass, which at first mostly just involves him wandering around and trying to get cats out of trees. His first "successful" fight goes up on youtube and suddenly, Kick-Ass is insanely popular. Aaron Johnson who presents a charming mixture of nerdyness and overabundant idealism.
Quickly following suit, are Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz), both of which are kind of quirky and odd, in and out of their costumes. Their relationship is kind of sweet,…
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