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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.
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…
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…
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…
Still feels fresh. Laugh out loud funny, sends up the genre perfectly, and Cage is excellent.
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!
I've seen this film once, atleast four or five years ago when I was a kid, and now I finally watched it again and.... Loved it as much as you could possibly love something like this.
It's a stylishly violent, fun and raunchy funny superhero spoof of sorts faithfully adapting a stylishly violent, fun, and funny comic book series.
"Kick Ass" is the film that brought director Matthew Vaughn his gold card to major time filmmaking - and boy did he deserve it. Vaughn has visual flair, comedic timing and a smart methodology for creative and fast paced action sequences.
This is not for kids - this is pure, hardcore adult fair of the highest calibar of geekiness glee.
I had forgotten how much I like this movie. Violence used in the context of movie language can be very effective, especially when there is something behind it. When you look at the likes of Tarantino, Argento, Romero, Scorsese (I'm probably forgetting someone imprtant you know what Peckinpah and Penn) they are all using violence as the narrative and it's not violent for violence sake, for as a form of story telling. And Kick-Ass is a good example of this. I love how Vaughn plays with almost cliche super hero shots like the camera moving over a car, but interjected with insane and brutal violence. As if to say, you like Marvel or DC movies, well this is what it…
Originally published in 2010
'Kick-Ass' is the answer to a question that countless comic book fans have undoubtedly asked themselves - What if superheroes existed in the real world? High school nobody and comic geek Dave Lizewski finds out exactly what happens when a normal person dons the persona of a crime fighting hero, caught up in a war between a father-daughter team out for revenge and the drug lords hell bent on destroying them.
For some reason, I've never been that into comic books. Sure, as a kid I would have stacks of the things in my room, but I never took the hobby even as far as into my teens. The adapted films over the last decade, however,…
If Edgar Wright made a movie starring a horny teenager instead of an adorkable man-child.
When this first came out, I loved it. Probably would've given it a 4 or 4.5/5. I've rewatched it a few times over the years and have always been entertained by it. Rewatched it tonight and it surprised me how much I hate the first half of this film. Its uneven and unfunny. Nic Cage is fun to watch in this, but it's not a good performance. Chloe Grace Moretz stands out. Her expressive acting helped this film. The direction is too stylized, especially during the action scenes. Half of the time you can't see what's going on, and the other half is rapidly cut so you can't really appreciate what's taking place on screen. The second half was funnier and slightly more fun, but not nearly enough to save this film for me.
I had fun with it
no order. this is a weird list
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…