[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.…
High energy ultra violent superhero parody that evolves into a superhero film in its own right. The initial two thirds serve as a drastic skewering of the tropes and conventions of the usual tight wearing hero faire, with plenty of gory encounters and disturbed takes on the ideas it exposes. Yet as the film goes along, it becomes more ridiculous in a fashion that may disappoint some, but I'd argue naturally progresses once Hit Girl and Big Daddy are introduced. Director/co-writer Matthew Vaughn manages this by effectively building up the silly physics in the lead up to the third act, making it fit the context of Kick-Ass being exposed to this oncoming world of superheroes in a universe that doesn't negate the crazier bits of physics as a possibility. The cast also sells this mixture of real world grounded characters and physical insanity, particularly the convincingly foul mouthed Chloe Moretz and an effectively silly Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy.
Kick-Ass kicks ass!
Superhero films could not be any bigger right now. Thanks to the success of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these blockbusters have ingrained themselves into our culture. It's impossible to have a conversation about the year's films without at least addressing several of these behemoths. Though some may argue the bubble will pop sooner rather than later, I see these films as a new permanent placement in our society, for better or for worse. I can't foresee a time when people stop paying money for these types of films.
Kick-Ass, directed by Matthew Vaughn, wants to undercut the superhero genre. It notches up the realism and places a nerdy kid in a wet suit who dreams…
truly incredible, thank you matthew vaughn
This marks about the 15th time I've watched this film. I honestly don't even know, I lost count.
Uh yeah, this movie kicked serious ass!
*someone throws a chair at me*
Watched Kick-Ass again.
I just love this movie. It's the all around package.
Hilarious, great story, performances, soundtrack and bloody violent! :)
Same year as Scott Pilgrim. It's a tough call for what's the better geek fest comic book movie that year.
Mark Strong... he's one of those character actors like Michael Parks. Just great in everything he does. And I like that he gets to be funny in the movie like everyone else.
One thing I loved is that his character wasn't a dick (aside from the whole crime lord thing). Like, you get the sense that he has a good relationship with his son. I think of the bit where he sees his son survived the fire and…
Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…