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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.
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…
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…
Still feels fresh. Laugh out loud funny, sends up the genre perfectly, and Cage is excellent.
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!
When I originally saw the trailer for this I actually laughed out loud at how retarded it looked, but I recently read an article about the film that piqued my interest. I wasn't aware that it was actually based on a popular comic, and the article mentioned that contrary to the tone of the trailer it was actually very violent and bloody and that the Comic Con crowd loved it. So when I saw that my local theater was having a special sneak preview tonight I decided to give it a shot.
I'm not sure I'm completely sold on it, but Kick Ass was actually very entertaining if you're willing to go along for the ride. It's violent and bloody…
Muy creativa violenta y también graciosa, aunque cambia muchas cosas del cómic orginal, que hubiesen quedado mejor en el filme, pero bueno.
Los personajes no pueden ser más bien representados, Big Daddy es la representación de como se vería Nicholas Cage si hubiese sido Batman.
This is the film that got me into filmmaking. Matthew Vaughn's passion project really is a delightful mix of action and comedy with some heart at the center of it all. Henry Jackson's score is one of my favourites to come back to and really elevates the scenes. This is one of the most rewatchable films that will deliver something new every time. 12 Year old Sam was in love with Hit Girl and I don't blame him - incredible film.
It's been a long time since I watched Kick-Ass. The first time I saw it, I had to lie about my age. I thought it was allright when I saw it first time, funny but with a disappointingly predictable plot. However, the ideas in it were smart and interesting enough to make me want to watch it again and my Nicolas Cage series gave me the perfect excuse.
Most of the actors do exactly what you would expect of them, in the cases of Nicolas Cage and Mark Strong, that is no bad thing. Both play it dead straight, which in itsself is quite comedic when they are delivering some genuinely funny dialogue. Cage's character is training his daughter to…
Director – Matthew Vaughn
Character – Damon Macready / Big Daddy
Watched 7th May 2012 with Char, Genna and Jen
Best Cage Rage Moment – When, as Big Daddy, he is tied up and shouts out something completely inaudible (01:28:32).
Kick-Ass is one of those films that will probably still be talked about in years to come and has the potential to become a real cult classic. Hopefully the sequel, which is due out in the summer of 2013, will live up to the original. Nicolas Cage’s character, Damon Macready, is an ex policeman who is spending his life trying to get his own back on gangster Frank D’Amico (a sinister as ever Mark Strong) with the help…
Brain off? CHECK! Let the fun begin.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Not on Letterboxd:
218. "Camera falls from airplane and lands in pig pen-MUST WATCH END!!"