[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.
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!
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Re-watch after buying the blu-ray and still very enjoyable, if a bit dated and a bit different to how I remember. As a young teenager this was incredible, grotesque violence and realistic superheroes in a comedic environment. While it still holds up as an entertaining popcorn flick, I feel it's lost a bit of it's appeal as I've grown older. The satire feels overdone and anything but subtle, the acting is dire and the hit-girl character while was new and inventive for it's time, just feels stale and a bit cringey now. It feels like I'm being too harsh but this is still a very enjoyable super-hero movie, the colours and costumes are great, the action is violent and hard-hitting…
A truly fun action/comic-book/humour that really gives life to it's characters, and presents itself in a (relatively) realistic way. Strong performances. And, with a surprising emotional punch.
The screen adaptation of Mark Millar and John S. Romita, Jr.'s graphic novel Kick Ass proves that with the right production staff, a superhero film does not need to have a household name or big-budget backers to be successful.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays geeky teenage comic book buff Dave Lizewski who attempts to become a superhero by the name of "Kick-Ass". His performance was adequate for the role, embodying a typical teenage boy just fine. His rising crime-fighting fame brings him to meet Damon Macready/Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and his daughter Mindy Macready/Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz). Nicholas Cage was, well, Nicholas Cage. Chloë Grace Moretz was however really good in this film, turning out to be one of her breakthrough…
If only it was half as brave or subversive as it thinks it is... Maybe it'd be more entertaining if it didn't feel like it was jumping up and down saying "LOOK HOW SHOCKING I AM!!" the whole time. It's a lot like that kid in high school who thought he was a rebel but was actually a dweeb. And it's annoying because of that, not because it's "morally reprehensible". Who cares?
A bored high school student one day decides to become a superhero despite having no special powers or abilities...and it changes his life.
Kick ass is kick ass
flawed in many, many ways. but it's incredibly fun.
funny, dramatic, lots of action, good soundtrack, just all round v entertaining even for the tenth time probably. lov this movie
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