[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.…
"With no power comes no responsibility. Except that isn't true."
Half a decade after its release and I still love this film. It's funny, it's action-packed, it's entertaining, and it's brutal. Far more brutal than you would expect with the initial tone of the film. But that's part of what makes it work so well. And the other part is Hit Girl. Yes, the movie is called Kick-Ass, but he really isn't even the focus of the film after the halfway point. Any scene that Hit Girl is in is ten times better than those without her and her scene through the corridor towards the end is probably my favorite scene in the movie. That being said, this is a thoroughly entertaining and fun movie with good pacing, excellent acting, and a fitting score.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I don’t think if I’ve ever felt more deceived watching a motion picture than I did by the end of Kick-Ass. Which is a shame, because the first half of Kick-Ass is a delightful film. Not a great film, no. But it’s still a good time. We begin with David Lezewski in an almost self-aware teen film that’s so clichéd it’s actually pretty impressive. But it does so to establish the world of Kick-Ass, even if there’s a bit too much narration.
By the half-way point, Kick-Ass feels like Not Another Teen Movie (Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson ,Phil Beauman and Buddy Johnson) with the presence of Kick-Ass being the twist. Whereas Spider-Man (David Koepp) shows us that…
This movie kicks ass
Some decent performances and good action sequences, but overall fell short of expectations. The main character didn't entirely make sense, and the far more interesting storyline involving Big Daddy and Hit Girl should have been more central.
Para mí es como la película de superhéroes que haría Tarantino.
Una película de gente disfrazada bien hecha.
Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass is one of the most popular films of recent years, but it is not my favorite of his. It doesn't hold a candle to Kingsman: The Secret Service or even X-Men: First Class, but there's still plenty to like here. It is audacious, witty and certainly smarter than the title would suggest. Nicolas Cage and Chloë Grace Moretz are fantastic. It's colorful in every way and Vaughn's direction is extremely confident. My major problem is that it's often too goofy for my taste and much of the writing does not work all that well. As flawed as it is, there is some terrific work on display here.
Despiece de el hábitat superheróico que entraña 2 horas de sátira, combates al mas puro estilo John Woo, un soundtrack que viene como un guante a cada situación con lo que se convierten en uno de los mejores films basados en un cómic. Ritmo frenético y muy convincente, fotografía correcta y actuaciones correctas, ¿que más se puede pedir de una producción así? Un sleeper dentro de su clase.
Combine superheroes, merciless stylized action, a raunchy comedy ala Superbad, and a great coming of age tale, and you'll get Kick-Ass, one of the finest superhero films ever made (another of which was also directed by Matt Vaughn).
I have no doubt that Matthew Vaughn is one of the best working directors today, and that he is only getting better with each new film he makes.
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