[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…
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.…
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…
"- Alright, up you get. Two more rounds and then home.
- Look, only if we can go by the bowling alley on the way back.
- The bowling alley?
- Yeah, and ice cream after!
- [thinking about it for a second] Huh... okay. Two more rounds. No wincing... No whining! And you got yourself a deal, young lady.
- Yeah! I'm gonna get a hot fudge sundae!
- Good call, baby doll!
What can I say about 'Kick-Ass'? I had zero expectations about the film, I just knew there was a eleven year old that said "cunt" and "motherfucker", and after…
When Kick-ass became a smash hit a couple of years ago, it felt really fresh and new and original. In a lot of ways it still does. Putting it into the box of " fun ultraviolent superhero movie" seems to be selling it short, since it's actually pretty strong thematically and provides a hint of social commentary. The part of Kick-ass that resonates with me most strongly is the underdog theme. You're constantly fearing for these characters' lives because they are just a bunch of regular people with relatable motivations and they are just as scared as you would be in the same situation. These are people you want to cheer for because you'd want to be their friend in…
Fun and enjoyable. Different view of "real" heroes and how they can exist in reality. Can't wait to watch the second one.
A film based on a comic-book that was written at the same time as the screen-play. This would normally be a bad formula - but for this film, the plot, the scope of characters, and the whole feel of the film totally work.
Moretz is definitely the star of the film as Hit-girl, and undoubtedly many a young man's guilty pleasure. The film treads a fine line between action comedy and toture porn.
This is an absolutely amazing film fast-paced action, with comedy to go with it. Immensely enjoyable, and has tonnes of rewatch value too.
Für mich eine kleine Überraschung - wusste nicht, was ich davon erwarten sollte und war dann von der originellen Story und der Erbarmungslosigkeit des Films wirklich positiv überrascht! Besonders Hit Girl mit ihren Badass-Szenen hat es mir da angetan! Ist aber einer dieser Filme, der irgendwie nur ein Mal zündet - ein weiteres Mal müsste ich ihn mir nicht anschauen!
A comic-book movie that is pure awesomeness.
Liked it a lot more than the second, holds up much better considering theres a good 4 year gap. I haven't read the comic so I can't compare, but chalk it up as a win.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A breath of fresh air to the genre that offers a unique relatability to the concept of being a superhero that has otherwise always been presented as a fantastically unattainable goal. The film has a wonderful sense of humour that provides much needed moments of comic relief to alleviate the the brutality of the action and darkness of the plot.
One of my favorite movies.
I'm not a huge fan of superhero movies but since this movie is kind of an anti-superhero movie, I think that's what made me like it so much. Little Chloe Moretz cursing like a sailor and straight up killing everyone was the highlight for me.
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