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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!
They had to call this Hit-girl instead of Kick-Ass.
This was awesome.
This need to be in top 20 greatest films. I don't know how to compare this other superhero or non superhero films because there isn't a comparison.
Don't bother watching the sequel, it doesn't live up to the original one here. Funny as fuck, had my mouth dropping with the live-stream killing spree shit. NICHOLAS FUCKING CAGE. "Shows over motherfucker"....from a little girl. Probably the only movie I like Chloe Moretz in other than that don't care for her acting.
The one word that I think best describes Kick-Ass is, awesome. Bad ass movie and I'll be watching the second one soon for sure.
Frankly put, one of cinemas best superhero movies and one of my personal favorite films of all time.
The colors on my TV explode with synergy as Matthew Vaughns excellent direction coincides with it like bread and butter. Kick Ass is a unique superhero film that pushes the boundaries of action-comedy except this film pulls off some of the coolest and emotional string pulling scenes in a superhero film.
John Murphys score like 28 Weeks Later is ultra fantastic. It's vibrant and colorful. I love love love this soundtrack. It's a shame it never got a sequel it really deserved that stuck to how awesome this truly is. Kick Ass has the power to translate it's ultraviolent and edgy grittiness mixed with its comic tones and coming of age vibes make it one of the most underrated and insantly rewatchable superhero films of all time.
As progressive as it is sexist, still a brilliant premise that is brilliantly executed. The unique tone allows for more surprises than the traditional super hero film.
"Had I ever been a real superhero? The most I’d ever had to offer the world was good intentions and a slightly elevated capacity to take a kicking.
With no power comes no responsibility.
Except... that wasn’t true."
While I find Layer Cake and Stardust to be great Matthew Vaughn movies, Kick-Ass is the first amazing Matthew Vaughn movie.
Going back to his low-ish budget roots (when no studio would green-light the script, he decided to finance the project himself), Vaughn chose to adapt Mark Millar's comic book about a real life superhero, itself partly based on Millar's original teenage ambitions of becoming a costumed crime fighter. However, while the comic book (like much of Millar's work) is more two-dimensional,…
Film #8 of Scavenger Hunt 17 - August 2015
Task #23. A movie about or featuring a single dad!
Day 8 of writing daily movie reviews, it's getting exhausting, I'm falling behind, and I hate all of the reviews I write, but I'm gonna soldier on, if only with less enthusiasm and fewer words.
Kick-ass is great. It's at once a gleefully insane celebration and a hilariously grotesque deconstruction of super hero fandom. I read the comic before seeing the film back in 2010 and it just goes to show how expertly Vaughn is able to capture and adapt to the different tones of his subject matter, especially when those tones are really really strange. I'm not…
Fuck you, Mr. Bitey!
No idea why this rewatch came up. We were trying to decide what to watch and ended up picking this out of the blue. I know I had been thinking about comparing it to Deadpool for a bit so maybe that's why. Now in hindsight this and Deadpool have very little in common other then being R rated superhero movies.
Deadpool is about a juvenile idiot with violent tendencies, not dissing the movie, that's actually how the character is supposed to be. Kick Ass is about a dorky naive kid named Dave Lizewski who has a big heart and just wants to do good. Nerdy observation everyone has, it's weird seeing the two Quicksilvers together.
Also never bothered noticing before how Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman made the movie less cynical than Mark Millar's original comic book. I mean seriously, this is some upbeat shit compared to the comic book.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…