[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…
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.…
"- 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…
I watched an TV edit of this film for my second viewing. I love how it dips between a realistic superhero and comic book ultra violence (a bit chopped up due to the whole TV edit thing).
A very stylish and often funny take on the Super-hero genre. It pulls no punches in highlighting the absurdity of the act of becoming a masked vigilante. The film also introduces us to an even younger Chloë Grace-Moretz in her breakthrough role.
Somebody out there with severe brain damage thinks this movie is funny. (Yes they really do). So they went out and made a sequel. Pretentious crap.
8/10: Pretty good comic adaptation, but I still prefer the comic version more. The last 30mins is really kick-ass and the scene I like most in the entire movie is when Ennio Morricone's Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu is playing as background! Fantastic!
FUCKING AWESOME MEN!!
Diría que una de las mejores películas de super héroes que eh visto.
Pretty cool action scenes. Great casting, love Nic Cage as Big Daddy. Fun movie.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and I must admit I have no idea where to begin, so much to say and not enough time to say it. Let us begin with the financial facts this film may roughly a profit margin of $68 million at the box office. I would like to make something crystal clear, everything I am about to say next is completely 100% unbiased. The storyline in the first section of this film has frankly very little tempo and I felt every minute pass by, that was until the entrance of Nicolas Cage, he brings so much to the table in this project, action, consistency, tempo and so much more which this film…
Still feels fresh. Laugh out loud funny, sends up the genre perfectly, and Cage is excellent.
Watched with Simpson, Jonny and Phil Simpson
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