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April 24, 2010

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Matthew Vaughn/Jane Goldman
Based on the Comic Book by: Mark Millar
Producers: Matthew Vaughn/Brad Pitt/Kris Thykier/Adam Bohling/Tarquin Pack
Starring: Aaron Johnson/Christopher Mintz-Plasse/Chloe Grace Moretz/Nicholas Cage
Year: 2010
Country: US/UK
BBFC Certification: 15
Duration: 117 minutes

When Dave Lizewski ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek dons a green-and-yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts. But, overcoming all the odds, the eager yet inexperienced Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public. However, he’s not the only superhero out there the fearless and highly-trained father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit Girl have been slowly but surely taking down the criminal empire of local Mafioso, Frank D’Amico. And, as Kick-Ass gets drawn into their no-holds-barred world of bullets and bloodletting with Franks son, Chris, now reborn as Kick-Ass’s arch-nemesis, Red Mist – the stage is set for a final showdown between the forces of good and evil – in which the DIY hero will have to live up to his name. Or die trying.

Kick-Ass kicks ass (sorry but it does!)

What can I say, Kick-Ass was just absolutely fantastic and such a brilliant experience. The story was brilliantly written and very clever. The actors were fantastic and they really brought their characters to life, especially Chloe Grace Moretz who played the awesome 11-year-old superhero Hit Girl who probably had the most violent scenes in the movie and used the most bad language too. Aaron Johnson, who plays the main character Kick-Ass, was brilliant and he played his character about an ordinary teenager wanting to be a superhero, cleaning the streets from crime brilliantly. The direction was done very well and the cinematography was outstanding, the action scenes were fantastically executed and the script was very cleverly written. Kick-Ass isn’t really one of those comedy movies where you laugh a lot, actually you’d be surprised of how dark it really is. It’s a dark comedy and it’s guaranteed that you’ll enjoy it.

Since seeing the trailer for this movie in January, this was one of the movies I really wanted to see this year. Kick-Ass manages to smash all expectations to smithereens and manages to be original and not fall into the been-there-done-that superhero movies we normally see today. Kick-Ass was a rollercoaster made to draw you into the movie, leaving you with a grin on your face. It wasn’t made to amaze you or to be good, it was made to be great and something out-of-the-ordinary and I believe it succeeded with great ease.

An outstanding superhero movie which is out-of-the-ordinary and doesn’t repeat itself. If Kick-Ass doesn’t amaze you, Hit Girl’s action scenes definitely will!


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