Kick-Ass Review

I can’t fly, but I will kick your ass! wait Kick-Ass sounds like a good superhero name, lets go with that!

Kick-Ass stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicholas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lyndsy Fonseca and Mark Strong.

Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is a bit of a stereotypical comic book nerd, loser at school. One day Dave decides to copy his favourite comic book characters and fight crime, under the super hero name Kick-Ass. As Kick-Ass, Dave decides to stop a couple of people from stealing a car, that doesn’t quite go to plan as Dave gets stabbed and hit by a car. In hospital, Dave’s bones are repaired with metal. When he recovers his crush, Katie Deauxma (Lydnsy Fonseca) starts to notice him. Dave decides to give being a hero another chance and this time he is successful and is caught on camera by teens, who then upload the video and soon everyone is talking about Kick-Ass. Gangster, Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong) believes that Kick-Ass is behind attacks on his people and Frank wants Kick-Ass dead. Kick-Ass manages to team up with fellow heroes Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), can they stop Frank D’Amico?!

Another Mark Millar graphic novel adaptation by one of the best directors, Matthew Vaughn. Kick-Ass is a superb comic book movie! It manages to tread the line of being serious and not taking itself serious perfectly. The beginning of the movie feels more like a comedy, then the last act feels like a very action packed end to the film. This film, came out in 2010 when superhero films were about to take over massively and loads of people would be complaining about too many Superhero films! I think this movie should have been made now where we are about to get 7 Superhero movies in one year. Kick-Ass would have been a nice refreshing look a Superheroes. This is where Deadpool needs to step in and change the game and keep people from growing tired of the Superhero genre. Unlike other Superhero films, because Kick-Ass has no powers it feels like the real world and I think it will hold up very well, the way even the background characters act by straight away getting out their phones and filming is exactly what people would do if this actually happened. The cast is amazing and they all play their characters very well. Everyone’s stand outs where Hit Girl and Big Daddy who were great and could of easily had the film to themselves. Although, like Marvel Movies, I felt that the villain wasn’t the best and a bit underdeveloped and was just bad because we needed a villain.

Overall, I rate Kick-Ass 8/10! It is a lot of fun and very funny, it doesn’t take itself too serious and is refreshing to go back and watch.

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