Kick-Ass (2010)

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I doubt there’s a single person who’s not had a discussion with their friends about super-heroes, I know I certainly have. Like most people, the discussion usually revolves around which superhero you would most want to be? For me, it’s a no brainer; it has to be the Silver Surfer. I certainly hope the Silver Surfer gets a more prominent movie in the near future.

Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) has this very discussion with his friends, why out of millions of superhero fans, has no one taken it upon themselves to become one. So Dave sets out to become a superhero himself. With his new guise, he sets out to become a vigilante crime-fighter known as Kick-Ass.

However, his first act of heroics gets him stabbed, and then run over by a car. This turns out to be a blessing in disguise, as after the operation, his damaged body is repaired with metal plates, hence increasing his pain threshold. Undeterred, he dons his suit again, and gets caught on camera protecting a man from 3 attackers, and he becomes an instant hit.

Kick-Ass in Action
Kick-Ass in action…

The fun really starts in the 2nd half, as Kick-Ass realises that he is not alone in his fight for justice. The movie really takes off with the introduction of Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz). They’re in pursuit of the local crime boss Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong), and Kick-Ass gets stuck in the middle of this fight. The 2nd half of the movie really belongs to Hit-Girl. You will see some serious ass-kicking from Hit-Girl, and considering she is no older than 12, it’s just something your going to have to watch yourself.

Kick-Ass is a must watch film. It’s a movie about a crime-fighting superhero, but you’d think that this movie was directed by Quentin Tarantino or something. The 2nd half becomes a lot more violent, like something straight from the Tarantino camp.

Who says you need powers to become a superhero? Kick-Ass certainly doesn’t.

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