September 25, 2010
Rated: R Runtime: 117 min Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Stan Lee and Quentin Tarantino had a brain child? Well wonder no longer and enter Kick Ass! Finding the crucial balance between glorious gratuitous violence and the subtle humor of comic book movies. Something Sam Rami has yet to catch onto.
The movie begins where all great superheroes are born; a comic book store. Where we get to meet Dave (Aaron Johnson), your average, all-American geeky teen. After being used and abused by some “gangsta” boys, decides to act out his fantasy. Not the disturbing sex day dream he has about his english teacher. No, he joins Spiderman, Batman and Superman as Kick Ass (such a more definitive name don’t you think). He sets out to stop the evil of the New York streets (sound familiar?). The movie begins to look like your run of the mill teen drama posing as a superhero movie *cough Spiderman 3 cough*. That is until the 11 year old Hit Girl comes out to play. How many movies have an 11 year old girl swearing more than Tony Montana? She and Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) come in and turn the story on it’s head and force it to become one of the most violent comic book movies of all time. Kick Ass more than lives up to it’s name. One of the most in your face, kick your ass, not afraid to create controversy movies of the last 10 years.
The DVD features commentary with Vaughn, Johnson, Cage and Mintz-Plasse.Features scenes that were too much for theaters (as if seeing a man explode in a microwave wasn’t enough). Featurette with the entire cast and crew.
If you’re in the mood to see an 11 year old girl mutilate and destroy men much bigger than her (and Orphan is unavailable) look no further.
If you ‘re a fan of hardcore violence with a tinge of tongue in cheek comic spin pick this movie up… Do yourself a favor and invest in the Kick Ass 3 disc Bluray package it makes it even better.
Contributing Critic……C.C. Edwards
Popularity: 43% [?]
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