Monday, April 19, 2010
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training.
The previews do this movie no justice as a action flick. I went in expecting a Superbad style comedy with a little super hero stuff thrown in. The action sequences are incredible, with Hit Girl carrying this one on her back. Cage is shown just enough not to be annoying and there is a pretty good set up explaining these powerless super heroes origins.
OK, so Ebert's insane rant aside, this is clearly not a kids film. So leave them at home. Seriously. That said, this movie is a lot of fun. Filled with comic and movie nerd in-jokes, as well as some straight-up clever dialog and excellent performances, there's plenty to like. Oh yeah, and it's ultra-violent. Not 2008's Rambo violent, but closer to that than your average action film. And yes, there is cursing. *Gasp* Certainly worth a watch for comic readers, but also good for people who just enjoy a rip-roaring shoot 'em up, chop 'em up action film. And though I'd like to see him in non-villainous roles for once, Mark Strong was cool once again as the big bad guy.
Super violent, a little girl says cunt. What isnt to like? If you dont like this movie, I dont like you.
Similar to almost every other reviewer on the web, this film is on par with The Dark Knight. Hit Girl was the real superhero in the movie, with a deep, in depth back story with her father, Big Daddy, played by Nicholas Cage. Watching an 11-year-old girl swear and kill all of the "bad guys" is very surreal and thought-provoking. Why would any sane parent allow their child to be in this kind of movie? The main character, Kick-Ass, is the typical geek wanting to become a superhero. Anyway, why not stop reading my review... go watch it now!