I’m more excited to re-watch this movie for the n’th time than I am buying new movies or going to see new movies…yeah, it’s that AWESOME!
No one has hurt his family or friends and he isn’t mentally challenged, he just wants to be a superhero! Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) isn’t anyone special. He has 2 friends, a dad, and a computer. He’s not wealthy, remotely popular, or involved in much of anything other than comics. With the small thought of why no one has ever tried being a superhero, Dave is quick to leap into action and try becoming the world’s first. Claiming the name, Kick-Ass, he learns to fight crime in ways that the police can’t. He also learns that he isn’t the only superhero out there, and that bad guys aren’t always easy to defeat.
Let’s combine every element of awesomeness and see what happens. Action, blood, violence, humor, superhero’s, money, villains, cool cars, great soundtrack, and whatever the hell else goes in. What do we get? We get 2010’s “Kick-Ass”! With the exception of mystery and suspense, this film is pretty much what you would expect it to be, and that’s precisely the point. It’s exactly as it seems, while at the same time standing out on it’s own in the movie world.
I saw this film at a drive-in (outdoor) movie theater on the night before a vacation with a couple of friends of mine back in 2010. I didn’t really know much about the movie, I just wanted something to watch. What I got was a movie that I could not wait to be able to buy on Blu-Ray! The action is great, the plot is interesting, and the cast is excellent. Sure, there are some things I would change here and there if it had been MY movie, but I’m plenty satisfied with the way it is. One of the greatest aspects about this movie was the character Hit Girl, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. She is just a little girl in this movie, but she can trash talk and kick ass better than anyone, with the exception of her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage). This was the first time I’d ever seen Moretz, and I was thrilled with her performance. She made the movie “Kick-Ass” truly kick ass. I’ve been a big fan of hers ever since this movie.
“Kick-Ass” brought something new to the table, and did so in all the right ways. This was a movie that broke away some ice of the “shitty movie” time period between 2009 and today. Movies are constantly being produced that are just the same shit again and again with different people. It can be hard to find good movies these days, but we can’t attribute this to “Kick-Ass”, for it’s one of the good ones.
This movie is among the elite, toward the very top of my all time favorite movies listing. Please deduct 10% from my review rating to compensate for my bias attitude toward this review. *smiley face*
Humor: N/A (not rating)
Total Abstract Rating: 95% This is what movie viewing is about! Throw away all of your other movies and just make plenty of room for both “Kick-Ass” films.
Thank you for reading.