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KICK-ASS! (2010)

how else can you really describe this matthew vaughn film without saying it was fucking KICK. ASS. im not going to sugar coat it, vaughn really havent been making the best movies (mediocre: layer cake, stardust) until NOW.

Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero film based on the marvel brandished comic of the same name by mark millar and john romita, jr. brad pitt's production company, plan b helped co-produce it and was co-written by jane goldman.

The film tells the story of an ordinary teenager, Dave Lizewski, who sets out to become a real-life superhero only to get caught up in a bigger fight. He meets Big Daddy, a former cop who, in his quest to bring down the evil drug lord Frank D'Amico, has trained his eleven-year-old daughter to be the ruthless vigilante Hit-Girl.

ok. most people went in with the intention that they were just going to witness another humorous comic-adapted-into-film kind of movie. but what they got was much much more. we were not only surprised by the uncensored presentation of blood and violence but even the profanities were shocking (gasp!!). esp, if its coming out of a 11 year old girl's mouth. chloe grace moretz (hit girl) not only made the movie good but she has marked her ground as one of the most memorable action heroes out there right now. she is everything ive ever wanted to be since before, now, and forever. (foreshadow of a possible halloween costume)

i havent read the comic yet but it is clear that vaughn made absolutely no compromises to adapting the comic true to its core. judging by the cover of the comic, it wouldve been hard to stay true without the presence of a plethora of bloodbaths (very reminiscent of kill bill), knives diggin into peoples skulls, and some real ass kicking!! even nicolas cage as hit girl's idiosyncratic father played big daddy with plausibility. the stories dug in deep of the people who usually stands by while crimes are being committed. and how those people built up the courage to stand tall and do something about it. A-

2 critiques :

sally at: April 26, 2010 at 11:34 PM said...

dude, stardust was a great movie

Allen at: April 27, 2010 at 9:17 AM said...

I haven't seen Stardust, but I heard great things. On another note, I can lend you the comic if you'd like. :)

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