The Score: 8.5 out of 10
Kick-Ass does not establish its tone well in the first half of the film. Despite its aspirations, Kick-Ass was made on a relatively low budget compared to most superhero films and at times it shows. Some scenes and situations fail to unfold organically. But once Nicolas Cage and Chloe Moretz enter the picture as Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, the story begins to take shape and ends up as one of the most enjoyable films this year. By the time the end credits roll, the flaws from earlier will be forgotten.
|Dave Lizewski (Kick-Ass), Hit-Girl, and Big Daddy|
|Pictured: You and Your Friends|
Kick-Ass (2010) Trailer
|Dave Becomes a Superhero|
|Why the Hell Not?|
Dave Lizewski decides to be a hero. He uses comic books as his guide, often to comedic effect since comic books only tell half the story of heroism. He obtains a scuba suit, billy clubs, and makes a facebook page for his new costumed hero persona so that people can contact him for help. He then helps prevent someone's car from getting stolen and he is quickly beaten. Badly. I will not spoil how, but the scene is profoundly disturbing on many levels, especially because it feels true to life.
|Batman's Sidekick Robin is Much Cooler as a Little Girl Proficient with Blades and Firearms|
|What Makes a Man a Hero? Claws.|
|Dave's First Successful Night Protecting a Stranger from an Assault|
|Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl|
Big Daddy and Hit Girl Bullet Proof Vest Scene
Kick-Ass (2010) is available now in Blu-Ray and it strangely looks far superior in this format than it did in movie theaters. The somewhat cheaper aspects of production are practically unnoticeable now, making HD the official best way to watch this movie. Not your conventional superhero film, but it is moving and inspirational in all the ways that make the genre so much fun to watch. We highly recommend, particularly if you have a strong stomach for language and violence.
Beautiful Kick-Ass Music Montage
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