The movie tells the story of Dave (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book geek who decides to live out his ultimate superhero fantasy, inspiring a subculture of copy cats. Hunted by assorted bad guys, he meets up with crazed vigilantes Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz), Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), and Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), but the alliance is soon tested by scheming local mob boss Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong). —SXSW
Formerly the man behind the man-director Guy Ritchie, to be exact-producer Matthew Vaugh had enough of being the quiet one and grabbed hold of the wheel to direct his first feature-the smart and edgy gangster thriller, “Layer Cake” (2005). Despite expectations that he would fall flat on his face, Vaughn instead made a sharp movie that caused critics to swoon with delight. More polished and sophisticated than Ritchie’s comic heists, “Layer Cake” marked Vaughn’s emergence as a filmmaking force to be reckoned with. Even before the film opened in U.S. theaters, Hollywood considered him a hot prospect, seeking him out to direct “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”. Not bad for a guy once derisively called Mr. Schiffer for his high-profile marriage to supermodel, Claudia Schiffer.
Born in Beverly Hills, California, Vaughn was educated at Stowe School in Buckingham, England. Taking a year off between Stowe and university, he traveled the world on a Hard Rock Café tour and landed back in Los Angeles… read more
Divertente quanto violento,irriverente quanto grottesco e politicamente scorretto;trae spunto dai migliori cine-comics per poi prenderli in giro per la maggior parte del film,riuscendo ad essere coinvolgente ed avvincente,con una solida colonna sonora vagamente tarantiniana che accompagna i momenti-clou. Hit-Girl è la protagonista assoluta con le sue meravigliose acrobazie.Veramente gradevole.4*
My biggest problem with "Kick-Ass" is that it quickly abandons what makes it so unique: its realistic take on the superhero concept. Mind you, the comics do the same thing to an extent, but at least the brutal honesty of adolescence and the dark world remain intact -- the best example being the hero doesn't get the girl, he's sexually tormented by her. The film opts for crowd pleasing happy-endings, hyperbolic violence and button-pushing taboo-breaking over genuinely compelling pathos. Well made, but could've been so much more than the masturbatory fodder it often feels like.
Before surveying what the critics are saying about movies opening in theaters this weekend, let me note that Wednesday's entry, covering
So SXSW 2010 has kicked off with Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, which, according to Peter Martin at Twitch, "does. At its most elemental
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director: Matthew Vaughn
O filme Kick – Ass em si forma uma narrativa bonita para com o cobiçado mito do super-herói, porém mergulha neste de cabeça sem apresentar a crítica, um tanto hipócrita, da versão em quadrinhos. read review
“With no power, comes no responsibility”, desis Dave Lizewsky (Aaron Johnson), seorang pemuda tanggung penggemar komik, yang bermimpi menjadi superhero. Jangan salah paham dulu, ini bukan salah satu… read review