Kick-Ass surprised me with some very moving moments. One sees Nicolas Cage in the kind of role now tailored for his dementia. McLovin and John Lennon have some funny hissy fights. Hit Girl, like River in Firefly and Serenity, is where the real food for thought lies.
another unexpectedly great movie, i watched it about 1,5 years ago while i was in my leisure time, gonna watch anything in cinema. yup, and it was new for super heroes movies, they made it in fun-thrilling-teenage way. if you watched Watchmen -the humanity inside superheroes-, Kick-Ass is the opposite -the superheroic inside humans-. (me love them both!) me cant wait for the upcoming sequel (hopefully this year)!!!
Masterfully realizes, and even betters, the comic book it is based on. Escalating, outrageous violence. Cathartic humor. Characters with enough of a footing in reality that we buy into their world. This equals Watchmen as a faithful adaptation and probably surpasses it in succeeding on it's own (of course it's a much simpler story).
Damn good movie; both has a surprising end-game and is a lot darker/morally ambiguous than you would think. As the characters start piling up you realize they're all at cross-purposes, and shit gets real real fast. Some scenes have you laughing your ass off while others make you sick to your stomach. Definitely a movie ahead of the concept its parodying. --PolarisDiB
Silly and stylistically grating spin on the superhero tale, this comedy benefits from another solid performance by Moretz - she's really great in pretty much everything she's done so far - and a just-the-right-side-of-charming turn from Johnson. The pacing is slightly off in the early and middle stages of the piece and the story arc is never quite strong enough to sustain its nigh two hour running time.
Here's the thing...I'm torn about this movie. On one hand, it has a certain amount of visceral impact that makes it pulse-pounding and memorable, but on the other hand the entire thing flaunts its inhumanity so much it's nearly sickening, with little reprieve or heart. At least it's a step up from the hugely immature and effed up graphic novel.