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Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
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Movie reviews for Kick-Ass
||Niels Risgaard Hansen:
|Kicking ass and getting your ass kicked is what this movie is all about. It is funny an well written with a touch of lameness, a pinch of teenage romance and a whole lot of ass-kicking-action!
Why shouldn't there be real super heroes in our world? Except for their super powers, what makes them so special? Anyone could do their job, if the have enough good intentions and is slightly insane.
In general the character are quite well played. My favorites are the three geeks commenting on everything and doing nothing while sitting at the comic book store.
Like Peter wrote, I also think it was a smart move to include Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) as a more serious crime fighter/vigilante. Otherwise it might have tipped the scales towards teenage drama. A thing I don't understand, is why they designed his costume to look so much like Batman's.
The young girl playing Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) does an impressive job for such a young girl, but I would have liked her to be about 5 years older at least.
I have never been a fan of Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and for me he pulls this movie down a bit. He is fun minor parts, but here he just takes up too much space.
The plot works. It is simple and reminds me of a classic 70's super hero movie/series. It is very predicable, but that is not really important. It serves as a solid foundation for the humorous dialogs and the quite violent action - nothing more, nothing less.
As mentioned the movie has a lot of violent action; blood splatter, big explosions, daring stunts and people getting their ass kicked. This is what makes this movie so great. It has a lot of special effects, but is done so it doesn't stick out or seem overdone. The effects are just a natural part of the plot and it works great and even makes you laugh.
A point in the movie it fades over to an animated comic book setting, which is done really great. It is used for telling background info on some of the characters, and for me it fit in perfectly. My only complaint is, that they didn't use it more. Why not do in every time a major character is introduced? That is what they have done in the video game Borderlands, and it is really cool in my opinion.
As any good super hero movie, this one does not have a real ending as much as it has a perfect lay-up for a sequel. I am hoping that they will make more in this series and keep the cool low-tech style, which is part of most of the movie.
You could watch this movie with just about anyone. It is fun, it is young, it is fresh, it has action... There is a bit in there for everyone.
Now get out there and kick some ass!
|So ok... there's actually no super heros in the movie, but when they do what they do, they do it pretty damn good. Killing bad people almost for nothing =)
What keeps this movie interesting is the well written script, the ever cool and well played characters and last but not least a whole range of violent, gory, crazy and surprising special effects.
The character played by Nicolas Cage is one of the best things in the movie, and it's presence in the movie takes the edge of what else might come out as a very teenage-kinda-movie.
One of my friends talk about an animated sequens in the movie that he didn't like, because he didn't feel it fit in. The sequence is used for telling some background story, and I must say... It was awesome! Kind of a cell-shaded 3D comic book, I wish I could read whole comics just like that =)
The story is quit predictable, but the way it's carried by comedy still makes it a good flick. I'm glad a got to see it in a movie theater since the pumped action needs good sound and picture.
I'll cross my fingers for a sequel...