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Kick Ass (Movie)

A 2010 superhero film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.

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Kicked my ass in the not what I thought it would be department.!

  • Jul 15, 2010
Rating:
+4

What Pompted You to write a Review?
I was prompted to write this review because never has any of the comic movies I have seen in the last 5 years or so have realistically resembled the actual comic book. Most big hollywood comic book movies do not closely follow the actual storyline or have characters that are far from physically looking like the actual comic book characters this movie followed the book well. 
 

How was the Plot, Acting, Direction?
The plot was fun, funny and unforgettable. The acting was just as great, everything that was said and meant to be comical was believeable. ( I have a hard time watching comedy movies where the humor is jut not believeable and this wasnt one of them.) The movie went in all different directions I did not know what to expect at the end everything led up well.
 

Were You ENTERTAINED?
I was definately entertained the movie had the tarantino kind of non appropiateness that is bearable. Hitgirl the character of the little girl who cusses and destroys any man no matter what size i thought would recieve alot of backlash however it was enough to not seem provocative. Im sure there were still those critics who thought of these scenes as horrible, but im very liberal and thought it was hilarious. Kick ass the main character was as regular as any hand picked teen out of a crowd of pre pubscent boys. The gay theme could of been critcised if overly done but was played out well and was no where near offensive. His character was believeable and very funny. I still cant believe he is english he played a american teen so well.
 

Did It Fulfill Expectations? Hype Level?
It surpassed my expectations . I was pretty hyped up for this movie, my boyfriend had the comics so I had an idea of what the movie would like. thinking that hollywood would never do the gruesome scenes that involved the kids and to my surprise they did so that was the best thing i think.
 

Did a Movie Trailer Establish a HYPE?
yes it did it was funny and made me want to go watch the movie it didnt give to much away or leave the overall theme out.
 

Is This Movie Mainstream Or Pretty Obscure?
This is hard to explain but Id say it is a mainstream obscure movie if that is possible. Movies in the comic department are pretty obscure and minimal because only the comic book fan really knows what the storyline is and should be however when they become mainstream they are viewed by people who enjoy all types of but the die hard comic fans know how trhe story really goes and they are the small group who highly dissaprove if the movie does not fulfill their knowledge of the book/movie so for those who havent read the book or know the story its just another mainstream movie but for the fans who are the smaller percentage of this comic book genre it might just be obscure on that scale. (I hoped this doesnt come out offensive I tried to explain it as best as i can reason is my boyfriend is a huge comic book fan and he gets completely devastated when the wrong actor is casted for a certain character or when the story does not follow the comic book, he hates how comic book movies that are mainstream are made to be mainstream not original because if they were they would be pretty obscure)
 

Let Your Senses and Imagination Go Wild!

 KICK ASS KICK ASS KICK ASS. I reccomend for everyone and honeslty dont think that the rating on the movie should discourage parents from letting their teens or tweens whatever it may be watch the movie.

Above all, Establish Your Star Rating 1-5 Or 1-10?
My rating for this movie would be a 7 on the 1-10 scale. 
 

Define what the Star rating mean to you...
The star rating for me meant that although the movie was great I will not be counting down the days till the next yes I will go to the theaters to watch part two but I wont be counting down the days thats all.
 

How would you recommend the movie?
Nevertheless, this is not a movie that is too diverse meaning that everyone you meet will like so when i suggest this movie I will probably only tell my closest friends and explain to them how bad ass and not to mention funny this movie really is despite if they did not get t see enough in the trailer.
 

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August 13, 2010
This movie definitely surprised me! I agree too, that the actor who played Kick Ass really did a great job at being an American teen (I honestly kept forgetting that he was English, so he did an awesome job) Nice review :)
 
July 15, 2010
ha-ha! Highly entertaining write up! I also liked the way you broke down the movie. Thanks! I decided to feature this review-keep them coming!
 
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review by . April 16, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
You Wanna Be A....WHAT??!!!!!
   Let’s get one thing out of the way; there is no way Hollywood can ever match the awesomeness that is Mark Millar’s and John Romita Jr.’s comic book mini series titled "KICK ASS" (see my review here). The comic series was just a different the way it was successful in mixing black humor, action and a dark premise about isolation and loneliness that made me doubt my insanity why I read comic books. But since Hollywood is one major money-making machine, (as …
review by . December 19, 2010
I just saw this not an hour ago and I can safely say that it is one of the best comic book films of all time. The acting is great, the story (essentially about an amateur superhero's days in crime-fighting) is great, the action is great, and it has some great humour mixed with a fair amout of gore and swearing. That being said, this movie is definitely not for everyone, especially those who aren't comfortable with a young girl swearing and killing people. There are also some reasonably …
review by . February 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
***1/2 out of ****     "Kick-Ass" pretty much kicks ass in every way possible. It's profane, slightly irrelevant, and equally as entertaining to watch as it was to read when it was a comic. Despite the typical art style, I personally loved reading the "Kick-Ass" comic. It isn't extremely deep, but hey. It kicked ass. Well, now there's a film adaptation, and it kicks more ass than a horse in the stable. While it will certainly not appeal to everyone (looking at you, Roger Ebert), …
review by . April 29, 2010
A friend invited me to see Kick Ass and I went knowing nothing about the movie besides it was a comedy.  I love seeing movies that way.      I was drawn into the plot until the introduction of Hit Girl and the level of violence.  This 13-year old girl single handedly kills numerous grown men using a variety of weapons, laughing much of the time.      On one hand, sure, it was pretty cute to have a super hero girl.  On the other, it was too …
Quick Tip by . June 03, 2013
If you enjoyed the film I recommend reading the graphic novel, its brilliant
review by . April 21, 2010
Kick-Ass: It's Watchmen minus emotional drama and Dr. Manhattan
I've had my fair share of watching comic book based movies (Spider-Man, Fantastic 4, Iron Man, X-Men, Watchmen, Batman) and each of them have unique ways of presenting the super hero and their heroic actions. But Kick-Ass kinda veers the opposite and kinda reminds me of seeing Watchmen (even the promotional posters kinda relate).      The reason why I reference Watchmen is that both relate to having costumed vigilantes taking down crimes on a daily basis. Kick-Ass twists things …
review by . April 20, 2010
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As a kid, when it came to the heroes that I liked to watch on television or the comics I read, there was always this sort of sense of wanting to be a superhero.  If you were one of those really dorky kids, you made a cape and pretended you could fly by jumping on your bed when no one was there.  I think most kids who admired the likes of Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, etc. did that sort of thing from time to time.  This is, more or less, the basis behind Kick-Ass.  Based off the …
review by . August 05, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Have you ever wanted to be a superhero. Kick-Ass is about four very different people who take very different paths to become superheroes. With a few exceptions, they do provide some innovative fighting scenes and hilarious moments.      First, the great. One of the superheroes, Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz), is a adorable 10-year old girl who has a passion for guns and slaughtering bad guys the way other young girls get excited for jewelry or dolls. Chloe is a great actress and gives …
review by . August 09, 2010
A cheesy fun violent comic book movie that was strangely marketed as a lighted hearted teen film.
Kick-Ass is a cheesy fun comic book movie based on a "graphic novel" of the same name.  The story revolves around some goofy teenage (Aaron Johnson) who decides to become a real life superhero (after donning a wet suit) named Kick-Ass.  After a rough start, he becomes an internet sensation when he gets involved in a brutal beat down in front of a cafe.  His actions and a near fatal attempt in trying to fight a local drug dealer catches the attention of a real crime fighter …
review by . April 19, 2010
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At the start of "Kick-Ass," I couldn't help but feel somewhat excited, as I was introduced to the title character, who, when not dressed as a superhero, I found both engaging and amusing. While his thought process is not something I pretend to understand, the situations he finds himself in as a typical high schooler were somewhat relatable, and they got a chuckle or two out of me. But then we meet eleven-year-old Mindy Macready (ChloĆ« Grace Moretz) and her father (Nicholas Cage); they stand in an …
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Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero action thriller based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who co-produced the film with actor Brad Pitt, and co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman. The film's general release was on 26 March 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 16 April 2010 in the United States.
 
The film tells the story of an ordinary teenager, Dave, who sets out to become a real-life superhero calling himself Kick-Ass. Dave gets caught up in a bigger fight when he meets Big Daddy, a former cop who, in his quest to bring down the evil drug lord Frank D'Amico, has trained his 10-year-old daughter to be the ruthless vigilante Hit-Girl.
 
Kick-Ass has generated some controversy for its profanity and violence, particularly for the character Hit-Girl. The film received mostly positive reviews.
 
Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) is a normal teenager who wonders why nobody has ever decided to become a superhero like the ones in the comic books, so he decides to become a real-life superhero, despite having no superpowers  or training. During his first attempt to fight crime, Dave is beaten, stabbed, and hit by a car. Some of Dave's nerve endings are damaged as a result, giving him an enhanced capacity to endure pain, and metal plates are placed in his skeleton to support his bones. After a painful recovery, Dave returns to school only to find out that his longtime crush, Katie ...
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Director: Matthew Vaughn
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release Date: April 16, 2010 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman
Runtime: 117 minutes
Studio: Plan B Entertainment, Marv Films, Lions Gate Films
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