Kick-Ass [2010] Movie Review Recommendation

Kick-Ass [2010]

Kick-Ass is another release in a string of movies connected by one thing: the protagonist, an ordinary man, becomes a superhero. It combined comic-book style movies, action, comedy and pretty decent amounts of blood and violence. This is pretty odd, since the movie is pretty much teenager-oriented, twisting the story towards younger viewers. If you are wondering why are superhero movies so popular and why this particular connection between ordinary man who becomes superhero is so accentuated today. Our social and government structures have slowly dissolved over time, although a more truthful statement would be that our system of values was deformed by capitalism and basic human nature. In this moral vacuum, you wished that some brave people would step up (nigga) and sort things out. They are stepping up, just not in the way you would want them to…

Dave Lizewski is classic high school loser who likes comics. One day he comes up with the idea to be a superhero, pretty much the same one that Defendor (or Super [2010] or perhaps Special [2006]) had. He has no special powers or special training in combat, so he gets ass kicked facing his adversaries. But he will get help from a strange father-daughter fighting team and another superhero Red Mist (in our hearts you will always be McLuvin). They will form a vigilante team bound to kick ass. Great production values, good acting, and good story are all mixed together into an appealing movie. No matter the age, you will find this movie interesting on different levels. Enjoy.

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Aaron Johnson, Garrett M. Brown, Clark Duke, Evan Peters, Deborah Twiss, Mark Strong

Fun Stuff: Both Daniel Craig and Mark Wahlberg were considered for the role of Big Daddy before Nicolas Cage was cast.


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