Monday, April 19, 2010

Kick-Ass: Review

Am I considered a pedophile if I said that I am strangely aroused by that 11 year old psychopath?
Holy Bejesus was this movie the shit! You know, I never heard of the Kick-Ass comics until the movie trailer came out but now I think Imma gonna get the whole series after watching this gorefest of pure guns, blood and awesome!
So Kick-Ass is about this dude, Dave Lizewski who's pretty much a loser. He's got no girlfriend, has geeky friends, can't do sports, ain't smart, ain't good looking. All he does all day is read comic books and masturbate to porn, pretty much like me. Anyway, he has an epiphany of why no one ever tried to be a superhero before, so he decides to try it out and becomes Kick-Ass. After some really funny and violent obstacles, Kick-Ass becomes an international phenom, attracting lotso real life villains, i.e. mafia gangsters.
Kick-Ass grounds the whole stuff about superheros and examine how a real life superhero would fare in reality. In other words, you're either going to end up on Shutter Island or you are dead. Just watching that nerdy kid dressing himself up in a scuba suit and walking around dangerous streets and picking on these big ass thugs made me laugh till I cried my eyes out. I just kept thinking, "Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad."
I am a huge fan of the director, Matthew Vaughn who previously did Stardust and Layer Cake. This man is a fantastic genre director. I love how he took the gritty violence of layer Cake and combined it with the fantastical of Stardust and made an honest to God original, entertaining comic book adaptation. So far this guy is 3 for 3 with me.
This movie crams in a lot of plot and character development. It's almost as the first two reels of the film was a comedy with Kick-Ass and then it seamlessly switches gears into an all out action gorefest of heavenly splattered brains and guts with Kick-Ass sort of becoming a none character in light of the awesomeness of the duo of Big Daddy and Hit Girl.
One thing that Kick-Ass is going to be remembered for is being the movie that revived Nicolas Cage's career. Finally! He no longer a shame to the name of Nicholas muahaha. This guy is absolutely fantastic in the movie, watching him in this makes me take back every joke I ever made of him during his Bangkok Dangerous era.
Partly why he does so well in this is because of the great chemistry he has with Chloe Moretz who plays his daughter. They pretty much have a typical father-daughter relationship, only that he is training her to become a psychopath. He's going like, "Honey, if you kill this many people, I'll take you out for ice cream okay?" There's one scene in this where he's giving his daughter some homework and that homework is to let him shoot her in the chest and try no to wince or whine. Family of psychopaths, what can I say.
But as much as I liked Nicolas Cage, the star of this show was Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl. I kinda feel bad for that guy playing Kick-Ass being that this was his movie but every left the cinema talking about Hit Girl. And if it still isn't clear, I think I'm in love with this girl. She is the youngest cast member in the whole damn show but she has all the grittiest, most violent, bloodiest scenes.. and it is fucking AWESOME!
This girl right here, you probably recognize her as being Joseph Gordon-Levitt's sister in (500) Days of Summer; her character is going to be an icon. I can't wait to see how many girls are going to dress up as Hit Girl this Halloween. And next time if one of those Pandu Puteri come over and try to sell you cookies.. please for God's sake buy those cookies cause them girls are going to take a hint from this and beat the crap out of you. I love Chloe Moretz man! Aight the countdown begins! Only 5 more years till she's legally 18 muahaha.
So let's recap. Story? Good. Characters? Good. Actors? Good. Comedy? Good! Action? Good! Violence? Good! Gore and blood? Good!

RATING: 10/10

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