Kick-Ass Review

I was aware this is an adaptation of Mark Millar & John Romita Jr.’s series of the same name. But I didn’t have very high expectations for this. Was looking to be entertained, and that’s that.

Susprised Brad Pitt’s name showed up in the opening credits since I wasn’t aware he was one of the producers. Matthew Vaughn is a very capable director, especially in the action parts that were easy to follow which has been one of my pet peeves.

Aaron Johnson in the title role was good. He would’ve been a pretty good Peter Parker for the Spider-Man reboot that’s in the works. But that would be double dipping considering the character of Dave Lizewski was modeled somewhat off of The Web Slinger. Except you wouldn’t ve had a scene where Webhead was masturbating in his room to Mary Jane Watson.

Speaking of which I’m glad the high school stuff wasn’t overused like I feel the said restart will just hammer it to the nth degree. I was content with the first Spidey flick’s amount of screentime.

Mark Strong as the mob boss, Frank D’Amico was a much better written part then Lord Blackwood in Sherlock Holmes. Which makes me look forward to his performance as Sinestro in the upcoming Green Lantern film.

The 2-D/3-D animated sequence of Big Daddy’s origin was impressive. For once, I wasn’t bothered by Nicholas Cage, considering after Ghost Rider, doing crap (Bangkok Dangerously, The Wicker Man, and Next) with his collection of wigs. But it seems like he’s trying to make a come back.

Hit-Girl played by Chloe Grace Moretz was okay but I don’t see her as a quick competitor in the child star arena with Dakota Fanning and Abigal Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) in the near future. Christopher Mintz-Plasse was McGovin’s evil brother in the role of a Harry Osborn. Obiviously ironic when they mentioned Scott Pilgrim since that’s been made into movie.

My only issues are that the film starts very well in reality, but when a kid sidekick starts killing the majority of henchmen and the gun jet pack enters the fray in the climax, it enters the realm of fantasy.

Lastly, the bad guys being so dumbfounded to not know the differences between KA and BD when Dave’s heroics where previously televised on every news channel. It fell into a little generic trapping there.

Rating: 7