Monday, April 19, 2010
Kick-Ass the Movie Review
Kick-Ass directed by Matthew Vaughn, proves to be an interesting movie. Highly anticipated, and yet did not fail to deliver action, character depth and a moral behind the story.
I've not enjoyed a movie this much, and Kick-Ass certainly plays with your emotions, making you really feel for the characters in the movie. There are lots of ups and downs, and the action is pretty graphic and brutal, yet it is humorous with sort of a comic book feel. (Yeah, superheroes)
The story focuses on Dave Lizewski, your average teenage kid, whose obsession with comic books inspires him to create his very own superhero, Kick-Ass, despite his lack of superpowers. What he makes up for is passion and heart.
Dave's attempt to be a vigilante crime failed initially but he did not give up, and his tenacity and "never give up" attitude propelled him into stardom when he saved a man on the streets and got recorded and placed up on YouTube.
Chloe Moretz then enters and steals the show as Hit-girl -- with her incredible skills and boldness. Christopher Mintz-Plasse is Red-Mist and is the son of a crime lord, and though his part was not that big in the movie, his character is interesting, sort of like the Green Goblin / Spiderman kind of way.
The soundtrack is fantastic, and it compliments the movie well. I especially love the scene when Kick-Ass sprays the room full of bullets. You've gotta watch it, and I'm not going to say more.
The movie is indeed a lot darker than the trailers, and be prepared for gore, humor and a mix of emotions as you go through the 2 hours worth of action and adventure.
This is a must watch. 9.5 / 10
-- Robin Low