Friday, October 22, 2010

Kick-Ass (2010) - MOVIE REVIEW

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mark Strong, Nicholas Cage

Pretty sure co-writers Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman wrote this while high on something and simply poured their streams of consciousness onto a laptop at the local starbucks.

What the hell am I talking about?

So this kid, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), decides to become a super-hero to fight crime because he is dumbfounded that there has been none in real life. With a name like Kick-Ass, I'm sure everyone assumes it's going to be some crappy comedy. Crappy? Yes. Comedy? Sort of.

What absolutely killed this movie was how disjointed the story and writing was. It was a little funny, then it got a little dramatic, then slightly love story for just a second, then gorey Tarantino-inspired action movie (which had some pretty cool shoot em up scenes). This is the perfect example of how NOT to mix genres in a movie.

Just writing about this movie is pissing me off actually so I'm going to keep it short.

Villain, Frank D'Amico (played by Mark Strong) was a pretty vicious bad guy. Not crazy, just cold and calculating. Not a bad effort. Nicholas Cage (playing the hero "Big Daddy") put in another fairly ordinary performance as expected but Hit-Girl (Moretz) was actually pretty cool. She was pretty funny but she was also the centre of all the Tarantino-esque action sequences which were actually brilliant at times. All two of my stars go to Moretz and the action scenes in this movie.

Nobody else deserved anything.

Check out the trailer.

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