Posted on 7/07/11 04:52 PM
In the world of movies, this one has it all...action, violence, drama, comedy, and romance...and all of it is AWESOME! However, if this was a real world scenario...one would say that the relationship between Damon Macready/Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and his daughter, Mindy Macready/Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz), was quite disturbing. A father who teaches his 11ish year old daughter how to kill and enjoy it...yes, this is disturbing. BUT, we are going to stay in the realm of the movie and call their relationship quite loving, endearing and powerful.
I love the idea behind this movie...powerless superhero's fighting crime. Aaron Johnson does a great job playing Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass. As a matter of fact, the whole cast was on point, except for Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Chris D'Amico/Red Mist). I suppose Chris is trying to break into a more serious role but for me, it doesn't work. He would have been better off as one of Dave's dorky friends. I suppose that is what I'm used to seeing him as. That's my only minor complaint about the movie. Other than that...it really was a kick-ass movie!
Now back to Chloe Moretz...I must agree with most of the other critics...she does steal the show. I found myself looking forward to her action packed scenes. Initially, it was a shocker when she actually killed someone. But, I quickly got used to her level of violence and found it quite refreshing. It's a real change of pace from those boring car chase scenes I have to sit through in other action movies...they're so BLAH!
As for Nicholas Cage, he only had a few scenes in the movie but he surely fit his part well. I'm not a Nicholas Cage fan but I will say that he was perfect for the role of Big Daddy. Kudos to Nick! Oh, and his hair actually suited him in this one...no dyed black hair and he didn't have that, "I walked through a wind tunnel" look. YAY! He actually looked like a dorky dad w/ a slight case of crazy.
THIS IS A MUST SEE! If you have no plans this weekend then make plans to see Kick-Ass. Warning...it is rated R for a reason. This is definitely not a movie you want to take the little ones to go see. There's SEX, VIOLENCE, and a few used Kleenex's (if you get my drift).