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June 12, 2018
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant parody of the superhero genre. Kick-Ass is a nerdy, violent and comedic rollercoaster which knocks spots off many more mainstream superhero flicks. Aaron Johnson plays the wimpy high school kid who dreams of righting wrongs and so pulls on a green balaclava and fails miserably to deal with the local crime boss played by Mark Strong. However, he has a secret...he is being assisted by a vigilante father and daughter team who have the skills and hardware to do the job. A fantastic, witty and action packed script by Jane Goldman and writer/director Michael Vaughn is brought to the screen with real flair and violent, irreverent fun. This movie is a genuine breath of fresh air in a rather tired, flabby and unremarkable comic book genre that is bound to become a cult classic.
½ June 1, 2018
I really wanted to like this movie, and for the most part I did, but everytime the 11 year old Hit Girl does the Kill Bill thing, it just didn't work for me.
May 9, 2018
I love this movie, so much action crossed with comedy. 10/10 for me and I hope they continue the franchise with a hit girl spin off or the third in the franchise. Highly recommended 5****
April 19, 2018
Really enjoyed this movie, it's a fun take on superheroes. The plot revolves around an ordinary teenager who sets out to become a real-life superhero. Along the way, he meets gangster and a father-daughter duo of kick-ass crime fighters, the portrayal of the 11-year-old vigilante Hit-Girl by ChloŽ Grace Moretz was totally mind-blowing, seeing her in action gives you a gleeful chuckle. It's ridiculous, full of action and a laughter ride.
½ April 10, 2018
provocative, smart and a delectable new take on the superhero genre. 'kick-ass' has a rare quality of both intellectual energy generated by caricaturing, and of conveying an impetuous (but never self-righteous) air of duty. an emphatic, motivational narrative that obliquely buttresses its incult, yet distinctive, point of view.
April 8, 2018
loved every single bloody violent minute of Kick-Ass! This movie is just fucking awesome!
April 3, 2018
I knew this would be great because Ebert hated it. Ebert is the most overrated couch potato of all time -- he gave a thumbs up to Transformers thereby proving he knows nothing at all about cinema and he said video games aren't art thereby proving he doesn't know anything about art.

This film will never appeal to males who watch superhero movies just to gain vicarious pleasure from fantasizing that they are muscular men with great power. The main character, Kick-Ass, is a skinny nerd with no super powers or even martial arts training, and he gets upstaged by a little girl. He also gets stabbed in the gut and run over by a car whilst trying to be a costumed hero.

This movie is a satirical superhero story that really draws its inspiration from the ridiculous idea that Batman would bring a child (Robin) into the deadly, dangerous world of vigilantism, as well as the ridiculousness of being a costumed vigilante without any super powers. While Chris Nolan took the idea of a non-super-powered man in a silly costume playing vigilante and made some deadly-serious, utterly humorless movies out of that idea, this movie plays up the sheer absurdity of it all and revels in not taking it all seriously.
March 29, 2018
The story is no different than any other regular superhero movie but Kick-Ass takes it to a whole new level with its visuals, stylishly violent action sequences, dellightful performances and dark humour. All from the twisted mind of Matthew Vaughn. We need more R-rated comic book movies like this and Watchmen.
½ March 18, 2018
Kick-Ass is a very fun action comedy that was better than I expected it to be. I thought it would just be a bunch of jokes and action scenes with no story, but I was very wrong. The movie does include lots of jokes and action scenes while it also has a great villain and some very strong performances. Especially Aaron Johnson, Mark Strong and Nicolas Cage who all give amazing performances. If you don't like seeing blood or violence than definitely stay away from this movie, but if violence is fine with you then do yourself a favor and see this movie. It's a very fun time with funny jokes, bloody action scenes, a great villain and also includes an outstanding cast who are all super bad ass in this movie. My only issue is that there is an action scene towards the end that shines a very bright light that without looking away from the screen caused my eyes to hurt. Besides that Kick-Ass is another great movie from one of my favorite directors of all time, Matthew Vaughn. A must watch action comedy that is super fun and super Kick-Ass (sorry I had to.)
½ March 2, 2018
not as good as kingsman
January 13, 2018
we all wanna be a superhero..


Matthew Vaughn invests soul into it and keeps the reel flowing as much as he can and there is a genuine plot in it too but unfortunately not enough reasons.
December 30, 2017
Kick-ass is a movie I wanted to love but couldn't even get myself to like it.The stupidity and the goofiness just did not work for me.
December 21, 2017
Juvenile but silly fun.
December 15, 2017
One of those few movies that gets better every time I watch it. Great thought-provoking comedy.
November 17, 2017
This is still the best film I love so much. KICK-ASS was a film that started Matthew Vaughn film career with comic book films and this one is such a classic with stylish action and colourful characters that you will love right away plus is very funny and awesome. That's how Kingsman was made from this and some of the ideas they got from this film to in Kingsman. But overall what a film and I will always love no matter what and is still better then the second film still. Well done Matthew Vaughn you still made one of the best comic book films of all time and I FUCKING LOVE IT TO DEATH. Good job my man.
November 2, 2017
Nicolas Cage's insane performance is probably my only critique. Watch it
November 2, 2017
As a movie abaut a super hero in real life, this movie betrays its concept really quickly, but as an origin for one more fantastic super heroe, this movie successes on several levels, with one of the best roles of Nicolas Cage in years on an arc that shows a very peculiar but still charmin relationship with Chloe Grace Moretz, hit girl. Sadly even though the hero journey with kick ass is well constructed, it lose force because of the cliche teenager BS in wich this movie lose a lot of its time. Finally i only have to said, although this movie is entertaining is really far from been perfect.
October 29, 2017
Epic movie, great actors, great director and i really like the violance.
October 28, 2017
Creative, Cute and moving. Little Girl POWER.
½ October 26, 2017
Awesome R rated superhero in real life movie between Deadpool meet Spider-man. its was totally too much many violence scenes in this movie but Im okay with that movie
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