The movie has good action and some funny scenes, helped by Matthew Vaughn's undeniable flair and style, but Kick Ass fell flat for me at points. That being said, it's hugely enjoyable, with great performances from Nicolas Cage and the young Chloe Grace Moretz, as well as Mark Strong as the villain.
Dave Lizewski is a geeky high schooler who's tired of his mundane routine of being ignored at school, his almost nonexistent relationship with his father and being a constant victim of bullying. Bored with his life, Dave decides to follow the example of his comic books and become a real life superhero, but this na´ve attitude will lead Dave into trouble as the comic book world is not as violent and cruel as reality.
"Kick Ass" counts with solid acting with Nicholas Cage and ChloŰ Grace Moretz being the standouts, extremely juvenile comedy that at times is actually funny, the violence is well used as it is either used to surprise the audience or to get a laugh out of you (as a good exploitation film it doesn't overstays it welcome and it doesn't go to eye rolling level), Vaughn┤s direction is on point as he manages to achieve a perfect balance in this exploitative film, a story that┤s ridiculous but is amusing to watch, a solid score, a right amount of references (sure, at times it goes it is excessive referencing but it mostly it works), a well written script that has a handful of surprises, and it perfectly mocks the superhero mania of the MCU (using Raimi┤s "Spider Man" as the basis).
"Kick-Ass" is a well-made mixture of satire, superhero and exploitation. It is funny, at times hilarious, memorable, it doesn't overstays its welcome and it knows exactly what it is as it doesn't try to be smarter than it is. Undeniably Matthew Vaughn┤s greatest film and a most see for every fan of the superhero genre.
It's a cool example of how enjoyable people would feel about the movie.
It did have nicolas cage in the movie but wasn't bad in this one.
I Think Chloe Grace Mortez was a brilliant masterpiece.