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That girl in the picture is not Kick-Ass. That's Hit Girl. But she kicked more ass than Kick-Ass.

Again, this is one of those films that exceeds expectations. Because I was expecting this to be a comedy. Well, it's not a comedy. There were some funny situations, sure, but it's not a comedy. And therein lies the beauty of it.

But the beauty doesn't stop there. The fight scenes were sweet. Better than The Matrix. At least in my opinion. But I'm not dissing The Matrix. I love The Matrix. But this movie kicks ass more. Or this movie kicks more ass. Whatever.

So Nicolas Cage may be the only A-list star here. But there are a lot of familiar faces, like Superbad's McLovin, a really small role by Band of Brothers' Dexter Fletcher, and that guy who played Jackie Aprile in The Sopranos, and a cameo from Jason Flemyng. Plus there are some of Hollywood's up-and-coming faces, particularly Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl (although I liked her more as Hit Girl, probably because of the wig), and Aaron Johnson, Mr. Kick-Ass himself.

So again, before watching this, be warned: This. Is. Not. A. Comedy. In fact, I don't even know how to classify this. It's funny is some parts, action-packed in a lot of parts, bloodier than Kill Bill, as dark (if not darker) than The Dark Knight, and has better fight scenes than The Matrix. And it tackles subject matter that goes deeper than it actually looks.

*some info from IMDb
pic from blogs.smh.com.au

Kick-Ass. USA. 2010.

Original rating: Eight out of ten.
Mention of "Filipino" and balisong screen time: Plus point five.
Bloodiest fight scenes so far: Plus point one.
Comic book sequence: Plus point one.
Final rating: Eight point seven out of ten.


Scott said...

Kick-Ass was really great. A hugely entertaining film to see in a packed theater. I can't wait to see it again.

Also, Hit-Girl was awesome. I think Chloe Grace Moretz is going to be a big star!


I agree, Kick-Ass was well made. Apparently, director Matthew Vaughn has already been tapped to do an X-Men Origins movie.

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