When I was growing up, like any young boy, I had many fantasies and daydreams (some of which are probably not suitable to talk about here). One of those fantasies was to end up like my greatest role model, someone who enforces justice, puts the bad guys behind bars and does it all in a nifty suit.
That person?… Columbo
I also wanted to be a Super Hero.
So, how come no one’s ever tried to be a Super Hero?
Enter Kick Ass.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn and based on a comic book series written by Mark Millar, Kick-Ass tells the story of Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a floppy haired high school teenager who spends most of his time being ignored by girls and masturbating to the tribes women of National Geographic. After being mugged, Dave decides to become a real life super hero, albeit one problem… he has no super powers. Way over his head, Kick-Ass inspires two other vigilantes, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) & Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and soon finds himself caught up in an increasingly violent blood feud with mob boss Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong).
The film was everything I wanted, funny, gory and very well cast.
Chris Hewitt from Empire Magazine says:
“A ridiculously entertaining, perfectly paced, ultra-violent cinematic rush that kicks the places other movies struggle to reach.”
To be honest, I find it hard to disagree!
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