Boy, oh boy, what a movie.
Folks, Kick-Ass, which debuts in theaters across the U.S. Friday, is an absolutely delightful superhero film.
In a 100-years million years, the monkeys in Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood et al can’t dream of making such an entertaining movie.
A high octane film bursting with energy, Kick-Ass accelerates from the get-go and never slows down.
Not for one minute does the action, or for that matter the fun, stop.
Great dialogs adds to the overall entertainment quotient.
We went for the 10PM special show at a theater on the East Coast and going by their vocal reaction the folks in the hall thoroughly enjoyed the film.
Based on a popular comic book, Kick-Ass starts off on a comic note before moving full throttle into full action mode.
Three Stories = Infinite Entertainment
Three inter-related stories come together to deliver a powerful adrenalin jolt.
We see a geeky looking high-school kid and superhero wannabe Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) lamenting his sorry fate of being completely invisible to girls.
Alas, all he can really do is jerk off in his room fantasizing over his English teacher’s massive tits.
Utterly ignored by the girls and mercilessly bullied by the boys, Dave resolves to take the plunge into the superhero world with the moniker Kick-Ass setting the stage for some riotously hilarious moments. But before you know it, Kick-Ass has become a superhero in the eyes of the public, with his popularity skyrocketing on the Internet.
In the second story, we see Damon Macready a.k.a Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) with his young daughter Mindy a.k.a Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz).
Robbed of a childhood and deprived of a mother because of a ruthless crime figure, pint-sized Hit Girl knows her way very well around the guns and the knives. And she doesn’t hesitate to use them to dispatch the bad guys
Guys, we’ve got to tell you this. The chemistry between the veteran Nicolas Cage and the young Chloë Grace Moretz is nothing short of amazing.
Finally, there’s the big-time drug smuggler Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong) and his kid Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).
Frank’s got a big problem with his shipments and his men are dropping dead like flies.
Now, before you can say Kick-Ass, the three stories neatly converge and culminate in a violent crescendo that can only leave you mouth agape. What a mastery of screenplay.
Schmucks, say what you will but Hollywood’s hottest little girl Chloë Grace Moretz packs more acting skills than all of Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood et al.
No sir, we’re not exaggerating.
You’ve got to see the verve and panache and elan with which the girl handles her role, particularly the action scenes in the last 20-minutes.
Amazing is an understatement.
Be warned though that Kick-Ass packs lots of violence and plenty of profanity, some of it coming out of the mouth of an young girl. Here’s an example:
OK, you cunts, let’s see what you can do now.
Schmucks, we strongly recommend Kick-Ass.
If you live in the U.S., the movie should surely be running in a theater near you.
Go for it.