Kick-Ass Review – Wildly Entertaining

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.

Wild Ride
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.

5 Responses to "Kick-Ass Review – Wildly Entertaining"

  1. The Mahatma   April 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

    whoa.. it is rated R.. I thought it’d be a kids movie because of Chloe.. guess she is not a little girl anymore..

    In Alberta, CA it is rated 18 and rest of canada as 13+
    Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Denmark:15 | USA:R (certificate #45914) | Australia:MA | UK:15 | Ireland:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Finland:K-15 | Norway:15 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Germany:16 | Canada:13+ Responds:

    Kick-Ass is a Lovely Movie. We thoroughly enjoyed it. 🙂

    Everyone in the theater seemed to be having a jolly good time. Or maybe it was the effect of the late-night show (started at 10:14PM).

    We can’t recommend it strongly enough.

    Doubt it released in India.

    BTW, Young Chloe is way better than once-young Dakota Fanning in our not-so-humble opinion.

    • The Mahatma   April 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm

      The younger(Elle) Fanning was brilliant (infinitely better than many grown up Indian actresses – I’d say better than Darsheel Safary too, but she had a more professional director) in you can probably watch 1/2 hour of the movie to see her acting.. the second half of that movie was a damp squib..

      I couldn’t even sit to the end (rest of the family watched the full movie).

      I was even thinking that Elle was more kid-like rather than precocious(bordering on obnoxious) like her sister. Responds:

      Looking at Elle Fanning’s filmography on Wiki, we know we’ve seen her in a couple of movies (Benjamin Button, Babel) but can’t remember her character.

  2. iamsumu   April 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Have you read the original comic? That my friend is the source for the on screen fireworks.

    Mark Millar the comic creator is a genius for a new take on this genre.

    You should remove the reference to [deleted] or add a spoiler alert. 🙂 Responds:

    1. No, haven’t read the original comic.

    Will see if we can get hold of it in our local library.

    2. You write: You should remove the reference to [deleted] or add a spoiler alert

    Removed the reference to you know what.

    BTW, did you watch the movie or plan to? Must surely be playing in your area too.

  3. iamsumu   April 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I’ve been waiting to watch this film since I read the comic 4 months back 😀

    Your review confirmed it!!

    In case you don’t get the comic in store, there are online versions of it ……

    Surprising that Mark Strong is there in every big movie these days, Sherlock Holmes, Kick Ass, Robin Hood…. Very underrated actor, he was excellent in the forgettable Body of Lies. Responds:

    You write: Surprising that Mark Strong is there in every big movie these days

    Not just Mark Strong, every single actor in Kick-Ass was good.

  4. rakeshbaba   April 24, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Today very excited about the audio release of raavan because of mani and rahman combo,forget ash-abhi and be ready for special music from mani and rahman Responds:

    You write: Today very excited about the audio release of raavan

    Tumba hype nimma deshadalli (too much hype in your country).

    One would think that another tape of ‘Swami’ Nithyananda had surfaced. 😉

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