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Kick Ass: Movie Review

When we first saw "Kick Ass" at the malls, we thought it was a cheap-skate parody film. Now that is a bad start because we do think that parody films should equate to avoiding it like the plague. And why? Because we all know from experience that parody films are a waste of time and money - well, do we really need to expound further on this? After doing some little research, "Kick Ass" is beyond a parody film and is actually a real comic book. That shows that we are not comic book fans at all. With that, we will ignore the cheesy and cheap-looking posters of "Kick Ass" and will actually see if this is worth a second look. Read on to find out our verdict.

Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) is your average teen struggling to get through life. What differs though is that Dave, instead of just dreaming of becoming a superhero, decides to actually do it. He orders scuba gear on the internet and creates his own costume and the superhero Kick Ass is born. His first mission though is a failure as he gets stabbed and hit by a car. Dave amazingly survives the ordeal and finds out that a major part of his body has been replaced by metal parts making him stronger and less vulnerable to pain. Kick Ass is shot to fame when a viral video of his is posted on the internet. In one of his missions, Kick Ass meets Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz), vigilantes like him but with all the expertise. Kick Ass gets into trouble when crime boss Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong) blames Kick Ass for all the men he is losing out on the street. He is now out to kill Kick Ass without mercy.

"Kick Ass" delivers an ass-kicking of a time from start to finish although we think this would not sell to a greater extent of the population. So what is the big problem with "Kick Ass"? It is not the story definitely. While we feel it was too common of a story, it was not half bad at all. The acting was pretty awesome as well (especially for Chloë Grace Moretz) ) although we thought the Big Daddy persona of Nicolas Cage needed some polishing up. Ironically, the thing that nailed the coffin for "Kick Ass" is the balls-out action. Guys will definitely love the film with the violence, gore and machismo dialogue scattered all over but every other person around the cinema will see this as just plain irresponsible (made even worse by a little girl doing all of it at the same time). "Kick Ass" will bring you laughs and action in one package but it will also bring much, much more horror to your faces. We recommend this to the boys but no one else.

Rating: 3 reels





Why you should watch it:
- "Kick Ass" really kicks ass with all the gore and violence

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- we see more people avoiding the film because of its mature reputation
- some might feel the movie is way too long


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