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Kick-Ass

Published October 26, 2010

Kick-Ass

Film info

  • Title Kick-Ass
  • Director Matthew Vaughn
  • Year 2010
  • Run time 1hr 57m
  • Genres Crime, Action
  • Tagline Shut up. Kick ass.

Inspired by his love of comic books, high school student Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) decides to transform himself into a masked crime fighter - a decision that eventually thrusts the teenager into Internet stardom. Soon, Dave's antics inspire a wave of would-be heroes to don costumes and live out their superhero fantasies. Nicolas Cage, Cristopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz also star in this comic book adaptation from director Matthew Vaughn.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:45I can’t say I have ever really wanted to be a super-hero. Not really. I’d like to teleport places, but that’s more tech than super.
2:58It’s the Hot Tub Time Machine guy.
5:36I wish I ate more cereal. The boxes are always so interesting.
7:46I don’t think I have ever been in a comic book store!
7:59Did he just say centrifical?
11:06Surely it is crazy embarrassing to go to the cinema with your dad?
12:30Ah, Nicolas Cage. Somewhat creepy dad.
15:49Hey, come on, if Neo can’t do it first time, no one can!
18:08His crime fighting days didn’t last long.
18:59Loving the direction. Arty but not over the top like Snatch was.
24:22They might have overcooked him.
27:38Did he have to buy a whole new suit or did he patch up the old one?
30:05The problem is, if he doesn’t have the radar hearing of Superman, how does he know who’s the bad guy?
32:50It’s actual YouTube!
35:26All it takes is getting hit by a car and a gay rumour and you can get the girl.
36:39I don’t understand how he isn’t scared walking into places like that. It’s one thing to fall into trouble, quite another to go looking for it.
39:46She is awesome because she has purple hair.
41:05Although technically one hell of a murderer.
44:54He lives in one of those houses like on Ugly Betty.
47:53That is one twisted little girl.
51:19I like the 3D comic book effect.
55:49“We emailed him.” Best way to find a superhero.
57:26An Ugly Betty mention!
1:00:44The mist-mobile!
1:03:53A cape can’t be a good idea in a fire.
1:12:56I don’t mind him getting the girl because it’s anything if unconventional.
1:16:29That MUST be the Ugly Betty set.
1:18:35Superman never used GPS.
1:25:44The girl had better hurry up.
1:26:06“Or find out what happened on LOST.” Win!
1:27:49That’s clever because it looks just like a video game - first person shooter and all that.
1:30:07Beautiful.
1:35:59I’m surprised the guy has any henchmen left.
1:38:52I don’t even understand how that works, but it’s awesome.
1:42:09“I’m getting the bazooka.”
1:42:35Would you really start calling someone names if they were carrying a bazooka?
1:43:21Excellent choice of music.
1:47:13The bazooka!

Conclusions

I initially heard of this because Jonathan Ross was talking about his wife writing it, or writing the sequel or something. Then it caused quite the controversy. We checked out the trailer on iTunes, but it wasn’t really a trailer, it was just one scene. That was enough, though, and when we couldn’t decide what to watch, we plumped for this one.

For a little while, I was a bit concerned about the excess swearing, because I always feel there’s no need for language every three words. However, the longer the film went on, the more it seemed to fit, and I could just go with it. I loved just how unconventional the entire thing was, from the very simple premise, to the twists and turns, to the controversial aspects. The title is the only thing that bugs me, but the sequel is going to be worse!

Rating: 5 / 5

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