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Kick-Ass Review

I know that this review is coming very late seeing as how this film came out mid-April, but this movie was the perfect way to kick off the summer and lets face it, it must be written.

Kick-Ass is by far one of the best movies of the year. The trailers that were shown made me question whether or not this movie was going to be any good. I took a risk and said screw it I’m going to watch Kick-Ass and I’m glad I did!

The story revolves around a teenager named Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) who is pretty much a nerd who loves comic books (I can relate). He along with his friends ask the question can anyone just become a super hero? Dave decides to make this matter a reality by becoming a super-hero, without a name (he gains the name Kick-Ass down the line). His first outing as a super hero doesn’t go to well like many others (i.e. Batman, Spiderman). However this movies also goes to show just how real things truly become within the world of crime-fighting. I do not wish to spoil this movie for others but I will say that this movie although is somewhat of a comedy, also gets real to the point where you think OMG DID THAT JUST HAPPEN!?!? Kick-Ass becomes an internet sensation overnight after his antics were recorded posted on Youtube. He is later joined by two other veteran heroes, Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her dad Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage). Together they help one and other to fight crime against the big baddy Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong) and his son Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plassse aka McLovin).

The action sequences within the movie are phenomenal, I found this much more enjoyable than Avatar (great film btw). And believe me when I say this, be very afraid of 13 year old girls (i.e. Hit-Girl)…nuff said. The choreography and set pieces really come together to deliver jaw-dropping action sequences. Just take a look at the scene involving Hit-Girl  using night vision goggles to dispatch many thugs…

The cast does an amazing job of conveying these characters being both funny and heartfelt. There is a certain attachment towards these characters that you develop through the course of the movie, which I am glad that they do since some other films don’t do it. I believe a great movie comes together when you are able to personally relate to the characters. You will laugh at them and their silliness, but also feel that great emotion that gets put out during those emotional scenes and there are a few. Nicholas Cage must be given praise for his performance in the film! Some of these characters are costumed and it truly does make you believe that all things are possible. (Note: Please do not order a yellow spandex suit and call yourself  Super-Boy and run around the streets trying to fight crime. The first 15 min may make you re-think that decision!). But do remember that all things are possible!

This movie truly does Kick-Ass and its a great way to kick off your summer!

Rating: 5/5

P.S. I will also be looking for a Kick-Ass Blu-Ray to add to my collection!!!

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