Kick-Ass (2010) Review
A teenager who is a massive comic book fan one day decides that he will become a superhero, despite having no special powers or training. He decides people need protecting and that Kick-Ass (Johnson) can over that protection!
He becomes an internet sensation when he is filmed helping people and fighting the “bad guys” around the streets. Although everything is not as simple as it first seems when he finds out he is not the only superhero around. Big Daddy (Cage) and Hit-Girl (Moretz) a father and daughter who have their own personal reasons for being superheros. But can they be trusted by Kick-Ass and can he trust them?
Frank D’Amico (Strong) pretty much rules the streets and has things his way, but as he sees it Kick-Ass is spoiling his party and everything is not working out the way he would like it too. No-one seems to be able to catch Kick-Ass. That is until his son Chris (Plasse) decides that the way to gain his trust would be to also become a superhero and we are then introduced to Red Mist.
I have to admit that I was extremely surprised at how much I enjoyed this film and how good it was. I wasn’t really expecting much from it but it all really is such a good idea. As I am sure loads of comic book geeks have always dreamed of becoming a superhero and this is a possibility of what might happen to them. It is action packed from start to finish and just keeps getting better throughout. Although you do have to be comfortable with a young girl using some very strong language which I actually found such a brilliant touch. Just to show she is not as quite as it first appears.
We do have some quite deep stories to why Big Daddy and Hit-Girl have been superheros and what they are trying to avenge. Which really did add something else to the film. Without those two characters it would have been a little flat. I have to also admit that it is the best role I have seen Nicolas Cage in for years! He really managed to pull it off in such a good way. The standard out performance really does have to be from Chloe Grace Moretz who really was just brilliant from start to finish. I love Mark Strong in the bad guy role as he has done it a few times now and does not disappoint.
This is a film I could easily see myself watching over and over again. It really did Kick-Ass!