Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Kick-Ass (2010)

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Evan Peters, Christopher Mintz-
Plasse, Mark Strong, Clark Duke

Using his love for comics as inspiration, teenager Dave Lizewski decides to reinvent himself as a superhero, despite a complete lack of special powers. Dave dons a costume, dubs himself "Kick-Ass," and gets to work fighting crime. He joins forces with the father/daughter vigilante team of Big Daddy and Hit Girl, then befriends another fledgling crime-fighter called Red Mist, but a scheming mobster soon puts their alliance to the test.

This movie is based on a comic book with the same name, so this is just a review of the movie and not the comic book.

This is not a bad movie. It is just made for a certain age group. If you are a male teen or a male in your early 20's, college age, then this is a movie for you. It can be enjoyed by others, but this is just the target market group for this movie. You are dealing with problems of a young high school male. You remember friends, girls, being popular and not getting beat up. Okay, it is the more nerdy guys in high school.

For this movie to be marketed toward teenagers, The end of the movie has a lot of violence in it, but I guess that is common for movies. I mean, just look at all of the violence that is in video games. They are filled with shooting and gutting bodies, so movies that are made for that age will be filled with the same. Those scenes of violence are pretty incredible to see. I mean, they are ones that are mainly in action movies, but this is a comic movie for kids. You just would not expect the blood and the violence. I did not complain about that at all.

The story for the movie was good. A teen gets tired of seeing crime going on, and he gets pick on by bullies and street kids. He takes it upon himself to do something about, but he just does not know that they are other kids that are doing the same thing. This is the dream of so many geeky and nerdy kids. They want revenge, so this movie gets them that in an odd way.

The superhero customs for the movie were pretty good. They did not look perfect at all, but they still should have looked worse than they did. They still did not look like they made those costumes. Those kids cannot even sew that well. The costumes did look like they were drawn in the comic book.

The cast is what bothered me the most about this movie. I think it had one of the worst cast that I have seen. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is not a bad actor. He is showing promise. Even in this movie, he was pretty good in it. Nicolas Cage was one of the oddest choices for this movie. It is not a movie that you would think to see him in. Chloë Grace Moretz was young in this movie, but she was not as annoying as she normally is. She had her face partly covered up to make it easier to deal with. Evan Peters always had an odd or confused look on his face. I do not see the popularity of him at all. Well, he has American Horror Story to always lean on. Christopher Mintz-Plasse needs to completely go away. I do not understand why he is used as much as he is. He sucked in this movie as he does in other movies. What can I say about Clark Duke? He is another that needs to go. A cast would have made this movie better.
This is one of those movies that I do not hate, but I do not love it either. It is just one of those odd movies with mixed feeling. It is worth watching, but I am just not sure, if it is a rewatcher though. It will be for some of you though. Enjoy.

Kick-Ass (2010) Trailer

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