Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I can't fly... but I can KICK your ASS.

(my first movie review)

Imagine living in a world full of real life superheroes, roaming the streets wearing costumes fighting crime. That is what I visualize and what I really love watched the 2010 action hit movie "Kick-Ass". It's got real and total gut-busting action that will literally blow you away. It is based on the comic book of the same name created by Mark Millar about a teen who became a real life crime-fighter. Now this film had hit the box office charts with its blockbusting action and special effects, an all-star cast that includes the famous Nicholas Cage, which in my opinion, is his best role yet. The movie had scored a whopping $106 million in the box office as well as many awards.

Kick Ass/Dave Lizewski
The story is about young and savvy comic geek Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) who wondered why there are no real life crime-fighting superheroes around, so he decided to become a costumed crime-fighting maverick named Kick-Ass. After defending a defenseless guy, Kick-Ass became an Internet sensation and his career of fighting crime became very known to New York. While being a superhero, he met crime-fighting father-daughter duo Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and Hit Girl (ChloĆ« Moretz). For those who don't know about them, Big Daddy (real identity: Damon Macready) was a former police officer who was framed for being a drug dealer, that affected his reputation and his whole life. His redemption became Hit Girl (real identity: Mindy Macready), whom Big Daddy trained with deadly weaponry and lethal martial arts.

Hit Girl/Mindy Macready
If you think that the mafia gangster age was over, well not for ruthless Italian-American mafia man Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong). D'Amico was the image of the "modern gangster" who committed many crimes in New York in incognito. Big Daddy wanted to have revenge on D'Amico for framing him and for ruining his life. Realizing that Kick-Ass is starting to mess with D'Amico's operation, he made any means to get rid of him. So he had to enlist his son, Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who wanted to follow his dad's footsteps in the mafia business, to get rid of Kick-Ass after he was convinced of his son's plan. So Chris disguised himself as the super vigilante Red Mist to befriend Kick-Ass and to lure him to his dad's trap. The real action starts to get fired up when Kick-Ass flying in the air to save Hit Girl from an untimely death.

The movie is filled is blockbuster action that will make you knock your socks off when you hear a sonic boom in the sound effects, as well as the down-to-earth story about a boy who wanted to become a hero. The all-star cast made the whole of the film a vibrant mix of total adventure plus action with a little dash of comedic antics performed by Johnson, Moretz, and Cage. Despite its promising popularity in the box office, the movie was rated R even though it is a very exciting movie. Hmmp... stupid critics! Furthermore, it became criticized because of its display of too much blood and violence throughout the film, especially of Moretz's performance as Hit Girl when she performs with deadly weapons, lethal fighting styles, and especially saying too much bad words in the film. Moretz was about 11 during the shooting of the film. Audiences were very appalled of Moretz's actions in the film because of her bad girl image as Hit Girl, even I was very shocked to see an 11-year-old doing too much violence and saying too much 'F' in a rated R film.

Nevetheless, the movie was still a blockbusting maverick that shook the mainstream film industry to its core. Henceforth, it's a film that blows people away with block busting action and top-of-the-line tales.

For my rating of this film, I give it a total 10 out of 10 for being an awesome and fantastic superfilm that will rip the fabric of mainstream film media. As for me, I now become more ecstatic and excited of the new Kick-Ass sequel that is set to be shown in 2012. I really can't contain the excitement of the new Kick-Ass. It was difficult at first for me to find a DVD of Kick-Ass that it becomes very rare in the market. But nonetheless, Kick-Ass is really a film that will take you to the guzzling action that will get you to the edge of your seat.

To end this review, I will now a quote something from the movie...

"As the great man would say, wait 'till they get a load of me..." - Red Mist/Chris D'Amico

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