Monday, April 26, 2010
Kick-Ass: Kicks Ass
"Capes rock," says one character in this hysterically funny, near-perfect movie about a faux superhero in a not-so-rocking slime green wet suit. And matching mask.
"Kick-Ass" is what you get when you cross "Revenge of the Nerds" with "Goodfellas." It's a coming-of-age flick, a comic book come to life, and a spoof on wiseguys run amok. It is what it is and does what it does very well. But that doesn't mean this flick is for everyone.
Nicholas Cage is hysterical as Big Daddy, a geeky comic book designer by day and an avenger of evil by night. His daughter, Hit Girl, (Chloe Grace Moretz) threatens to steal the show.
But this is Kick-Ass's movie, staring Aaron Johnson as the superhero wanna-be. We're always by his side as he struggles and stumbles through the slings and arrows of high school life.
Some critics have squawked at all the blood and gore in 'K-A.". Hey guys, lost your sense of humor? "Kick-Ass" is a spoof. Save your tsk tsks for real mob movies that glorify violence.