Kick-Ass was one of my most anticipated movies of the year, I couldn’t wait to see it. My expectations were through the roof on this film! I was hoping for so much goodness to come from this film, but there was a lingering fear that maybe the movie might suck, the doubt was placed in my mind by bad reviews. But, the people that wrote those reviews obviously didn’t have a sense of humor, or saw the fun in the story that was presented to them, because Kick-Ass was absolutely incredible! The film blew me to pieces, and ended up exceeding my already ridiculously high expectations.
I had an amazingly fun time watching this movie, and so did the audience. People were cheering, clapping, laughing, and even jumping up and down in their seats. Seriously, if you would have walked in the theater you would have seen a bunch of people acting like monkeys. The movie delivered on all levels of awesomeness. I was a fan of the comic book before I saw the film, so I pretty much knew what was going to happen, but it brought me an incredible amount of happiness and joy watching the story unfold on the big screen, watching these fantastic characters brought to life, and then to see the massive amounts of humor and violence blowing up in your face was fantastic. Not only is the film action-packed, but there is a heart and soul behind it, there are some nice little dramatic moments in the story that gave the story even more weight, and they didn't come off as being cheesy.
The film had these great little touches of detail that helped the movie become one of the best comic book films that’s ever been made. This mostly comes from the characters in the story, and their unique mannerisms. Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass was fantastic; the guy played the ultimate superhero geek. I loved that he was just a normal guy who wanted to help make the world a better place by becoming a superhero. The guy learns the hard way about what it takes to actually be a superhero by trail of fire and pain. Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl stole the freakin movie! She is and will be everyone’s favorite character; I imagine there are going to be a lot of girls dressed up as Hit Girl this next Halloween. She was incredible as the most violent and vulgar character in the movie, she also had the best Kick-Assing scenes in the film, Moretz is going to be a big star. Then there was Nicholas Cage as Big Daddy… holy crap, he was amazing in this role! I’m not the biggest Nic Cage fan but damn, he was perfect for Big Daddy! The character he plays is a Batman knock-off, and they play with that in the movie. They know it’s a Batman knock-off, and the story tellers use it to their advantage. I don’t want to give anything away because it was a very nice surprise for me, but there is an aspect of Big Daddy that takes the character to a whole new level of supreme awesomeness. You’ll know it when you hear it.
Kick-Ass definitely will be in my top 10 favorite movies of the year. Director Matthew Vaughn delivered a superhero film that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. I promise you that you are going to enjoy the hell out of this movie. I think every geek can relate to the characters in this film, and maybe that’s why I enjoyed it so much, because I saw a little bit of myself in it, only I didn’t get the hell beat out of me.
I highly recommend you go out and watch this movie, this was a story created by geeks for geeks. You wont be disappointed.
If you’ve already seen it what did ya think!?