KICK-ASS Movie Review + MIKA vs REDONE “Kick Ass (We Are Young) ” MP3

Kick-Ass Comic book adaptation to film seems to be a hot comodity. Ever since the first X-Men movie came out movie houses have been trying to buy up every comic book franchise. But Kick-Ass did not get that same treatment. Writer Mark Millar (also writer of Wanted and Ultimate Avengers) had a hard time producing Kick-Ass. Studios did not want to touch Kick-Ass. This was no super hero story of mutants with powers, no high tech gizmos, no God-like characters. This was not your ordinary comic super hero story.

This was a story of a quirky and dorky kid named Dave Lizewski (performed by Aaron Johnson) who was far from being cool and not to extremely nerdy.  He had friends his teen sexual fantasies and a lot of imagination.  He kind of reminded me of myself in some ways.  But one typical day he wondered why the world had no “super heroes” while hanging out at Atomic Comics.  Coincidentally on the way back home he and his friend get mugged by your typical street hoodlums.  This sparked the inspiration for him to find more meaning in his life, to become the super hero named KICK-ASS!

Thus, the story begins and the quirky teen comedy slowly turns into something much more grand.  It becomes much more dramatic and “serious” at moments. The transition in the movie flowed quite smoothly unlike other Hollywood movies that have recently come out (ahem Alice In Wonderland and Clash of The Titans). And from that transition other characters were introduced such as his love interest Katie Deauxma (played by Lyndsy Fonseca) and other super heroes Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and the most amazing character ever and fine example for empowering girls AND women Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz from every hipsters favorite movie (500) Days of Summer).  The story tacks on segments effortlessly as the movie progresses.  The Kick-Ass world expands and you realize it’s much bigger than the isolated high school teen comedy.

Now, don’t listen to critics such as Roger Ebert who gave movies like 2012 three.five stars.  Yes, there is violence and sexual content.  Yes, there are moments that just may seem as an over exaggerated attempt to make the viewer either turn away, have their stomach twist or just laugh.  There is a reason they rated this movie a R.  This was adapted from a comic book you have to remember and in film it completely brings the characters to life.  From Kick-Ass’ hormones to Big Daddy and Hit Girl masquerading around town as two bad ass super heroes.  And when I say bad ass?  I mean BAD ASS.  Hit Girl’s action scenes alone in this movie shines like no other action scenes have in the last decade.  Sorry Sly, Arnold, Jet, Statham and company but you guys have been shoved over by an 11 year old girl.  Taking elements from video game action, her scenes are completely out of this world.  The choreography and directing makes The Matrix and Kill Bill look like child’s play.  Chloë Grace Moretz was the perfect Hit Girl.  And I am no fan of Nicolas Cage but wow, did he pull a Big Daddy out of nowhere.  Out of his usual persona he played his obsessive character to sweet perfection.  McLovin’ wasn’t so bad himself as well.

I haven’t given too much of the plot away because you just need to see his comic book come to life in person.  It’s full of comedic relief, serious drama when needed and brilliant action scenes.

Trailer:

MP3: “Kick Ass (We Are Young)
Website: http://www.kickass-themovie.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/kickassmovie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kickass
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lionsgatemovies
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250777

6 Responses to “KICK-ASS Movie Review + MIKA vs REDONE “Kick Ass (We Are Young) ” MP3”


  1. 1 Nitro Force April 16, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I didn’t like it. It had some great action scenes and the crass humor. But I didn’t care about the characters at all and had no emotional investment in anything.

  2. 2 twentysevenviews April 17, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Hey, though I don’t agree I respect the opinion. And I can’t say I had “emotional investment” in the characters I do feel the connection between Big Daddy and Hit Girl were pretty strong and actually felt sorry for Kick-Ass at times.

  3. 3 Henry April 19, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Nitro Force your fucking crazy this movie kicked ass I can’t wait for the sequel for both the movie and comic Id recommend it to anyone who likes good movies

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