Thursday, 8 April 2010
(film review) - Kick Ass
Hahaha hahaha...Now this was a good film. Just so you understand, I had NO IDEA what this film was about. Spider-Man? Batman? Green Lantern? Some silly teen movie with something random like superheroes and making the film a whole lot shittier than the idea of making 'Blood & Chocolate' a film? Well, I give you this for free; The film is different! VERY DIFFERENT!
Ok, so no-one other than Nicholas Cage is in this film that you'd recognise unless your a die-hard fan of certain actors. I didn't know who the frig was the leading guy, only Mark Strong and that skinny dorky guy in 'Role Models?', Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Anyway, this is a film about a geeky teenager, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who wonders why nobody has actually tried to become a superhero. He wants to have a purpose and wants to fight crime because there is too much craziness in his neighbourhood. Very noble thing to do right? Especially when comic books are the comic books and he has NO SUPERHUMAN POWERS OR TRAINING. Like I said, Very Noble. Well, after looking into it and even buying a costume from ebay, this young lad goes out to fight crime and ends up getting his arse kicked, badly. The incident actually left me with my mouth wide open. I didn't see this coming at all.
Kids, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!!
Enduring a painful recovery from his ordeal, Dave, still wants to continue his heroism when he finds out that Katie Deauxma (Lyndsy Fonseca), who he has had a crush on for years is interested in him because she thinks he is gay.
After getting his arse kicked, AGAIN, by a bunch of robbers, he is caught on a camera phones and becomes a hero. People start to praise him and his video footage on youtube becomes the most viewed which leads him to start up a myspace account for people to contact him.
Things then get grisly when Dave tries to do something about a Drug Dealer who has been harassing Katie, but when things go belly up, he is saved by Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl(Chloë Moretz). Big Daddy turns out to be a former police officer who had been framed by Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong), a local crime kingpin and has his own personal vendetta against him. When Frank thinks Dave is responsible for the fall of one of his businesses, he makes Dave his personal responsibility to eradicate him himself but when that doesn't work, his son Chris, (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) suggests another way. Chris aka Red Mist gets close to Dave, gains his trust and then delivers him to his fathers goons which basically spells the end of Kick-Ass.
I won't go into any more of this as I don't want to spoil it, however, this film was different to any other superhero film you have seen with teenagers in it. I mean, what you see in this film is NOT what you will see in the Spider-Man Trilogy, maybe the new Batman but not Spider-Man or IronMan for that matter. This film is a little grittier than you expect.
A few scenes will leave you shocked, so be prepared, but like I said in the very beginning, this film is VERY DIFFERENT! Expect Part 2 to be better. I mean, they can only make it better, right?
Very enjoyable. Out now. When it comes out on DVD, get it as well.