So for everyone who has every been picked on, which includes at least three out of five Babblers, have we got a movie for you. Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic book loving high school nerd, has had enough of the injustice in the world and decides to do something about it. He decides to become a super hero. Can he fly? No. Does he have mutant powers? Certainly not. Can he climbs walls and shoot web. Hell no. But what he can do is kick ass, or at least he tries, really, really hard.
Based on the comic book, er make that graphic novel, by Mark Miller, Kick Ass makes for a pretty entertaining movie. Now I am the only Babbler who has not read the graphic novel so I went into this movie not knowing what to expect. As the plot unfolds, Dave’s alter ego known as Kick Ass begins to attract the attention of two bona fide super heroes’ and one angry mob boss. Enter Hit Girl and Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage), two mysterious crime fighters who know how to get things done. The catch? Hit Girl is about ten years old and a very precocious ten at that.
On top of that add the whiney, feeble character of the Red Mist, played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin’ from Superbad, you know you watched it) and the cast of oddball, out of place characters is complete.
Kick Ass is entertaining and fun to watch. There is something adorable and amusing about a ten-year-old girl using bad language and slicing people to pieces. This movie is like a cross between Watchmen and Kill Bill. Iconic super hero garb mixed with the best of comic book action sequences.
That being said, I thought it was a little slow early on. It took a little while to really set things up and get things moving, but once it did it was really enjoyable. The ending was also over the top, but what do you expect? It is a comic book, uh graphic novel after all.
I would also like to congratulate Nicholas Cage for making his first movie in several years that doesn’t suck. Maybe he will get out of that tax trouble after all.
Overall I would give Kick Ass 3.5 Babbles, just enough to kick ass, but not take names.
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