This is another one of those movies that is making me incredibly excited about the prospects of 2010. My main worry is that the film will cover more than the comic has. It’s been almost two years since I started reading Kick-Ass, and it would kind of suck to not be able to finish the story in the format I started it in. Oh well, I’m done with my geek rant. I’m not sure if audiences will love this or be appalled by its utter lack of political correctness. I’m just looking forward to Nicolas Cage being in a role where I don’t hate him every second for ruining what could have been a good movie. I’m expecting this one will be a hit, not on the scale of huge super hero films, but on the same size scale as Millar’s last adapted project Wanted.
Note: I still think Vaughn is one of the most promising directors in Hollywood right now. Too bad he couldn’t stay on X-Men: The Last Stand, it might have been salvageable.
A twisted, funny, high-octane adventure, director Matthew Vaughn brings KICK-ASS to the big screen. KICK-ASS tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name — Kick-Ass — assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There’s only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers. His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes — including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) — and forges a friendship with another fledgling superhero, Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But thanks to the scheming of a local mob boss Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong), that new alliance will be put to the test.
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Release Date: April 16, 2010