Thought I’d make a post just to say that I watched Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass today in the cinema – and it was even better than I had ever expected. Based on a relatively new comic series by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., it tells the story of Dave Lizewski, a teenager who decides to become a superhero, despite having no personal motive, powers or training. Once he starts his mission, he not only realises the danger of being an amateur hero, but that he is not alone. For he soon meets the highly-trained superhero duo of Big Daddy and his eleven-year old daughter Hit-Girl; and undercover superhero Red Mist, a fellow teen desperate to win the appreciation of his mob boss father.

The film is excellent in terms of storyline, choreography and costume design. There’s also a nice sequence using the original comic book imagery, and the soundtrack includes Prodigy, Gnarls Barkley, Sparks and Primal Scream. It’s especially hard to believe that the film was turned down by every major Hollywood studio! Instead, it was up to British studio Marv Films, who have previously released the movies Layer Cake and Harry Brown.

Kick-Ass Official Site

Kick-Ass on iMDb

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