Well I saw Kick Ass yesterday. I really am speechless... It was INCREDIBLE!
Okay the simple premise: one kid wonders why no-one has bothered to try being a super hero and thus tries it himself. The rest of the plot is full of twist, turns, swear words, death and Adam West impersonating. It was an enjoyable action-comedy-superhero film thing with some absolutely outstanding fight sequences, mostly involving an 11 year old girl!
Well introductions out the way, lets nail on with some form of disjointed review. The whole film was so enjoyable I really want to see it again. Our protagonist, Dave (Aaron Johnson,) was a treat. It's always nice to have a British actor in such a good film, especially one that is so unknown. Lets think.. The last teen British actor to shoot to stardom through one film... Robert Pattinson? "AAAAIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!" Woah! Where'd those teenage girls come from? Anyway, Johnson was suburb fun as the nerd-turn-superhero, Kick Ass, who really seemed to have no clue about.. well... being a super hero. But that's fine. If he did we'd have no need for Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and the incredible Hit Girl. While one of the bigger names, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong or Christopher Mintz-Plasse, would be expected to steal the show it's Chloe Grace Mortez that makes the film amazing. Her role as Hit Girl, Big Daddy's combat trained daughter, is by far the best performance in the film. Most likely the most difficult too... And it's played by an 11 year old!!! Well I suppose she she did have two months combat training behind her... But still... She truly kicks ass... and face.. and torso... and everything... Armed with a strobe light pistol, a double ended sword staff thing, more swords, knives, stun grenades, varieties of guns and witty jokes, she destroys anyone in her path. Why it's a 15 I will never understand... An 18 would be far more suiting...
Best bit of the film? The strobe light, pitch black, warehouse fight sequence in which Hit Girl shows her stuff... But also the whole end fight scene.. that's epic too.. "I'm getting the bazooka.""Bazooka?"
Go See It!!
Signing off :)