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Kick Ass movie!

Kick Ass movie!

This is it. The movie of the year (2010 – but I have had the pleasure just recently). I am convinced that this flick is not going to be topped by Hollywood any time soon.

The screen play totally ‘kicks ass’, as its title by the same name suggests, hereby referring to the name of the main protagonist, whose idealistic approach of making the world a better place (a common teenage burden), drives him to wear a superhero costume and call himself Kick Ass. His escapades of predictable failure as he clashes with street reality, the life episodes of a tragic hero with a tough childhood and all that drama struggle, would be fully entertaining but there is more. Kick Ass is a grotesque world of next-door superheroes, without cinema appeasement politics.

Remember Pulp Fiction? I bet that just triggered visual pictures of absurd massacre and bizarre scenes in your head. How about Kill Bill? Unforgettable slashing and slaying Uma Thurman as a bride seeking revenge. Equally, Kick Ass promotes the highly entertaining girl-with-gun style and draws from the martial arts genre, creating a great deal of extreme action. It fits in with the above mentioned classics, serving trippy fantasy par excellence. The movie is owned by Kill Bill’s under-age likeness and thrives on the outstanding performance of angel-faced Hit Girl. Hit Girl is the hit character throughout the plot and a brutal thrasher, despite her age – no one messes with that kid without getting battered and bruised.

There was some issue about an eleven year old actress using strong language, in a movie that deserves the R-rating, but the no-compromise scheme (no studio financing) pays off and is what defines it. Nicolas Cage also benefits the screen, playing Hit Girl’s father as Big Daddy, the personification of (noir) moral conscience, fighting evil, that is crime boss Frank D’Amico. In an act of counter revenge, D’Amico’s son declares himself superhero Red Mist, a vicious vigilante in disguise.

The audience is spoiled with loads of grotesque visual feed, such as armed Big Daddy teaching Hit Girl the advantages of a bullet proof vest or drug lord Frank D’Amico meeting a bazooka. The movie delivers – with punch lines and ruthless action. Kick Ass, Red Mist, Big Daddy and Hit Girl are ‘Johnny average’ superheroes providing superbness, despite the lack of superpowers.

Kick Ass rocks and anyone who has not seen it, is missing two hours of high class black comedy entertainment.

 

What a mess. Hit Girl in action.

Hit Girl

 

Amateur Kick Ass and the pro.

Kick Ass

 

A father raising his girl in educational environments.

Big Daddy

 

The superheroes. Kick Ass, Hit Girl, Big Daddy and Red Mist.

Kick Ass

 

Superheroes unkempt.

Kick Ass

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