-Director: Matthew Vaughn
-Starring: Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage and Chloe Moretz
-IMDb (8/10 rating): “Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.”
It took me a while to decide what I was going to rate this movie. I really enjoyed the action but there was something about it that I didn’t completely click with. Now, granted, when it comes to a comedy movie that also has some awesome action I really have to be in the mood for it and I’m not sure I was completely in the mood for this movie when I watched it.
It was fun to see the different superheros that were thought up for this movie and they picked a great lead actor for the part of Kick-Ass/Dave. He was hilarious and very likeable. He seemed to be all wrong for the super hero yet so right!
I love Nicolas Cage but he was a bit creepy for me in this movie. I kept having flash backs of the bad man from The Lovely Bones. The way he talked and acted really just reminded me of creepy guy who abducts girls. Now he wasn’t like that at all in this movie. He was a father who truly loved and cared for his daughter in no such creepy way. He has awesome moves as a super hero in this movie, well-trained in fighting and just completely awesome! A bit disappointed that his uniform looked like Batmans.
Hit-girl was awesome! She was a little girl who was just bad-ass. She is tough as hell, has amazing talent as a super hero, and has some funny lines! She also has one of the best fighting/action scenes in the entire movie!
Overall this movie was awesome with the action, funny with the comedy but fell short for me for some reason that I still can’t put my finger on. Maybe it was Nicolas Cage’s character mannerisms. I really enjoyed the cartoon drawings as well because they did make them look like comic strips which was awesome.
If you enjoy comedies, you love action scenes and like super hero shows or movies like Superman, Batman and Spiderman you should check this movie out. Just know this is NOT for kids (Rate R) even though there are several younger people in the show and it’s about Super heros. It has a lot of cussing, violence and bloody scenes.