Where is my head?
Kick Ass just BLEW MY HEAD OFF!!
At first, I thought this was a kiddy show about superheroes, like the motion picture version of The Incredibles; When a friend told me it was brutal and nothing like kiddy show, I thought it was some lame movie picking on nerdy kids; When I actually watched the movie, WHAT THE HELL?
This movie is about Dave (Aaron Johnson) who was a typical geek that dreamed of becoming a superhero. Thus, he bought some suit fron eBay and named himself Kick Ass. Lame name, I think. Cause every time he did some "heroic" act, he ended up getting his ass kicked and Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) have to save his ass. The real superheroes here are vigilantes Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) whose superhero name is kinda... er... wrong... and Hit Girl who is SUPER SUPER SUPER COOL! They were after mob boss Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong) and his ambitious son Chris.
The plot was relatively simple. Nothing too out of ordinary. Except the character Hit Girl. I have to applaud Chloe Moretz' superb performance here. She is the only 11-year-old girl who can legally curse like a truck driver and still look darn cool! And all those stunts! Either she is really good at actions or there is a really good small- sized stunt girl. She totally stole the show with her attitude and the action scenes! Hello, that's the little girl from 500 Days of Summer!
Aaron Johnson, sad to say, appears to be bland and boring except the fact that he has nice eyes and nice body. And in my humble opinion, Nicholas Cage still suck.
I also have to applaud the cinematography here. The angles of the scenes were shot in such perfection that everything look real and fantastic. My favourite scene was when Hit Girl bust into the bad guy's building and totally pawn everyone along the corridor! The choreography involving Hit Girl is wonderful. And the script writers are very creative in terms of speech. No, I don't mean the excessive profanity, but the actual jokes in it. Some are kinda dumb but very hilarious nonetheless.
I tell you what is kick ass in this movie - The SOUNDTRACK! I absolutely love the opening theme and the ending theme, Stand Up by The Prodigy. The credits song, Make Me Wanna Die by Pretty Reckless is so so so so addictive! And the rest of the songs, some classic rock pieces, fit right into the scenes! Some songs are pretty ironic, like some kiddy funfair-like tune playing when Hit Girl literally slices someone's leg off.
Ratings : 8/10. Not a movie to watch with little kids. Really excessive profanity and gore. But bloody KICK ASS!