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Apr 20, 2010

FILM REVIEW: KICK ASS

I didn't want to post any film reviews, but darnit I can't move on after watching this movie last Saturday.

I LOVE KICK ASS!!!

I will try not to put spoilers on this post, but it's really going to be hard.

Okay, so where do we start?

Kick Ass is from Director Matthew Vaughn, the director of Stardust and is based from the graphic novel of the same name written by Mark Millar (of Wanted fame) with art by John Romita Jr.

It's set in the real world and what happens when people without super powers try to don costumes like real life super heroes. It tells the story of Dave Lizewski, a teen-aged nerd who fancies comic books and asks us, why can't normal folks don costumes to fight crime. One day he wears one, stops a gang-related violence and becomes a youtube sensation. That's when other costumed vigilantes start showing up. But what happens when real life bad guys target these heroes?

THIS IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY. If you're the type of person who is against violence against women and children or is generally conservative, you're not going to appreciate this film.

Why? It's got an eleven year old girl who kills, maims, guts people, plays with balisongs and gets shot by her father close range for fun. People love Hit Girl. She may not be the perfect role model... but she is so COOL!!! Whenever she's around, people inside the cinema starts clapping and cheering and goes wild! I love it!!!

I wasn't able to finish collecting the mini series, I only got to issue 2, so I wouldn't really know if the film was like really faithful to the comic, but what I saw was. The first few scenes, Kick Ass' first encounter as a costumed freak, the youtube thing... they're all there. It was nice seeing on the big screen what you've read on paper. But reviews are saying, that the movie is even better than the original story. I'd have to agree, seeing as how Wanted was way better than the comic book because it veered away from how it was originally conceptualized.

Let me tell you this, Kick Ass is a VERY violent movie. There's alot of blood squirting happening on this film. And I mean alot!!! Considering this though, it's still a smart movie. It's got a little bit of heart. It's funny, the violence comes from when scenes are of this little girl, and you'll feel the heart when it's scenes involving the title character Kick Ass.

I have no critiques on this movie because I absolutely loved it!!! If there is, I'd say is that I want more Hit Girl!!! First awesome film I have seen so far this year.

RATING: 9.8 STARS OUT OF 10

18 comments:

red the mod said...

I must agree. Just watched this 2 hours ago. Hit Girl is the quintessential alpha female. A dominating persona trapped in the body of a kid.

Chyng said...

wow, this really is a must see. hanggang kelan showing nito?

Maldito said...

I love squirting blood....ahahha.
thanks for this. meron na naman akong gagawin sa weekend.he he he

glentot said...

I am unsure if I wanna watch it coz it has Nicolas Cage in it and that guy has disappointed me several times before.

Stone-Cold Angel said...

I will definitely watch this movie... =)

mikko said...

i saw this over the weekend. it was fucking awesome! haha! :D

and the collected edition is now available. i got mine a couple of months back @ Fullybooked. get yours now! :D

Kosa said...

i won't ganna watch it.
takot ako sa madudugong____ alamuna..hehe

an_indecent_mind said...

hmmm.. sige sige sabi mo kasi maganda e... try ko panuorin to. thanks!

Chingoy said...

papanoorin ko ito... kasi ayaw kong manood ng Babe I love You at Clash of the Titans...

maybe after Toy Story 3... :)

Sidney said...

It's got an eleven year old girl who kills, maims, guts people, plays with balisongs and gets shot by her father close range for fun.


Wow ! What a story !

vonfire said...

saw this myself. Really enjoyed it- this movie is a perfect combination of comic geekyness, comedy, and Kick-Assery!...That I have not seen in a long time.

Mokong™ said...

ako gusto ko panoorin, si misis ayaw... e sino ba masusunod? syempre si misis... hayzzz!

the donG said...

sige dahil dito sa post na to papanoorin ko talaga yan.

salinlahi said...

yup great movie indeed. not too impressed with the script but there wasn't really much necessity to be complex with it. everything else was brilliant, even the acting of virtual newcomer Aaron Johnson was beyond expectations.

ENS said...

di ko binasa post mo...
di ko pa napapanuod...
walang hiya kasi sm dito samin... book of eli pa lang... kaya baka sa nov pa ipalabas dito o baka hindi na...

Raft3r said...

wow
it's that good, huh
hehe

The Gasoline Dude said...

I love this movie! But my friends who read the comic book were expecting it to be more violent.

kuri said...

mas madugo mas masaya. showing pb? d bale madami naman namimirata :)