Kick Ass, Directed by Matthew Vaughn was an intense movie that will surprise you with its intertwining heart felt stories.
Who hasn't thought of being a super hero, I for one would pick my super power more along the line of Storm from X-Men. But this story is not about a boy waking up after being bitten by a freaky spider and using his powers to rid the world of evil doers. No, this is about a teenage male wanting to live out his childhood fantasies and finding quite a bit of trouble along the way.
Nicolas Cage plays a single father raising his preteen daughter in a nontraditional way, seeking out his revenge against a wealthy drug lord. Did not see this coming, the emotional part of this movie hit me hard in the chest. And being a parent myself I really did feel for his character, even though I did not agree with certain parts. Overall I was rooting Team Big Daddy!
Marketing for this movie to me emphasizes it as a "teenage comedy", and yes there is the typical puberty humor but mixed in with that grows a great story for self awareness and standing up for what you believe in. Even if it's crazy.
This movie brings the gore and plenty of darkness, so be warned ahead of time but don't let it stop you from seeing it. Somehow it all balances out in the movie. You might find yourself leaving the theater asking the question, what would I do?
Go see it!