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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kick Ass is well worth it!

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!


  1. one of my fave lines:
    Diner Fight Guy 1: The fuck is wrong with you, man? You'd rather die for some piece of shit that you don't even fucking know?
    Dave Lizewski: The three assholes, laying into one guy while everybody else watches? And you wanna know what's wrong with me? Yeah, I'd rather die... so bring it on!

  2. I loved win the lil girl was kicken butt in the hall at the end and the punk music (god I cant think of the name of that song) was playing. lol the whole thing was great, i watched it again on dvd.