Monday, February 7, 2011

Movie Review Monday

Kick-Ass (2010)

I had no expectations for this film. In fact, I barely remembered seeing trailers for it. I knew that it was pretty violent, but that was about it. I was taken aback when I started watching it.

At first, I was just sitting back and enjoying the ride. I can tell you why no one has become a super hero: because it's a hard, thankless job rife with danger. Hell, cops get PAID to do that job, and look how they're treated. AND, if you're going to become a super hero, wouldn't you learn how to fight? I mean, it seems like common sense. Just because you put on a suit, it doesn't automatically give you the ability to defend yourself. Ah, the young and idealistic.

I loved the idea behind it. I've thought about being a super hero. Who hasn't? I really liked how he inspired the rest of the community. Very touching. The film took a completely different turn when Hit Girl and Big Daddy show up at that one guys house. When she starts killing everyone, I just turned to my spouse, eyes wide, wondering what the hell just happened.

The film was smart and funny with a serious side. Some parts dragged a little, but, for the most part, the movie was extremely entertaining. Even though it was a high school film, it didn't beat the audience over the head with teen-isms. There were some, of course, but it wasn't overbearing. I really enjoyed the whole super hero creation and the birth of bad guys. I've been watching a lot of super hero stuff lately since the 3 year old is so into it, so I really liked how this film stuck close to comics yet made fun of the whole subculture. It was highly entertaining.

Have you seen this movie? What did you think?

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