[rating: 9/10]

Lookout kids cause their is a new superhero on the block and he has lots of balls, not so many brains and oh yeah… no super powers. Kick-Ass, written by Millar and drawn by John Romita Jr., follows a high school dweeb who attempts to reinvent himself as a real-world costumed superhero named Kick-Ass who seems doomed to failure because he’s not athletic or coordinated and he runs into real bad guys with real weapons.

Kick Ass is they very definition of an adult comic book movie and is clearly not for kids. IF you are thinking of sneaking your kids in to see it then do the smart thing and leave them at home. Kick Ass is not just well named but quite fitting as the movie from opening to end is one ass kicking after another. Great characters and fantastic writing have brought Mark Millar’s comic book hero to life in fantastic fashion making Kick Ass the best comic book movie since Sin City and Wanted.

Nicolas Cage who co-stars in the film as Big Daddy clearly recognized he has done a lot of really shitty movies recently and finally he takes on a role that shows why he has gotten quite a bit of acclaim in the past. He has talent it just lurks hidden for many of his projects and Kick Ass brings it out as he plays a wannabe shotgun toting Batman. Chloe Moretz who co-stars as Hit Girl without a doubt steals the show though and delivers a truly fantastic performance as an ass kicking profanity spewing eleven year old that wont just kick your legs out from underneath you… but cut them off and laugh while doing it. Watching an 11 year old kid put a man through a car-crusher while laughing is a moment to say the least.

Admittedly Spiderman was an awesome comic and an awesome movie but as that age old addage goes ‘tricks are for kids’. Kick Ass is filled with action, humor, dark moments and tragedy all wrapped up in a massive ball of Ass Kicking.. or should I say Kick Ass.

If you loved Sin City or Wanted you are sure to love this very adult and very dark but funny superhero tale of a teenager who decides to take hero business into his own hands with humorous, explosive and tragic results

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