Best Comic Book Movies Since the Dark Knight
Remember when I said that Shutter Island is the best film of 2010 so far? Well, that movie just got replaced. Kick-Ass may possibley be the best comic book movie since the Dark Knight. It's that awesome. It may be that I'm just geeking out, being a fan of the comic book and a huge comic geek myself. I know this pun has been used to death, but I'm gonna say it anyway: Kick-Ass kicks ASS!
PLOT- The plot is awesome, and is a very clever spoof of superheroes, as well as an interesting analysis on what it would like to be a superhero in our world, and how the public would react to it. I think there's alot of truth towhat Dave says in the beginning: Why hasn't anyone ever tried to be a superhero before?
SCRIPT- A very well done script. Whoever was the screenwriter did a great job in bringing the excellent comic series to the big screen. The dialougue was great, the characters are spot-on, and it was just a fun ride through-and-through. Obviousely, changes had to be made, but they were very good changes and fit the story really well.
ACTING- The acting was top-notch. Everyone did a good job with their respective characters, being very faithful to their personalities in the comic.
Aaron Johnson did an excellent job playing Kick-Ass. His portrayal of his geeky personality was amazing, as well as when he became brave towards the end, really maturing his character. His reactions were genuine, and didn't seem forced at all. He just really showed genuine human emotion, making his character all the more believable in the process. Plus, is it just me, or did he have an uncanny resemblance to Toby Maguire. I dunno, I just thought they looked similar, especially when he has his glasses off.
Nicholas Cage was AWESOME as Big Daddy, a very Batman-esque character. It's great to see him being in good movies again, it really is. He was just hilariouse in it, and I loved the way he played Big Daddy. He played him doing an impression of Adam West's Batman, and it was AWESOME. It was a very creative way to interpret the character, and I absolutely cracked up every time he talked like West did in the old Batman show. Plus, there is a VERY emotional scene with him towards the climax, and it is extremely touching and brought a tear to my eye.
Everone else was great. Chloe Moretz was awesome as Hit-Girl, and she, along with Cage, cracked me up, and they were the most badass characters in it. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who most will remember for being McLovin in 2007's Superbad, was very funny as Red Mist, and cracked me up just like he did in Superbad. Plus, he had this hilariouse line when his bodyguard runs in, tells him that everyothing is under control, grabs a bazooka, and Mintz-Plasse yells "Everything's under control?? You're carrying a fucking BAZOOKA!". I laughed so hard at the way he delivered that line.
DIRECTION- Matthew Vaughn did an excellent directorial job on Kick-Ass. The slow-motion effects, the lighting, the cinematography, everything was perfect. I can't wait to see more stuff from him.
WRAP UP- Overall, Kick-Ass...well...kicks ass. It's funny, violent, action-packed, and is a fun-filled thrill rde from start to fnish, and is my favourite movie of the year.