Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Aaron Johnson, Chloë Moretz, Nicholas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Lyndsy Fonseca, Clark Duke, Evan Peters, Michael Rispoli
Certificate: 15 Running Time: 117 Minutes
Tagline: "Have fear. They're here"
In all the years there have been superheroes - in comic-books, in films, and wherever else - why has no one ever tried to be one in real life? This is the perfectly plausible question posed by Dave Lizewski (Johnson). By his own admission, he's a completely normal, totally unremarkable teenager - not terribly popular but has a few friends, is ignored by the girl on whom he has a crush, etc. After getting hassled by local hoods for the umpteenth time and seeing others routinely turning a blind eye to such injustices, he decides enough is enough. Despite the somewhat glaring oversight of possessing no superpowers or special abilities of any kind, Dave decides to become a real-life superhero. Well, that's the plan, anyway, but it doesn't take a supergenius to see the flaw in it...
|Dave in the middle with Todd (left) and Marty (right)...|
|Kick-Ass in action (and being filmed)...|
|Dave gets a visit from Big Daddy and Hit-Girl...|
|'Big Daddy' and 'Hit-Girl' in their workshop...|
|Hit-Girl dishes out the hurt...|
|Red Mist tries to make a dramatic entrance...|
RKS Score: 9/10