Isaacs Picture Conclusions



About five minutes into it I was hooked. I loved the cinematography, I really enjoyed the cast, the costumes were great, the action was intense (and very exciting for me since most superhero movies are tamed down into kiddie land), there were buckets of blood, the dialog was hilarious and “adult” and there were some VERY original scenes during the film that reminded me of the first time I saw Boondock Saints and I was blown away that someone was actually still original, creative and BALLS OUT KICK ASS!

I can see how this movie would be off-putting to parents whose kids want to go see another Spiderman or Superman. This is a hard R all the way and it rocked the entire time. SO- if you’re worried about seeing it, here’s a quick summary:  lots and of blood, lots and lots of cussing, lots and lots of dead characters and a whole lot of AWESOME.

Here’s a longer synopsis: Nerdy comic book geek decides to dress up like a super hero and protect the abused or needy (i think this appeals to me so much because that’s all I wanted to do as a kid too), gets into a tangle at the local Kwikie Mart which is captured on YouTube and becomes an internet sensation. This gets the eye of two actual costume-y “crimefighters” (an ex cop and his daughter) who are out to even the score with the local mafioso (Mark Strong). Through good storytelling, the mafioso thinks Kick Ass! is picking his men off, stealing his money and destroying his reputation, while it’s actually Big Daddy (Nic Cage in his best role in YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAARRS) and his wicked daughter Hit Girl, evening the score for wrongs committed against Daddy and his wife. Before too long, the mafioso’s son (Mintz Plasse {or McLovin}) decides to gain favor of his dad by setting up Kick Ass by pretending to be on his side as Red Mist complete with Mistmobile. Chaos ensues and then it ends, all too quickly for me. They have it set up for a sequel and I sure hope they make it, but I think the comic has to be written first.

Whoever marketed this thing did a terrible job as this was nothing like i really expected.  I was expecting some sort of lame copy of those Spy Kids children’s movies by Robert Rodriguez, but this was one of the coolest “super hero” movies I have seen in years.

Kick Ass kicks ass! I watched it Friday night and loved it so much I watched it again on Saturday afternoon.



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