A blog dealing with either the joy of cinema or the agony of cinema--nothing in between.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Kick-Ass is a wild, no-holds-barred superhero action picture that has been unfairly panned by certain critics. Yes there claims of disturbing violence involving children in the film is true, and some of these scenes are hard to watch, but these are not criticisms of the film but rather an objection to the material. If you don't want to see this type of material don't go and see it. With that out of the way, Kick-Ass tells the story of a pretty normal New York teen who wanders why no one dresses up in costume and finds crime. Then he decides to himself, has a fortunate mishap, and finds himself a YouTube sensation inspiring many to follow his lead. The best scenes in the film involve Chloe Moretz, a young girl who plays the super bad-assed Hit Girl and these scenes are filmed with style and flair. Though some of the material is troubling, it is in these scenes that Kick-Ass finds its greatest successes. Kick-Ass is a stylish film and a fun one as well, that doesn't leave you checking your watch, like many films do nowadays.