This action-adventure is set in a universe where everyone loves the famous comic book heroes as much as we do. You could imagine these guys sitting around, discussing how Deadpool could eat Wolverine for breakfast. The fanboy’s dream, of course, is to live out their fantasies as a costumed vigilante, none more so than Dave Lizewski's (Nowhere Boy’s Aaron Johnson).
But one wouldn’t say this is just for geeks. It’s one of the funniest films in a while, packed full of likeable characters (we say ‘likeable’, even though they’d be psychopathic mass murderers from any other angle). Pre-teen Hit-Girl (a brilliant Chloe Moretz) rips someone’s throat out, while the guy sitting behind me exclaims, “She’s so cool!” Oddly, with an R-18 rating it means that the main characters of the movie wouldn’t be able to see it.
The origin section is reasonably predictable but as the story progresses it becomes far more engrossing. Some nifty sequences, including a comic-style retelling of how Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl came to be, and a strobe-lit shoot-out, are only a small example of how endlessly creative this movie is.
Action-packed, crazily colourful and plenty of fun, Kick-Ass is really so much better than you might expect. A triumphant finale will have you cheering and hoping that a sequel might be on the way. Hide