Kick-Ass: The Pre-Release Speculation

28 Feb

A lot has been made of the upcoming release of comedic, ultraviolent comic-book flick Kick-Ass (particularly in Empire: subscribers have been bombarded with images of the eponymous hero – pictured above – for months now). But will it live up to the wacky premise when the film is released on April 2?

It stars Aaron Johnson as Dave Lizewski, a hapless teen who decides to try and be more of a man by fighting crime as a costumed vigilante named Kick-Ass. He becomes an internet phenomenon and quickly finds that being a superhero can get you into some serious bother when he gets on the wrong side of a ruthless mobster. Luckily, he meets two genuine superheroes, Big Daddy (played by Nicholas Cage) and his eleven-year-old daughter Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz).

Just how hilarious and enjoyable it is remains to be seen but for those of us who have been battered with messages and advertising for Kick-Ass will be relieved when its release comes around – even if it’s just so we can get around to the next big thing (Iron Man 2 or Clash of the Titans, anyone?)! Perhaps Kick-Ass will turn out to be Kill Bill with more laughs. You know, so OTT that it doesn’t matter how violent the action is and so obviously a parody that it’s oddly satisfying (even though it really is based on a real comic book). No doubt it will be one of those marmite films – true fans of the comic book genre will probably hate it for being so wildly different while others will love it for its bare-faced audacity. I hope I fall into the latter category, since I’m not overly convinced with the whole comic-book thing (it’s a bit like the film versions of video games: will they ever make a good one?)

Stand by for more come April…


4 Responses to “Kick-Ass: The Pre-Release Speculation”

  1. Girls with Comics March 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    My boyfriend is all kinds of excited for this movie, but I’m really apprehensive. I’m kind of betting it will wind up being another Punisher: War Zone. Meaning it’s so violent is HAS to be funny!

  2. cali March 2, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    I cannot wait to see KICK-ASS when it comes out APRIL 16th!

  3. cali March 4, 2010 at 12:59 am #

    Check out this review of the Kick-Ass movie!! I am counting down the days til I can see it…

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