Aaron Johnson as Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass.
Nicolas Cage as Damon Macready/Big Daddy.
Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl.
Mark Strong as Frank D’Amico.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Chris D’Amico/Red Mist.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Released on 16 April 2010
Kick-Ass is your everyday average comic book nerd. He has a mundane existence with a very normal family. The only difference being he wishes to emulate superheroes he reads about. He has two buddies who are more hindrances than help. Deciding to take matters of crime fighting into his own hands, he starts off by ordering a costume from ebay. He has no powers but he does want the girl. Just like every other hero.
Matthew Vaughan is clearly becoming a bonafide director/producer/writer. He managed the financing of the film by himself after being given orders to “tone down parts” and “change ages” by major studios. Matthew Vaughn proves that he can produce and direct standout films in the way he chooses, without backing down to studio pressure. Something you don’t much at all.
Nicolas Cage is on a role of late, and continues his fine form. A psychotic man with good intentions, Big Daddy is a role custom made for Nicolas Cage. He shows how and why.
Hit Girl is the one who steals the show. Chole Grace Moretz acts much more mature than any 11 year old and far better than most actresses around. She swears and she shoots. She is purely more kick-ass than kick-ass.
A lot of controversy has been generated by the use of foul language by Chole Grace Moretz as Hit Girl. The fact that a character portrayed by a 11 year old uses swear words seems to piss of people more than the fact of how many people she kills. Not that the later didn’t piss of people, but only less. Some people seem to forget that there are things called ratings and getting approved by the film board. This is a movie about superheroes. Anyone get the hint that nothing here is meant to be taken as being real?
The action scenes in the movie are brilliantly filmed. They are not toned down one bit and leave nothing to the imagination. That means there is quite a body and blood count. Hit Girl has a great FPS (First Person Shooter) style fight scene which is just kick ass.
Using quite a few energy pumped tracks from The Prodigy, the soundtrack is good and fits totally with the scenes they are synced with. It is not an orchestral type of score but rather a single based one, which fits the movie well.
Whether you want to see this or not, depends on whether you have the balls to see it or not.
This is something of a sort you have never seen before.