May 15, 2010

KICK-ASS (2010)

When you were just a kid, did you ever wish to be a superhero? I think all the kids who were born in 1980s onward would ever desire about that, at least once. Thiz movie is very confident since the beginning, they advertise it rapidly and the posters are very attractive as well. It’s about Dave (Aaron Johnson), an unpopular and nerdy boy who wants to be a superhero even without super power. He tries to save the world with the alter-ego named Kick-Ass, to do otherwise he get his ass kicked. Meanwhile, there is Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and her eleven-year-old daughter named Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) who have been the real superheroes, fighting the crime against drug dealer mob Frank D’Amico (Mark strong). Frank attemps to put his son, Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) as undercover superhero named Red Mist, his intention is to capture Kick-Ass. Aaron Johnson delivers standard performance. Nicolas Cage provides a strong and comical figure. It’s Chloë Grace Moretz who surprises us with believable and easy-going performance. Hit-Girl’s fight scene is one of the awesome moments (we know that she’s probably replaced by stunt double, but it’s still awesome!), furthermore she is also good in drama. Once again, Mark Strong succesfully brings an interesting villain character. Recently, he was also a bad guy in “RocknRolla” (2008), “The Young Victoria” (2009), ”Sherlock Holmes” (2009) and ”Robin Hood” (2010). In every occasion, he could deliver different bad guy character with his aura and I admire him for that. In fact, I will officially give him appreciation as “Bad Guy of the Year”. The Director is Matthew Vaughn who directed “Stardust” (2004) and the respectable “Layer Cake” (2007). Actually on thiz movie, the conversation is a little bit rude (as family movie) and the fight scene is kind of bloody brutal, but we have to admit the story is original and effectively hilarious. The movie is brave enough to challenge the mainstream and it works well in most of the times. In my point of view, when we dare enough to laugh on ourself for our own stupidity or feebleness, that’s the time we actually show the big heart of us.

Stars : 7/10
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Jonny Fendi

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