‘Kick-Ass’: Kicking It With Critics

I’ll be the first one to admit that when I heard about the movie “Kick-Ass” I let out a groan in disgust.  Just by looking at the trailer and awful costumes I came to an early conclusion that this movie would blow goats.  It made me wonder just how far Hollywood would go just to make a buck.  You know you were thinking the same thing.  How could a movie about wannabe superheroes be entertaining at all?  To make it even worse, the heroes are all adolescent kids, minus Nic Cage’s character.

With that being said, I quickly dismissed the film and immediately relegated it to a potential Netflix viewing months down the road.  I never had any intentions of spending any money at the box-office to watch this potential disaster of a movie, until now.

Now that the movie has been through its opening weekend and reviewed by critics and fans alike, my tune may be changing.  It seems this gimmicky superhero comedy is actually a gem after all.  I haven’t come across a negative review yet, and surprisingly “Kick-Ass” is being heralded as one of the funniest and entertaining movies of 2010.  Who could’ve guessed that a movie about nerdy teens and a Dad joining forces to become fake superheroes could really be that hilarious and entertaining.

Most reviews are highlighting the performance of Chloe Grace Moretz, who plays Hit Girl in the film, as the reason to see this movie.  I guess her raunchy language rivals any movie’s potty mouthed character albeit as a young girl, so the shock factor of it coming from her lips amps up the laughs.

The critics are also emphasizing how bloody and violent the film is, which always resonates well with me.  I love a good flick or TV show that creatively uses blood and gore to tell a tale.  There’s nothing like watching people get the tar kicked out of them and obscene amounts of blood accompanying it.

I wasn’t a believer at first, but after seeing nothing but mostly positive reviews about “Kick-Ass”, I may have to check it out for myself.  I typically only go and see epic and/or blockbuster movies on the big screen, but I may have to make an excetpion for “Kick-Ass”.  Check the trailer out below to see if it tickles your fancy, and if you’ve seen the movie already let us know how it was by leaving a comment below.


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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.