Fri, Apr 16, 2010

: Kick-Ass

Unlike most movies, I had read some reviews about this one before seeing it. Thus I knew what I was getting into. Perhaps that tempered my reaction, but I don’t understand the controversy. Sure, it’s violent, but nothing more than Inglourious Basterds or Kill Bill. Yeah, much of that violence comes from a sweet-faced eleven-year-old girl who talks like a sailor, but is that so shocking these days? Besides, I enjoyed that character: I thought she was terrific. Bizarre and extreme, yes, but also entertaining. More important, her character made sense in her situation: her dad was a disgraced cop who’d been framed by the mob boss and sent to prison for years, so when he got out it was natural for him to train his daughter in his revenge-seeking footsteps. The bottom line is that this is a fun movie. It’s stylishly done, sort of a blend between 300 and Watchmen and Kill Bill, but the story’s realistic in the sense that nothing supernatural happens (there are no superheros, just regular people in costumes). The story’s not as deep as Watchmen, but this is a comedy, not drama. It’s fun. Don’t take it or life so seriously. If you like this sort of film, you should enjoy it. If you didn’t like the other films I mentioned, you probably should avoid this one. I liked it a lot, so I guess that tells you a lot about me!

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