Kick-Ass (2010)

Dave (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is a high school student who also passionately loves comic books and all things relating to superheroes. But Dave begins to question why there aren’t any real superheroes fighting bad guys and protecting those in need.  Dave also notices the consistent crime occurring in the city, which is on the rise.  Someone should make a stand, rise and become a real hero.

So Dave orders an outfit online and transforms into Kick-Ass, a new superhero. Kick-Ass isn’t a typical superhero. He has no training to fight, no superpowers, and no revenge-filled reason to become one.  All Dave carries is a passion and desire to help those who need it and be the ultimate superhero for his city.  The opportunity soon arises for Kick-Ass to deal with a pair of thugs, but things don’t go to Dave’s plan. His first attempt at being a superhero does have consequences, though, which works in his favour by giving him new abilities.  As Kick-Ass continues to do good, he soon gets the attention of some dangerous people who want to take Kick-Ass down once and for all.  Thankfully, Dave won’t be fighting alone; even discovering superheroes like him are also lurking around the city streets.  

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Kick-Ass is best described as a comedy with many fun and surprising moments of action; after all, this is a superhero movie.  The comedy aspect is filled with many random, witty and unexpected moments designed to shock audiences.  I loved the film’s style of comedy, and the same can be said about the level of on-screen action.  The action here contains many moments of creativity and wild action sequences that are visually exciting. It admits that it doesn’t take itself seriously and even makes reference to many other superheroes and well-known pop culture we all know in the present day, such as Batman and Spider-Man.

Visuals are another aspect that is continually exciting throughout the film.  Not only do action scenes look incredible, but the image quality is sharp and colourful, like a comic book being brought to life on-screen.  Sound effects are strong, and the musical score is a delight, consisting of many fun beats.  While Kick-Ass has a similar outline to most superhero films, the plot stands firmly on its own and offers plenty of different and fun ideas. The many characters who appear are plenty of fun, including Kick-Ass himself, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) or even the villain (Mark Strong) who delivers plenty of fun and witty lines.

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Overall, fans of all things superhero-related will find plenty of enjoyment here, especially from the many witty and fast-paced gags, and exciting yet highly creative action sequences.  Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass is fun, but I can’t deny it’s the supporting cast of Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz and Mark Strong, who are all more excellent here.  Visually, like a comic book, it’s colourful, sharp, and packed with great costumes and creative ideas.  The score is a blast, including many well-fitted, loud and touching tracks.  As a superhero film, this movie, as the title says, does kick ass. Kick-Ass (2010) is Now Available on 4K UHD.

7.9/10

Rating: 4 out of 5.

23rd November 2022
Written by Peter Walkden

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During his second year of fighting crime as the Caped Crusader, Batman (Robert Pattinson) discovers dark details relating to corruption.  But corruption isn't the only major threat for The Batman.  Lurking around Gotham City is a creepy serial killer who...

American Siege (2021)

Set in a rural town in Georgia, American Siege follows several characters, including three young adults who decide to break into the home of a wealthy doctor and hold him hostage.  These young men believe that the doctor holds answers to questions they...

Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

A new case, same diamond!  When the priceless jewel, The Pink Panther, is stolen from a high-tech national museum, only one man can solve the crime.  Returning once again is Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers), but unfortunately, the Inspector has...

Studio 666 (2022)

In the present day, the famous band, Foo Fighters, are struggling to put their long-awaited tenth album together.  With desires to do something different and radical, the band’s lead, Dave Grohl, suggests they should record an album somewhere that sounds...

Jurassic Hunt (2021)

Have you ever wanted to hunt and kill a dinosaur in the wilderness?  Well, thanks to modern technology, the ultimate hunt is now available at a high price.  Those with the right skills and who are rich enough can be dropped into the wilderness to hunt...

Hive (2021)

Fahrije (Yllka Gashi) is dealing with several challenges each day.  Firstly Fahrije is concerned for her husband, who has been missing since the war in Kosovo.  She questions each day if he is alive somewhere, or worse, dead.  She desperately attempts...

Aline (2020)

Aline Dieu comes from a large family- by large, I mean she is the youngest of fourteen children.  Growing up, Aline discovers she has a wonderful singing voice and performs at selected family events.  Thanks to the support of her mother and family, Aline is...

Uncharted (2022)

Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is a young man who works at a bar and has many skills, including understanding too much about history and being a general thief.  One night while working, Nathan is approached by a stranger named Victor Sullivan, also known as Sully...

A Stitch in Time (2022)

Liebe (Maggie Blinco) is an old woman who spends her days around the home or supporting her husband Duncan (Glenn Shorrock), who works as a singer at a local pub in NSW, Australia.  But when Liebe’s husband is fired, tensions in their relationship grow. ...

Drive My Car (2021)

Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is a professional stage actor and director.  The film opens with a deep look at Yusuke’s life, showing us his marriage and just how talented and committed he is to acting and performing.  His wife also enjoys dabbling in...

Crash (1996)

James (James Spader) is a man who works in the film industry as a TV director. James and his wife Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger) enjoy having wild and open relationships, which they often reveal to each other.  One day, while James is driving, he becomes...

Marry Me (2022)

It’s the biggest wedding event ever!  Music icons, Kat (Jennifer Lopez) and Bastian (Maluma) are planning to get married and launch their newest song, “Marry Me”, on a concert stage, an event which will be live-streamed to millions of viewers around the entire...

Blacklight (2022)

Travis Black (Liam Neeson) is a government FBI agent who works off the book and keeps his work under the radar.  He's the man you call when fellow FBI agents fall off the rails or require a desperate rescue.  Travis also lives alone, but he desires to...

Eddie Beyrouthy – Beyond the Wasteland (2021)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with #EddieBeyrouthy who is the director, writer and producer of the upcoming Australian Documentary film #BeyondTheWasteland (2021). This film will be available exclusively in selected...

Beyond the Wastleand (2021)

Most movie lovers are familiar with the cinematic legend of Mad Max, which began with its first feature back in 1979, followed up by two more film instalments.  To this day, the franchise is classed as one of the greatest Australian film series ever made. ...

Moonfall (2022)

After a routine space mission goes wrong, Astronaut Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson) is stood down from active duty.  He claims that while he was in space, he witnessed something out of the ordinary, but sadly, there were no witnesses to this experience.  His...

Body Parts (1991)

Bill (Jeff Fahey) is a professional criminal psychologist with a passion and desire to understand better what makes a criminal commit horrific crimes.  Bill is also attempting to write a book but is struggling.  He even feels like he is failing to get...

India Sweets and Spices (2021)

After finishing another year at College, Alia (Sophia Ali) is home for summer with hopes of relaxing.  As Alia attempts to settle back in and reconnect with various family members and friends, she discovers a few major secrets about her parents and that elements...

Mike Manning – Slapface (2021)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with #MikeManning, the actor and producer of the upcoming #Shudder Exclusive #Slapface (2021). Available from February 3rd! https://youtu.be/4vpkjjBEjns 31st January 2022 Presented by...

Slapface (2022)

Lucas (August Maturo) is a young boy trying to deal with the loss of his mother.  Often in trouble with the law, Lucas has been given multiple stern warnings by the local Sheriff (Dan Hedaya).  Lucas lives with his older brother, Tom (Mike Manning), but...

Reunion (2020)

A heavily pregnant young woman, Ellie (Emma Draper), returns to the family home after the death of her grandparents. Hoping to get stuck into some work on her new book (relating to all things black magic and the occult) she is sorely mistaken as she deals with her...

One Last Dance (2003)

After the death of a dance teacher occurs, a well-known dance company located in New York will soon be too broke to open its doors and will be forced to close.  The death of the dance instructor encourages a reunion of past dancers, Travis (Patrick Swayze),...

Parallel Mothers (2021)

Janis (Penelope Cruz) is a skilled fashion photographer.  While working, she meets Arturo (Israel Elejalde), who wins her heart after a few dates.  After several secretive meetings with Arturo, Janis' life changes dramatically when she falls pregnant and...

The Hating Game (2021)

Based on the popular book of the same name, The Hating Game introduces us to Lucy Hutton (Lucy Hale), who works for a book publishing company.  After a recent merger with another company, Lucy has been forced to share a large office with a co-worker, their desks...

Belle (2021)

The film follows a young 17-year-old high school girl named Suzu.  Suzu’s mother has passed away, and she feels sad and lost inside with each day that passes. While attending school, Suzu feels like a nobody and notices those who are more popular and successful...

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021)

Street Gang: How we Got to Sesame Street begins with a look back in time.  The year is 1981, and we are in New York City behind the scenes on the set of Sesame Street.  More than twelve million American children watch what goes on in Sesame Street on an...

Spencer (2022)

Set in 1991, Spencer follows Diana during her stay with the Royal Family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England.  As the film opens, we gain a great understanding of Diana, including her general thoughts relating to the family and her current challenges in...

Gold (2022)

The world has changed dramatically in the near future and is now a desert-like wasteland.  We are introduced to a man with no name (Zac Efron) who is seeking work at a compound.  The duties that he will carry out are vague, but we understand the stranger...

Edoardo Vitaletti – The Last Thing Mary Saw (2021)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with #EdoardoVitaletti, the director and writer of #TheLastThingMarySaw (2021). This film is available exclusively on #Shudder from January 20th! https://youtu.be/Za2vgLhb2vk 17th...

The Last Thing Mary Saw (2021)

Set in Southold, New York, in 1843 during winter, the film begins with the interrogation of a woman named Maiden Mary (Stefanie Scott).  Several mysterious deaths have occurred, including her grandmother at their family farm. Maiden Mary is blindfolded during the...