|Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass in, urm, Kick-Ass|
Director Matthew Vaughn went the independent route; financially funding this film himself and we're so thankful for it. Throwing a refreshing twist of superheroes with no powers, giving us crazy characters and fantastic action sequences making sure it’s not taking itself too seriously.
Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) is the ordinary teenager who asks 'Why are there no real life superheroes?' Deciding to take a stand; purchasing a green and yellow wet suit - which I’m sure will be appearing in fancy dress shops soon. Dave’s first attempt realistically lands him in hospital requiring metal plating, a nod to Wolverine, and numbed nerve endings; allowing him to feel no pain. After recovering, Dave doesn't give up, hilariously patrolling the streets in his costume. He intervenes an unfair fight and a passer by, instead of calling the cops, calls everyone in a nearby cafe to check out the awesome superhero fight, equipped with their mobile phones to record the action. Dave refers to himself as Kick Ass and, thanks to You Tube, an overnight sensation is born.
|Chloe Mortez as Hit Girl in Kick-Ass|
At the same time Dave sparks the interest of 'girl of his dreams', Katie Deauxma (Lyndsy Fonseca), playing along with rumours he is gay to become friends with her. Wanting to help Katie with an ex-boyfriend problem, dressed as Kick Ass, he confronts the ex and his gang. About to get his 'ass-kicked' he is saved by Hit Girl and Big Daddy in a great action sequence (you will never hear the Banana Splits theme in the same light again!). Hit Girl (Chloe Mortez) and Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) are vigilante 'superheroes' on a path of revenge against crime leader Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong) - and these guys can fight! Confusion ensues as Frank D'Amico, whose crew is being killed off, looks to Kick Ass for revenge, which introduces our final superhero; Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse); Frank’s son trying to uncover who’s behind the killings.
|Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist in Kick-Ass|
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