I may not be able to make comic book movies, but I can kick your ass. I am a big comic book fan and read Kick-Ass a while back and really enjoyed it. That being said I was extremely nervous and excited about seeing this movie’s translation from comic book to movie. Well the time finally arrived for me and I got to see another one of my favorite comics on the big screen.
Now that I have seen the movie I have to say I really enjoyed it overall. One thing that stands true for most adaptations to film is that not everything translates perfectly from print to the big screen. As seen with Wanted a couple years ago this is nowhere near a straight translation from print to screen. The movie started production when only four issues of the comic had been written.
There will be people upset by the changes but overall they make sense for a big screen version of the story. I really hope people come into the movie with an open mind. I am sure that anybody with a chip on their shoulder from Wanted will probably not enjoy the movie as much as it should be enjoyed.
Well enough small talk let’s kick ass and start up a little SPOILER TALK about one of the most action-packed movie of the year so far.
Below are my spoiler filled thoughts on the movie Kick Ass. Don’t forget to add your spoiler filled thoughts at the end of the post in the comments section.
WARNING: If you have not seen Kick-Ass, do NOT read any further. There will be SPOILERS below.
-We start off the movie with an introduction to our Jesse Eisenberg and Michael Cera-like actor, Aaron Johnson, who plays Dave Lizewski in the movie.
-Wow Dave you really don’t have that high of a standard. Your teacher may have big boobs, but she is not that good looking. Then to top it off National Geographic? Come on, Dave, step up the level of lady.
-Awesome shout out to Atomic Comics. Atomic Comics has a lot of Hellboy posters and ad material. It is pretty cool that Marty (Clark Duke) is reading Runaways.
-I am not sure Christopher Mintz-Plasse was a good fit for Chris D’Amico.
-Can you say Irony? I am sitting in the movie watching Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong) talk about movie snacks and thinking, man I could really use some popcorn and Twizzlers right about now.
-Am I missing something or is there no bullet hole in Mindy Macready’s (played by the wonderful Chloe Moretz) jacket? All those feathers or fuzz from the jacket and I didn’t even see a hole anywhere on it. I really enjoy the intensity of this scene though. How many times can you say that you watched a 10- or 11-year-old gets shot in a movie and been excited to see what comes next?
-Can someone explain to me why these idiots are breaking into a PT Cruiser? I mean there are some much nicer cars around yet you choose a PT Cruiser? Idiots. Even weirder is how did the injuries take place? He didn’t land on his face and the only place the car made contact with his body was the legs. How did the injuries occur?
-Frank D’Amico could not be any more obvious with his gangster ways. Two huge paintings of guns plastered on your wall. It’s a good thing you bought off one cop and that solves any problem you have.
-Happy birthday to Mindy with the coolest knives ever made. Wow and look at how awesome all that John Romita Jr. art is!
-Wow did someone order some Russian food? It might be a little overdone, but if you scrape it off the microwave walls it will be ready to serve!
-Thanks for reminding me of how excited I am about Scott Pilgrim Kick-Ass!!!
-The best part of this whole scene is the look on the thugs faces when Hit Girl starts slicing into them. Watching Hit Girl work is like art.
-Damn people sure do explode easily in this movie. Poor Cody exploded in like less than a couple of seconds.
-I wanna buy a copy of that comic book cause the art is so good!
-Wow Frank can definitely pull of a roundhouse kick like no other. Why the heck does he have a stupid jewel sitting on his desk? Is that some sort of fashion statement or him showing off how rich he is? It is kinda freaking ridiculous.
-Lots of Apple product love and Pepsi love in the movie.
-Good Lord Kick-Ass did you learn anything, don’t open a door during a fire!
-“We have to get over it, on top of it, and in it.” That’s what she said.
-I can’t believe they would leave that expensive car. I love that Kick-Ass is worried about finding out what happens for the end of Lost. Now we get to the two final fight scenes with the most awesome person in the movie, Hit Girl. I really want one of those strobe lights to connect to my pistol. My good lord that was one of the most well shot action scenes ever. Then we get to the second one with the friggin’ bazooka.
-A jet-pack? Seriously? Can you explain to me what possessed anyone to think a jet-pack tops everything awesome in this movie? I am sorry but the jet-pack is totally the lamest part of the entire movie. The gatling guns are really cool but the jet-pack just fits as well as ketchup in a fruit salad.
-Wait until they get a load of you? Seriously? A new mask and dying your costume orange and we are supposed to be shocked?
Your turn… What do you think of Kick-Ass? How does it compare to the comic? Did you think the jet-pack was the best part of the movie? Did you think this was the best movie of the year?