Kick-Ass Reviews4.04.10 # Review # 79 Comments
It’s time to look at the Kick-Ass reviews, and memorable quotes that may go into the film nerd’s vocab book.
Kick-Ass has opened in the UK some three weeks before the US. Unusual for a major motion picture you might think, but this is actually an independent British movie, despite appearances. It was shot, financed, written and directed by Brits and the actor playing Kick-Ass is one too. What next, GTA IV being made in Scotland? Oh, it was.
Here’s what the critics are saying -
“Kick-Ass most certainly does. …Here and there, the movie offers some genuinely clever observations about the creation of celebrity in a world where viral video clips and latenight talkshow quips can turn attention seekers into overnight sensations… For the most part, however, it’s less concerned with social commentary than slam-bang outrageousness. Hit Girl’s increasingly escalating mayhem is a running joke that somehow gets funnier as the pic progresses.”
“[Director] Matthew Vaughn leaves other comic-book adaptations eating his dust, thanks to an 11-year-old purple-haired superhero. …The fight sequences, which become increasingly daring, are beautifully choreographed… …Kick Ass is also emotionally warm, and while the costumes and action remain superficially cartoonish, the characters still have depth. …The film makes Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and even The Dark Knight feel stale.”
“It deliberately sells a perniciously sexualised view of children and glorifies violence, especially knife and gun crime, in a way that makes it one of the most deeply cynical, shamelessly irresponsible films ever. …The movie’s writers want us to see Hit-Girl not only as cool, but also sexy, like an even younger version of the baby- faced Oriental assassin in Tarantino’s Kill Bill 1. Pa*dophiles are going to adore her.”
Don’t worry too much about that last one.
Kick-Ass currently holds an 87% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, from 38 reviews.
The top 5 Kick-Ass quotes for our filmnerdcabulary -
Kick-Ass: “How do I get a hold of you?”
Hit-Girl: “You just contact the Mayor’s office, he has a special signal he shines in the sky. It’s in the shape of a giant c*ck.”
Hit-Girl: “Okay you c**ts. Lets see what you can do now.”
Big Daddy: “Have you thought a little more about what you might want for your birthday?”
Hit-Girl: “Can I get a puppy?”
Big Daddy: “You wanna get a dog?”
Hit-Girl: “Yeah, a cuddly fluffy one. And a Bratz movie star make over Sasha.”
[Big Daddy looks shocked.]
Hit-Girl: “I’m just f**cking with you Daddy… I’d love a bench made model 42 butterfly knife.”
Big Daddy: “Oh, child. You always knock me for a loop.”
Hit-Girl: “You’re going to be fine baby doll.”
[Big Daddy shoots his daughter.]
Big Daddy: “How was that? Not so bad. Kinda fun huh?”
Kick-Ass: “With no power comes no responsibility.”
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