Sunday, April 25, 2010

I've Seen KICK ASS

"You've crossed me for the last time, Justin Bieber."

Kick Ass is about a wimpy high school student who decides to become a vigilante to try and make a positive difference in his community. It stars Aaron Johnson as Kick Ass, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist, Nicholas Cage as Big Daddy, and Chloe Grace Moretz as Hit Girl.

All the main actors did a marvelous job of portraying their characters. My favorite was the tactfully lethal Hit Girl. I regard her action sequence as top 5 for female cinematic fight scene of all time. If they made a spin off movie of Hit Girl and handed the directing reigns over to Quentin Tarantino, I'd pre-order my tickets and dedicate my sorry life to being an obsessed, emotionally imbalanced Fanboy. Moretz's character is easily one of the strongest little lady leads in Hollywood since Shirley Temple or when Dakota Fanning still was considered cute.

To my surprise, Aaron Johnson is English, and, at 19, is already about to become a father for the first time in real life. The mother of his child is actually old enough to be his mom. She is a 43-year-old mother of two, who is a British director that worked with Aaron on a film called Nowhere Boy (Emphasis on the word "Boy"). Before Nicolas Cage was cast as Big Daddy, other considerations were James Bond's Daniel Craig and Mark Wahlberg from the boy band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

If you don't mind graphic violence, then Kick Ass is worth paying full price at an Imax theater and then buying the DVD on Blue Ray. If I ever have kids, I want a daughter just like Hit Girl. I just might do what ex-Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl did and buy one from China.