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An ordinary teenager dons a costume and becomes the no-nonsense vigilante Kick-Ass. He soon finds there are other superhero at work as well as an arch-nemesis which sets the stage for a final showdown between the forces of good and evil.
Action Comedy Drama - Despite the superhero theme and the presence of an 11-year-old girl
one of the costumed characters, the constant rough violence and
language (a lot of it from the kid character) and some sex gags make
this most definitely not a film for children. This comic genre
is targeted toward adults, especially young males. Again, the tone
definitely for adults, as one can get from the title.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words, over 30 S-words, 3 GD's, many others. SEX/NUDITY: Teen sex without nudity; brief non-sexual nudity; sex jokes. VIOLENCE: Brutal fights, shootings, hits, stabbings, beatings with blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, marijuana. ACTION: Fights, chases, explosions. COMEDY: Dark humor; physical gags; wisecracks and banter; sex humor.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 58moviegoers:
TEENS:As expected, the guys loved "Kick-Ass." There weren't many female reviews but they all enjoyed it very much with most loving it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Three of the five males loved it and the other two rated it "Very Good," which is above average. About half the females loved it and half enjoyed it very much. Only one was disappointed.
ADULTS:A third of the males loved "Kick-Ass." Slightly more than a third rated it "Very Good" (above average) and most of the rest rated it average. These are good but not quite great reviews. The female reviews are very mixed but still decent. About half enjoyed it very much, rating it "Very Good, or higher. Another quarter rated it "Good/Average" and the rest rated it below average to Poor.
"How come nobody's ever tried to be a superhero?” When Dave Lizewski, an ordinary New York teenager, dons a green and yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts. But, overcoming all the odds, the overly eager Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public. However, he's not the only superhero out there – the fearless and highly-trained father/daughter crime-fighting duo Big Daddy and Hit Girl have been slowly but surely taking down the criminal empire of local Mafioso Frank D'Amico. As Kick-Ass gets drawn into their no-holds-barred world of bullets and bloodletting with Frank's son, Chris, now reborn as Kick-Ass' arch-nemesis Red Mist, the stage is set for a final showdown between the forces of good and evil in which the DIY hero will have to live up to his name. Or die trying…