Kick-ass movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Matthew Vaughn’s excellent action-comedy is extremely coarse, violent, crude and unlike Marvel movies. Kick-Ass features colourful teenage superheroes within a very simple, yet brilliant comic book-styled story.


Inspired by the superhero comic books, high school student Dave Lizewski decide to become a real-life superhero without any powers or real training.

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Movie details

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mark Strong
Writer: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn
Release Date (Australia): 8 April 2010
Runtime: 117 minutes/1h 57m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains crime themes of drug dealing, in addition to multiple action sequences and torture.

Violence (MA15+)

The film includes sequences of action violence such as depictions of shootings and stabbings that result in large blood sprays and spatters.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film includes one use of the word “c**ts” and frequent use of the word “f**k”.

Drug Use (M)

The film contains several drug references throughout, in addition to depictions of drug use including marijuana smoking and a man snorting cocaine.

Nudity (M)

The film features a brief image of breasts nudity.

Sex (MA15+)

The film features strong crude sex references and scenes of implied masturbation.

mpaa rating

R (for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use – some involving children)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Matthew Vaughn offers a colourful comic book-style flick that even those who aren’t into action movies will enjoy. It’s not like the superhero comic tales we usually receive from Marvel, mainly just because its super crude and inappropriate for kids, due to bloody violence, potty mouths, sexual references and drug dealing. But for mature teens, it’s nearly perfect.

This superhero flick with the lack of superpowers follows a teenage high school tale with narration by the main character, staged by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The story revolves around his mindset of being a superhero, just like the comics. With his fun self and Chloë Grace Moretz’s Hit Girl, who totally steals the show, their outfits, potty mouths and intelligence is striking. It’s best that these characters are non-fantasy personalities genuinely inspired to save the world by fighting crime without supernatural abilities or rubbish like that.

Of course, there’s the main protagonists who are known as Chris/Red Mist and Frank D’Amico, with a fun performance from Christopher Mintz-Plasse and a convincing drug dealer from Mark Strong. Nicolas Cage is also tremendously fun in this movie, and just forget the performances, the cast is perfect. The action sequences always kick ass and there’s a great sense of humour with sprinkles of laughs here and there.

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