Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Mini Review - 'Kick-Ass'

Finally! Michael has seem a film in 2010!!!!
F*ck what everyone is saying about the movie being irresponsible for making horrific violence a laughing matter.
This is cartoon violence, and the whole film is seen from a completely f*cked up point of view.

But what a thrilling point of view it is:
Bad guys getting ripped apart by everyday people.
Just wonderful.

I for one was cheering from behind covered eyes as a 10 year old girl laid waste to a room full of revolting and evil drug dealers.
Heck a lot of pretty ugly and morally disgusting men were chopped up in this film and I for one loved it.
I also freely admit I have a very warped idea of justice and how to improve the world, and fully appreciate that some people should really be wiped from the face of the earth, or have an missile shot into their chests.

Grade A-


Jose said...

Yay for you going back to theaters!

But meh on this movie, I know you love your fantasies mixed with reality but this one has such tonal discrepancies.
You can't be both comic book violent and adolescent coming of age/human drama.
And this one doesn't know what it wants to be! I love Hit Girl as much as the next man but when seconds later we have Aaron Johnson's character remind us that he's a "real guy" living in the "real world" all the Tarantino-esque magic becomes obscene children violence.

Michael Parsons said...

I see your point, but at the end of the day this is good guys vs bad guys in a comic book adaptation. And the good guys won.
I do not look too deep into a film with the word 'Ass' in the title - otherwise I could never enjoy film again for pure escapism.