Director: Matthew Vaughan
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moritz, Mark Strong, Nicolas Cage
Review: 4 stars (of five)
The first thing Kick-Ass wants to be is a fun, fast-paced action movie with interesting characters. Nails it.
Secondly, it wants to be more violent than your average comic-book movie, more “adult” in the cheap sense of the word that is about profanity and attitude and is, thus, juvenile. Yeah, it earns the R rating, but doesn’t go nearly as far down that road as it might have, so maximum points there, too.
It also wants to give you a realistic representation of the idea of superheroes—no alien refugees,...