Saturday, January 09, 2010

A Study in Kicking Ass

"I can't fly. But I can kick your ass."

Tagline for Kick-Ass (2010)

Hit Girl
That's right, bitches.

It's official. Kick-Ass is my most anticipated comic book film of 2010. Watch this teaser right now and tell me you're not completely hooked too,

I'm a huge fan of the ongoing Mark Millar comic series that this movie is adapted from, and if you don't already know, Mark Millar is also the mind behind the Wanted comics which indirectly spawned the unholy 2008 flick of the same name starring Some Guy McAvoy and Angelina Jolie. While the Wanted film was an enjoyable summer popcorn fare, it's completely missing the point of its source material - which is about a world in which all superheroes were either defeated or dead, and the supervillains are in control of the world behind the scenes. The film is about a fraternity of assassins killing people on the orders of a glorified sewing machine to keep the balance of the world or some shit.

The impression which I got osmotically through the Kick-Ass teaser is that it's going to be helluva faithful, and boy, it's going to piss a lot of sanctimonious moral guardians off (giving all of them fatal cerebral aneurysms, I hope). I saw Chloƫ Moretz in (500) Days of Summer last year as an unlikely relationship guru for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character, and I see her appearance as Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl in this film to be the logical next step in her acting career. Do not question my chain of reasoning.

Another genius casting decision was Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist. I've liked this guy ever since I saw him in Superbad as McLovin, and he was arguably the best thing about that film. I can't say much about Aaron Johnson though since none of his previous acting roles have been memorable to me at all, but hey, I think he warranted a mention here since he's playing the eponymous Kick-Ass in this film.

Kick Ass- 024
This is going to be so so so mind-blowingly AWESOME!

Totally geeking out,
k0k s3n w4i


McGarmott said...

What did you think after watching the Inception trailer? I thought it was mindblowing - that one's my most anticipated film of the year for now.

Also, any thoughts on Avatar? Though, would you be able to see it in 3D where you are? Coz that counts, not just a lot, but everything.

k0k s3n w4i said...

McGarmott: to be honest, inception does not figure very hugely in my must-watch list - but i'm definitely seeing it 'cos it's Nolan (and Ellen Page!). I have only seen the teaser so far. last i checked, the theatrical trailer have not gone online yet.

and yeap, i saw avatar in 3-D in malacca. though i'm sure it would be better if i've seen it in IMAX 3-D instead. cheesy cliched story. too heavy-handed with the aesops. awesome awesome awesome visuals but uninspired creature designs (the botany, on the other hand, was mindblowing). not yet photorealistic but getting there. cameron really made good on his promises. it IS a game changer, in my opinion. everyone should see it in the theatre, in 3-D. it's our generation's Star Wars.

McGarmott said...

If you're talking about the one where the entire city block folds upon itself - that's the trailer, and it's been out for weeks. I doubt we're gonna get any much more sense of the story until the movie releases. (And yes, Ellen Page. It's a pretty interesting cast in general.)

On Avatar - eh, that's good enough for me. I dunno about calling it our generation's Star Wars though ... I find it hard to think of it as a memorable film. Tintin's next, by the way ... though of course, it would not be aiming for photorealism. (At least, I don't think so.)

k0k s3n w4i said...

McGarmott; that's the one. at the moment, there in't a lot to get me worked up for it, but no doubt it's going to be good (or at least, i hope so).

about avatar, i don't think it's a particularly good film, but it's the 1st time we've seen anything even remotely like it. it's a landmark film, like the original Star Wars trilogy. besides, it's (at the moment) the 2nd highest grossing film of all time and the film to reach the one billion mark the fastest. history will remember.