"I can't fly. But I can kick your ass."Tagline for Kick-Ass (2010)
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 Chloë 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.
Totally geeking out,
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