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Kick-Ass [DVD]

Chloe Moretz , Nicholas Cage , Matthew Vaughn    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Chloe Moretz, Nicholas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • Directors: Matthew Vaughn
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Sep 2010
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0038M1BAU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,375 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The cinematic equivalent of a half case of Red Bull chased with donuts, Kick-Ass is a giddy, violent experience--and not your average superhero movie. Based on the comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., it offers a set of heroes who are decidedly without superpowers: Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) decides he'll be just like a comic-book character, and puts on a ridiculous green suit to fight crime as the mysterious Kick-Ass. Luckily, somebody else had the same idea and comes along to rescue the incompetent crusader: Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz), who also happen to be running around town wearing masks and vanquishing evil. And here we have the movie's masterstroke: Hit Girl, a pint-sized preteen who slaughters bad guys and swears like a sailor on leave (and was the focus of a measure of controversy when the movie was released). The main target of our heroes is a gangster (Mark Strong, Sherlock Holmes), whose neglected son (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, McLovin from Superbad) figures he might just pull on a costume himself and become… Red Mist! (One of the many funny things about Kick-Ass is that the superhero names are hopelessly lame.) Director Matthew Vaughn is operating at the same glib level as his Layer Cake, with cutesy song cues galore and a freewheeling appetite for cartoon violence. This means the movie's high wears off quickly, but it does get high--a crazy, hilarious kick. All that, plus Nicolas Cage executes a deadly Adam West imitation when he pulls on his cape and cowl. That's entertainment. --Robert Horton

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The cinematic equivalent of a half case of Red Bull chased with donuts, Kick-Ass is a giddy, violent experience--and not your average superhero movie. Based on the comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., it offers a set of heroes who are decidedly without superpowers: Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) decides hell be just like a comic-book character, and puts on a ridiculous green suit to fight crime as the mysterious Kick-Ass. Luckily, somebody else had the same idea and comes along to rescue the incompetent crusader: Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz), who also happen to be running around town wearing masks and vanquishing evil. And here we have the movies masterstroke: Hit Girl, a pint-sized preteen who slaughters bad guys and swears like a sailor on leave (and was the focus of a measure of controversy when the movie was released). The main target of our heroes is a gangster (Mark Strong, Sherlock Holmes), whose neglected son (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, McLovin from Superbad) figures he might just pull on a costume himself and become... Red Mist! (One of the many funny things about Kick-Ass is that the superhero names are hopelessly lame.) Director Matthew Vaughn is operating at the same glib level as his Layer Cake, with cutesy song cues galore and a freewheeling appetite for cartoon violence. This means the movies high wears off quickly, but it does get high--a crazy, hilarious kick. All that, plus Nicolas Cage executes a deadly Adam West imitation when he pulls on his cape and cowl. Thats entertainment. --Robert Horton

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL 6 Aug 2010
Format:DVD
It's 3 in a row now from director Matthew Vaughan.
Following on from his no nonsense feature debut 'Layer Cake' was the charming 'Stardust' and now this little gem.

Filmed at the same time as the comic was being written; infact the film got finished before the comic in the end - Kick Ass is a refreshing blast of comic book celluloid.

It follows the exploits of Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) who one day, decides to become a superhero and inadvertently attracts the attention of a couple of other super dudes called Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and his 11 year old daughter Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz). He then becomes embroiled in their plans to bring down a rather nasty bit of work (portrayed by the ever reliable Mark Strong) as well as being the catalyst for the appearance of another wannabe real life superhero.

Without giving any of the plot away, mark my words when I tell you that if you are in the least bit offended by profanity and excessive, but wonderfully executed hyper kinetic violence - stay away. However if you like both the former and latter as well as an involving story, some laughs and some suprising human drama, then kick back - watch and enjoy Kick Ass.

I only hope that if and when a sequel is released, that it not only lives up to the standard set by this primer but exceeds it.
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the BEST Movies of 2010 !! 2 Oct 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I will not be covering the storyline - as others seem to have done that fine - but I will say that this film has something for everyone, great storyline, great acting, plenty of action (some might say too much explicit violence - but not me, it suited the plot of the movie). It had humour in the right places, it had edge of you seat drama. The main characters were a treat to watch - let's hope there is a sequel !! You can see this movie has one of the highest star rating of any movie on Amazon.

And it's a British film - see, we can make great movies !!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic in the making 10 April 2011
Format:DVD
I only recently came to view Kick Ass over a year since its cinema release. How did I ever conceive to miss what I now feel is second only to Inception in 2010's film releases. Where as Inception was truly groundbreaking in a 'lets trust the audience to keep up with this' kind of way for a summer blockbuster, Kick Ass is pure unadulterated fun all the way with great performances (by far and away Nicholas Cage's best in many years) and scene stealing performance by Chloe Moertz.

This is NOT a film for the younger audience, I would say 13+ is ok, the language and some of the graphic violence can be on the heavy side.

All in all only 1 word suffices.

BRILLIANT
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Keith_Joseph HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This 'Kick Ass' Steelbook DVD set comes in a cool black metal case, that's tricky to open and probably wouldn't like being trodden on, but it's cool none the less. Inside there's plastic inserts holding three DVDs. One is Blu-ray, and the other two are standard res DVDs: the film and 'disk 2' [the extras]. The 2 hours of bonus features include 'The making of kick-ass: A new kind of Superhero [114 mins]', The artwork of Kick-ass [storyboard and designs], the Director's commentary, and 'The comic origins of Kick-ass' featurette. The extras are on both the Blu-ray and split across the two standard DVDs, with the Blu-ray and disk 2 DVD giving ~2h of extras, while the standard film DVD has another 20 minutes of them [plus the movie of course]. The Blu-ray disk is 1080 hi-def 2.4:1 widescreen, English DTS-HD 5.1 audio, with English subtitles and English Audio description track 2 only. The DVD is English 5.1 audio with English SDH subtitles. No other languages supported. 'Special features' also include 'English Dolby Digital 2' audio. The movie run time is 1h 58mins on Blu-ray, and rated 15. As you would expect the Blu-ray looks great on my teenage sons hi-def+PS3 system, and we are happy with the standard DVDs universal play on our other systems. There doesn't seem to be an 'iPod' friendly compressed digital version of the film though [which could lose a star for some].

And to the movie itself, well it's kind of a vulgar, violent and puerile version of 'Watchmen' [OK that film was even more violent and puerile], but Kick-ass is great fun none the less and has surprisingly sensitive moments amongst the carnage.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Terrorism for the eyes 7 Sep 2010
Format:DVD
Based on British writer Mark Millar's comic book series, this is an ultraviolent satire from the writer/director team behind 2007's Stardust. Like that film, Kick-Ass tweaks the nipples of genre convention to create something bold, distinctive and memorable. Unlike that film, Kick-Ass's central love story is between a father and daughter, the former educating the latter by shooting her in the chest with a handgun from ten yards.

The plot concerns a normal kid, Dave Lizewski (Nowhere Boy's Aaron Johnson) - not an uber-geek or a ruffian - who dreams of being a superhero. When a mugging leaves his nerve-endings ruined, he unwittingly finds himself allied with the twisted dream team of Big Daddy (Nic Cage) and Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) as they seek to take down the vicious crime-lord, Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong). Impalements, oversized microwaves and dual-handgun ballet ensue.

If film-making is a process of small judgements adding up to a single whole then Goldman and Vaughan get most the decisions right. The pacing is superb, with the snappy, fabulously foul-mouthed script bridging a series of thrillingly inventive set-pieces, chief among which are Hit Girl's introduction as she splatters the walls of a drug den to The Banana Splits theme song (a possible reference to the grandfather of the modern superhero movie, Richard Donner), as well as a first-person perspective rescue mission played out to a re-working of John Murphy's "Kaneda's Death" theme from Danny Boyle's Sunshine.

There are a couple of cons. D'Amico is a familiar mob boss with familiar patriarchal issues; he could have used a perversion or two aside from bloodlust.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great.
Wacky film,great.
Published 1 day ago by jayne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant
Published 3 days ago by kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Lets Kick some Ass
One of the best films ever made, a genius storyline, a soundtrack to die for, and endless shockers and laughs - a real breath of fresh air, this film sets the bar high - you will... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mike Jeavons
5.0 out of 5 stars Ludicrous, But Surprisingly Immersive And Fun!!
It's one of those films that takes over-the-top situations, ramps it up to laughable levels and then disperses it with stunning action and events. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Solar Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars top film
I love this film very happy with it always wanted it and when I see it for the price I paid it was a must brilliant service and fast delivery thank you
Published 1 month ago by john
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite brilliant
Refreshing change from the usual mega expensive cast. Very funny, great action, very tongue in cheek, hits the spot! Superb!
Published 1 month ago by Peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
This film has comedy and action all the way through. Well worth a watch.
It also had one of the most unexpected but best one liners I have ever heard from a young girl. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mark King
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome awesome awesome
I love this film so much, perfect mix of comical, emotional and fighting scenes (in my opinion anyway.. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stacey Silverthorne
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
This film is a great romp and just so OTT and also funny, K.A 2 however is a pile of stinking horse manure.
Published 3 months ago by lemonexit
5.0 out of 5 stars Kick Ass
Kick ass will always be a well loved movie! It brings out the super hero in all of us!! Remember the super hero is named kick Ass... And not Ass Kick!
Published 4 months ago by Ammo
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