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Kick-Ass - Steelbook - Universal 100th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] 
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When Dave Lizewski, an ordinary teenager, sets about trying to become the no-power vigilante Kick-Ass, he soon discovers he's not alone. But he's out of his depth--a fearless and highly trained father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit Girl, have declared war on New-York mafioso, Frank D'Amico. As Kick-Ass and his new found friend, Red Mist, get drawn into their no-holds-barred world of bullets and blood, the stage is set for a final showdown in which the DIY hero will have to live up to his name... or die trying.
- Artwork inside the Steelbook case
- A New Kind of Super Hero: The Making of Kick-Ass
- The Art of Kick-Ass
- Storyboards & Designs
- Commentary with Director Matthew Vaughn
- It's On: The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass
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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The blu-ray is as crisp and beautiful looking as you would expect.
The film is witty, exciting, amusing and fresh. Its sideways approach to superheros is refreshing and fun.
There's lots of violence and gore (albeit stylized) much of it perpetrated by or against kids. There is also lots of swearing, including the c-word falling from the lips of a child. Frankly, I couldn't give a monkeys about any of that, but you might not want to watch it with your granny.
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