Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training.
I didn’t expect much of this film when I first saw it, so I was pleasantly surprised to find myself absolutely loving it. The plot is good, the action very good, and there’s strong acting from much of the cast, with the prie obviously going to Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl, who gives an amazing performance for one so young as she swears and fights her way through crowds of bad guys.
Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass is good, very believable as a young man wanting to do something to help people despite having no skillswhen it comes to fighting whatsoever, though he can’t match up to Chloe Moretz. Nic Cage, on the other hand, gives a slightly over the top, but still enjoyable, performance as Big Daddy, Hit-Girl’s father and crime-fighting partner – many people have taken issue with Nic Cage’s acting over the years, and this is certainly no Oscar performance, but there aren’t many other actors who can do over-the-top the way Nic Cage does.
On the other side of the story is Mark Strong, who gives a very good, nasty turn as Vic D’Amico, crime boss and murderer.
This ia fairly violent movie but the violence is lightened by some good comic movements that help to make this better than average for the genre. This is Kick-Ass’ movie, but it’s stolen with ease by Hit-Girl, who is the star of every scene she’s in.