Kick Ass-Can it live up to the hype?

This movie is Kick Ass, excuse my French, this movie is titled Kick Ass. The story comes from the 2008 marvel comic series Kick Ass. The story focuses on a New York City teenager, Dave Lizewski, and his attempt to become a real-life superhero.

The Tagline for the series, “He doesn’t fly, he doesn’t have super powers, but he can still kick your ass,” sums the movie up pretty well. He just goes out into the city three times a week and on alternating Sundays to fight crime. The story is well paced and it translates well to the big-screen.
The movie opens and shows us just how bad Dave’s life is. He gets beaten up and robbed and is not very popular with the girls in his school. Then it dawns on him, why can’t he become a super hero? He gets his costume, a brightly-colored scuba suit, and hits the streets.

The story has many twists and turns and manages to keep the viewer interested throughout. Being a big comic fan myself, I may have been biased, but I saw several non comic fans who truly loved this movie. It has love, blood, and humor all rolled into one story. This helps it translate easily into a movie made for true comic fans, but also simple movie goers.

From a comic fans perspective, I noticed several key changes from the comic and the big screen. The Big Daddy character is changed from his original look into a more batman-like figure. His back-story also gets a big revamp, which isn’t bad. They also changed several other characters like Katie and Red Mist. The changes don’t take away from the movie and only alter small aspects that aren’t noticeable. I did think that the changes to Red Mist were entertaining and that the finale of the movie was made much better overall.

I recommend this movie to anyone who has any interest in comic books or that culture at all. But I would also recommend it to everyday movie fans because it’s interesting. Coming out of the theatre you’ll want to come back again because it is an awesome film. I give it 10 out of 10 stars based on its action and story alone.