Kick-Ass

2010 (Matthew Vaughn) 18A, 117 minutes

Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicholas Cage

Don't be fooled by its colourful, comedic exterior. Kick-Ass packs a foul-mouthed, comic book-style punch that delivers on every level. After reading one comic book too many, high-school student Dave Lizewski (Johnson) dons an iconic green wet suit and begins his career as a real-world superhero — Kick-Ass. But when he gets in over his head, a father-daughter duo (Cage and Moretz) step in with a full arsenal of weapons and gadgets, not to mention stylish costumes of their own, to show him how it's done. Never before has blood-spattered violence been so heartwarming.

Jessa Sobczuk

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