Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kick Ass: The Movie

Last year (was it really just last year?) Marvel Comics introduced us to a creator-owned, adult-themed, violent, superhero property written by Mark Millar (Wanted) and John Romita, Jr. (Amazing Spider-Man) entitled Kick Ass. I purchased the first three issues of the series, before deciding to pass on the concept (and the series) in its entirety. Now it is being translated into a big-screen (R-Rated) film.

Kick Ass is about an otherwise ordinary New York City high school student named Dave Lizewski, who takes his love of comics to an otherwise unprecedented level in that he actually transforms himself into a real-life superhero. He assembles a suit and mask, which he wears under his normal clothing, begins exercising, and practices things like walking on roofs and the like.


Oh yeah, the thing is, he isn't bitten by a spider (either radioactive or genetically enhanced), exposed to gamma radiation, injected with a super soldier formula, or builds a suit of armor. He is, as ordinary as are you or I. Still he Eventually looks to fight crime. His first attempt very nearly gets him killed as he takes a severe beating and stabbing by thugs. This is followed by his wandering off into the street and being hit by a car.

Not the most auspicious start. Still he (as Monty Python would tell us) gets better, inspires others (Hit-Girl, Big Daddy, and Red Mist), and together they...well, here’s where we que the videotape as it were:


Kick-Ass

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This vid was shown off at the 2009 San Diego ComicCon, and well, was a big hit. Look for it around April 2010.

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