While Kick-Ass is a superhero movie, this is not a kid flick. It’s also one of the better movies I’ve watched in the last year. Violent, sometimes inappropriate, geeky, and silly Kick-Ass took me back to my teen comic book reading years, then back into adulthood, and to my childhood dreams of being Wonder Woman, or Wonder Girl to be more specific. This movie isn’t for everyone, but I can suspend disbelief long enough to watch as a foul-mouthed preteen girl literally kicks the ass of adult after adult. I can suspend disbelief because I wanted to be that girl once upon a time.
Many people, not just myself, wanted to be a superhero at one time or another. Kick-Ass examines what happens when one teen, with no training or powers, steps into a costume and tries to do what many of us have longed to do, but thought impossible. He learns, rather painfully, that it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
While the ending is predictable, the journey getting there is a violent, action-packed adventure that will possibly have you whining, “I wanna know what it is!” like some of us did.