Kick Ass: DVD Review
Released by Universal Home Pictures
Comic book movies are de rigeur once again - what with Scott Pilgrim Vs The
World in cinemas currently - and now with the arrival of Kick Ass on DVD.
In Kick Ass, Aaron Johnson stars as Dave Lizewski,
your average teenage boy who is at a loss as to why no-ones ever become a
superhero. So donning an all over green body scuba suit, Dave aka Kick Ass heads
out to the streets to see if he can make a difference.
And he does for about 2 minutes; before he's stabbed, beaten up and
run over by a car.
This kind of sets the tone for
the film - horrifically funny and amusing, things escalate for Kick Ass when the
local crime lord deems it's time to shut him down.
Coupled with some very real violence (and one use of some boundary
pushing language from the young Hit Girl, which offended some censors), this
comic book adaptation embraces the reality of the superhero world and subverts
Brought to life stylishly to
the screen; along with a pumping soundtrack, cut scenes of fights and a truly
brilliant flashback involving the best use of a comic ever committed to
celluloid, Kick Ass really does reset the boundaries for the genre.
It's great fun - but even I have to admit (sadly) it
won't be for everyone. That said, you really should give it a try
Extras: The 2 disc version is packed
with over 2 hours of extras - including some goodies like the origin of the
comic book, commentary with director, exclusive artwork - it's a real comic book