Kick-Ass (2010) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Kick-Ass (2010) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Kick-Ass (2010) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

📅19 October 2017, 00:47

Kick-Ass (2010) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Garrett M. Brown
Rated: R/Region A/2:40/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Lionsgate Films

Dave wants to be a superhero. Dave also wants to win the heart of Katie. However, he lacks any powers and nobody really knows who he is at his school. But that’s all hopefully about the change for Dave as he decided he IS going to be a superhero anyway. This, of course, leads to more trouble than the poor guy ever bargained for. Especially when he runs across two heroes that are way better at the job than he is. If you want a good comparison to how Kick-Ass is, think what it would have been like had The Punisher went at the mob without having a clue what he was doing.

The charm of the Kick-Ass comic book is more or less kept in the film and I am very happy of that. Dave Lizewski isn’t a kid with superpowers of any kind. He is just a normal guy way in over his head. The movie keeps to that. The only major gripe I have with this film is the way it altered the story of Katie, the girl he is head over heels in love with. Sure once his first attempt at being a hero ends up with him found naked and laid out on the street, Katie hears the rumor he’s gay and wants to make him her “gay best friend”. However, there are other parts that added to the charm of the character of Dave that gets a little “Hollywood” do over in the film version when it comes to this part of the plot. I just wish they had kept that like it was in the comics. Besides that folks, we have an AWESOME film packed with great characters and great dialogue. Nickolas Cage as Big Daddy is just fine and maybe the best role I’ve seen the man play in many years. McLovin himself Christopher Mintz-Plasse does a great job of finally playing a character that isn’t McLovin Lite and everyone else does just fine too. But the person to who hands down takes the cake is Chloe Moretz who plays Hit-Girl, the foul-mouthed bad ass kid in the film! Hit-Girl isn’t as childish in the movie as she is in the comic but it’s better here rest a sure as this kid can act her ass off.

As a matter of fact from the handling of Big Daddy to the way Hit-Girl acts, I actually like the movie more so than I do the comic. Like I said above, the storyline with Dave and Katie was the only change I didn’t care for. But that doesn’t hold this movie down as it’s action-packed, fun, and full of blood and guts! I hate that this film didn’t do as well as it should have when it was released because I think the majority of people missed out on a new classic. But since I think it has grown to be loved for what it is. Now the movie may be a little too violent for some considering there’s like a 12-year old using foul words and poppin’ bad guys in the head. There’s for sure a % of folks that won’t like that and won’t care for that. However, for people like you and me, you’ll be re-watching this film time and time again as well as showing it to your friends who may not be “in the know” when it comes to Kick-Ass. It makes you laugh, it holds your attention, and it has enough suspense to make you wiggle in your chair a bit so what’s not to like about this film? Next to The Dark Knight, this is my favorite comic book movie. I love it more than I do the comic, and that’s a lotta love considering how I feel about the comic. One way or another folks, if you have yet to see this film go see it. The 4K format does this one well with crisp colors and goes along the lines of putting a new paint job on a classic.

Extras

– Ass-Kicking BonusView Mode
– Audio Commentary with Director Mathew Vaughn
– A New Kind of Superhero: The Making of Kick-Ass
– It’s On! The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass
– The Art of Kick-Ass
– Marketing Archive

Quality of Transfer: 95%

 

 

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