Kick-Ass is a superhero black comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was produced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the first installment of the Kick-Ass film series.
Her casting has set off alarms about the uses and abuses of child performers, though perhaps less for the violence she pantomimes than for the expletives she blithely delivers. Moretz plays Mindy Macready, a cutie-pie with blond pigtails, who regularly enters into avenger mode as Hit-Girl. Moretz is by far the best thing about the film: she holds the screen as gracefully as she executes a running back flip.
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Youth, danger, fun, rule-busting defiance. The hate is aimed at Hit Girl, an year-old killer with a Mamet mouth, a Tarantino jones for violence and a vigilante Big Daddy Nicolas Cage who teaches her to avenge the death of her mother. As played in spectacular fashion by Chloe Moretz, 13 — the sis in Days of Summer — Hit Girl, suited up in purple and deliciously unsuited for mass consumption, is a nightmare for the Christian right. Take Kick-Ass himself.
Chloe Grace Moretz remains the standout asset of a series that, like Hit Girl herself, has entered an awkward adolescent stage; as diverting as this action-packed caper often is, it feels not just weightless but emotionally and morally stunted whenever it veers into grown-up dramatic territory. Still, thanks to a fresh infusion of comic energy from writer-director Jeff Wadlowthe screw-loose sequel is certain to command a degree of attention, despite or perhaps even because of its maddening unevenness. Romita Jr.
In the first film, he is the hidden secondary antagonist. Despite living a rich lifestyle due to his father's wealth, Chris does not have any friends because his bodyguard Stu scares away other teenagers who attempt to befriend Chris, which causes him to resent Stu. With his eighteenth birthday just mere months away, Chris feels that he is ready to learn how to become a mob boss like his father, and desperately wants be part of the family business.
Crossing grotesque violence with broad, goofy humor, and a corrosive journey of moral damnation with a standard-issue coming-of-age tale, it seemed like the last word in ironic cynicism. Still, if you could accept its unholy crossing of the pop-culture streams, Kick-Ass worked as a kind of mad teen opera — taking you to some truly dark places in a way that the average superhero flick never dared. Of course, that was before the massacres in Tucson, and Aurora, and Newtown. But it is a culture that, for some good reasons, is more sensitive about such things.
Damon Macready was a former police officer, the father of Mindy Macreadyand was the crime-fighting superhero Big Daddy. He was a prominent character in Kick-Ass. He is recognized as the first legitimate real-life superhero in the Kick-Ass universe.