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Reviews in Brief: Kick-Ass

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The 411: Kick-Ass tells the story of comic book fanboy Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who thinks that it would be a good idea to become a real life superhero named Kick Ass. The problem? He has no powers at all, but in the process launches a subculture of other superhero wannabes like Red Myst, Hit Girl, and Big Daddy. Together, they team up to take down the city's most violent mob boss.

The Good: This movie is more then just your Dad's old super heroes. It's one great adventure that a typical teenager, with an active imagination, embarks upon and in the process launches a subculture of copy cats who do not have any power. Each has his or her own way of doing things. The movie's not supposed to be serious but at times makes it seem like a superhero twist influenced by Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies. The violence in Kill Bill is just over the top.

The Bad: It's over the top and as violent as any movie currently available. If you think Kick-Ass is a movie your Spider-Man-loving child can watch, you've never been more wrong! This is one superhero movie that has received an "R" rating and has received that rating for a good reason. It's very cheesy at times. Sometimes you just have to ask "what's going on?" The "she's out of my league" romance that occurs is just not needed to make this movie one hell of a good time.

The Last Word: A superhero movie that adults can finally call their own!

Theater, DVD, or Cable: Theater without question! Movie-goers will have a good old time.

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