(Lionsgate. 1 hour, 53 minutes. Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children. Directed by Matthew Vaughn.) Aaron Johnson (Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Chris D'Amico/Red Mist), Mark Strong (Frank D'Amico), Chloe Moretz (Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl), Nicolas Cage (Damon Macready/Big Daddy). Music by Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri, Henry Jackman & John Murphy.
By: Jared Counts, April 15th, 2010 05:00 AMBased on a comic by Mark Millar (Wanted), Kick-Ass follows Dave (Johnson), a geeky high schooler who decides to don a scuba suit and fight crime under the name "Kick-Ass." After his exploits go viral online, he gets dragged into a battle between the brutal father-daughter team of Damon and Mindy Macready (a.k.a Big-Daddy and Hit-Girl, or Cage and Moretz), and sadistic mobster Frank D'Amico (Strong) and his son Chris (Mintz-Plasse). A superhero-action/comedy that lives up to the name.