Last night I had the honor of seeing Kick-Ass a week and a half before its nationwide release. Before I get into the review, I will start with a short brief plot synopsis for those of you who have been under a rock. This highly anticipated film is based on the comics, with the same title. The film follows the main character, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and pretty much just lives a normal life. However, one day he questions why no one has ever tried to be a superhero – and makes the decision to become one overnight, even though he has no powers or training.
Now let’s get into the review.
Kick-Ass is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake), so you know it’s going to be gritty going in – and this film doesn’t fail to disappoint. Although we have seen about 128 new superhero movies in the past 3 years, Kick-Ass stands apart, taking the comic-book genre and turning it on its head. While the plot is one seen before, Kick-Ass delivers it unlike any movie before it, and will most likely be the bar for future movies to come. One of the immediate things you notice in the film is the dialogue – smart, witty, quick. It almost doesn’t feel scripted, and it instantly sucks you into the film and the characters.
More after the jump!
The year 2009 brought us some great movies (and trailers), Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, Up in the Air – and those are just the ones nominated by the Oscars (Harry Potter, Watchmen, Star Trek, etc). Well what can we expect from 2010? Well the Kibitzers are here to get you ready for the movie season. Now that Hollywood has dumped all their crappy movies in January and early February – we can get into movies actually worth paying for.
This list will comprise February til September. I know there are some great/anticipated movies coming out late 2010 (Harry Potter, Twilight, Arrested Development, etc) – however none of these have much info on it or more importantly, a trailer to accompany it. Thus I have decided to end in September. Once the year progresses, I’ll be sure to give you more.
With all that being said – let’s get to it! Here is a list (with trailers) of what to watch for at the movies!
Alright folks, this is the last one for this week, seeing that it is Christmas and all. But we’ll be back on schedule on Monday. Pwomise. In the meantime, let’s see if Christmas came early on the Internets!:
And that does it peeps. If you found something awesome online, post it on the comments below. And if you missed yesterday’s It’s the Internets!, click here to check out what you missed. Best of Unnecessary Censorship? Hilarious and available for your viewing. Until next week. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
I would be lying to you if I said I’m not super super excited about this movie. For the same reason why I enjoyed Watchmen, Kick-Ass takes a different approach to comic books. However, instead of going for a sense of realism or humanism, this particular comic took the path that any male within the 13 – 40 year-old demographic would enjoy: Over the top violence. The movie is based on the comic book of the same name about a teenager that decides to go out and fight crime as a masked vigilante and meets others who do the same. One of those people in particular is a little girl who goes by the name of Hit-Girl. Now before you write this movie off or put on your skeptical face, check out the trailer below. And remember, since it is Red Band, it’s NSFW because of language and OVER THE TOP VIOLENCE (*guitar shred*):
Shmoh my goodness. Shmamazing. Kick-Ass kicks ass in theaters April 16, 2010. It’s going to be, dare I say, kick-ass?
As the year comes to a close, Kibitzers wants to take a look back at the year 2009. A lot of movies came out – a lot filled with hype, mostly never living up to the hype. Keep in mind that this is not the best movies of 2009, rather the best trailers. So here is a list of the top 20 movie trailers from 2009.
20 – Up
Pretty much whenever Pixar gets together – it’s going to be a good movie. And every time Pixar delivers to it’s viewers.
19 – Angels and Demons
Perhaps no book has overtaken the world like these in this decade. This teaser just works so well – dramatic narration and shots add to the tenseness of the film.
18 – Moon
This trailer makes you want to go see the movie and understand what happened on the Moon – Sam Rockwell’s performance looks great too. Added bonus: directed by David Bowie’s son!
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New Spiderman 4 news straight out the ol’ rumor mill! According to multiple sources on the interwebs, the Black Cat aka Felicia Hardy will be the new villain. And who to play this “villain” you ask? Well the website Hey You Guys! has reported from reliable sources that the beautiful Rachel McAdams has met with director Sam Raimi and staff for the role. Rumors are they are also re-casting for Dr. Connors (aka the Lizard). But what a sight that will be to see McAdams playing a bad girl role instead of her typical perfect roles she’s been so accustomed too.
Two trailers were released yesterday worth noting. The new Sam Worthington epic Clash of the Titans, and the soon to be cult film Kick-Ass. Both of which I am excited for. You can head over to Yahoo! to watch Clash in HD or better yet, watch it right here: