Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kick-Ass

2010 superhero / black comedy film

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Writer: Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman

Cinematography: Ben Davis

Running time: 117 minutes

Country: United Kingdom & United States

Tagline: A new breed of superheroes will be revealed.

Cast:
Aaron Johnson as David "Dave" Lizewski / Kick-Ass
Nicolas Cage as Damon Macready / Big Daddy
Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl
Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Chris D'Amico / Red Mist
Mark Strong as Frank D'Amico
Lyndsy Fonseca as Katie Deauxma
Michael Rispoli as Big Joe
Kofi Natei as Rasul
Yancy Butler as Angie D'Amico
Jason Flemyng as Lobby Goon
Elizabeth McGovern as Alice Lizewski
Garrett M. Brown as Mr. Lizewski
Sophie Wu as Erika Cho: Katie's best friend.
Dexter Fletcher as Cody
Clark Duke and Evan Peters as Marty and Todd
Xander Berkeley as Detective Victor "Vic" Gigante
Omari Hardwick as Sergeant Marcus Williams
Deborah Twiss as Mrs. Zane
Stu "Large" Riley as Huge Goon
Craig Ferguson as Himself
John Romita, Jr. as Atomic Comics barista
Hubert Boorder as Oscar Juarez
Christopher McGuire as Diner Fight Guy #1
Max White as Diner Fight Guy #2
Dean Copkov as Diner Fight Guy #3
Jacob Cartwright as Running Teenager
Walle Jobara as Nervous Goon
Kenneth Simmons as Scary Goon

Plot
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Awards:
  1. Breakthrough Artist Award- Chloë Grace Moretz- Austin Film Critics Association
  2. COFCA Award- Breakthrough Film Artist Chloë Grace Moretz- Central Ohio Film Critics Association
  3. Empire Award- Best British Film- Empire Awards, UK
  4. Empire Award- Best Newcomer Chloë Grace Moretz- Empire Awards, UK
  5. MTV Movie Award- Best Breakout Star Chloë Grace Moretz- MTV Movie Awards
  6. PFCS Award- Breakout Performance - On Screen Chloë Grace Moretz- Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
  7. Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award- Best Original Film Screenplay Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman

Trivia
The name of "Red Mist" comes from a UK term for losing one's temper (usually used as so: "seeing the red mist" or "the red mist descends on you"; the US equivalent would be "seeing red").

Buy

5 stars out of 5 stars

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