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(Matthew Vaughn, 2010)


It’s The Greatest American Hero on film with more cussing and a**-kicking.

Kick-Ass is a dissection of the nature of heroes with creative action sequences, and a bona fide scene-stealer in Chloe Moretz. In fact, the B-story of preteen Moretz and her father (Nicolas Cage) is more interesting than that of the main character (Aaron Johnson), who is pretty dull before and after he puts on the suit. It also becomes a rather standard shoot-em-up after a while, but manages to deliver on its title.