Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kick Ass - Bazooka Blast

Kick-Ass is based on the comic book of the same name, but does it do it any justice? The answer is no, but don't let that ruin a violent and entertaining film like Kick-Ass. Unfortunately, the movie changed the meaning of the comic and erased the whole message that it originally put forth. The point of the book was that real life doesn’t work like comics. Big Daddy was just a crazy comic-book collector who brainwashed his child, he was supposed to be the ultimate bad example of what our hero's kind of thinking leads to. The film gives us a happy ending, but in the comic Dave doesn't get the girl, his lies and manipulation actually blow up in his face. Sometimes though, change can be good....and satisfying, for example the entertaining death of Frank D'Amico, the film's main antagonist. As our villain is about to shoot an overwhelmed Hit-Girl, he is prevented when Kick-Ass, in the nick of time, shoots him with a bazooka shell at 10-foot range and blows him through a skyscraper window and across a city block of sky before he explodes in mid-air.

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Harry Hilders said...

Lol, that's what I would call a very cool 'random' kill.

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