Sat 22 May 2010 // 20:00
Mon 24 May 2010 // 20:00
Tue 25 May 2010 // 20:00
(Sat 22nd, Mon 24th, Tue 25th at 8pm, also
Cubeclub Matinee at Sun 23rd at 2pm / £4/3/£2 TTT)
(Matthew Vaughn / 2010 / USA/UK / 117 minutes / Cert 15)
Don't don't don't believe the hype. Come see for yourself. The anti-comic book super-hero teen film is a sign of times and the talk of the town.
Kick-Ass tells the story of teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson the Nowhere Boy teen idol), a comic-book fan who decides to take his obsession as
inspiration to become a real-life superhero. He chooses the super hero name Kick-Ass, gets a green gimp-type suit and mask, and starts fighting crime. Sounds like a spin off from the milky bar kid of the Watchmen? Well possibly. Sadly unlike Nite Owl Rorschach and Dr Manhatton, Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers or abilities. However, his life changes and he suddenly inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted baddies, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes. These are the 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo (and film poster girl), Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage).
It's a Mark Millar comic (Marvel's golden boy), adapted by Jane Goldman and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Harry Brown, Stardust, Layer Cake). The new superhero film-team beings who laughed in the face of the Hollywood Iron Men.