Posts Tagged ‘kick-ass’
Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2011 07:14 Written by olegm Friday, 22 April 2011 06:38
Well, tried to be quicker with this review, but took quite long in the end anyway, with two last work days before Easter, followed by an awesome barbecue at Adam’s on Wednesday, which, aside from a super tasty grilled sausages (made of *real* meat), marinaded chicken and shrimps, also included some boomerang swinging, football kicking, frisbee skimming and badminton playing.
Anton was supposed to be the one setting up the event, but he managed to escape to Bulgaria and watch it from there, so I took over. The five of us met at Shampoo and we were mostly discussing the best ways to shoot ducks on the Wii – Adam’s latest favorite pastime.
As to the movie itself, it is probably not the one you would want to watch together with your girlfriend – it was exactly what I’ve expected:
1. Hot chicks
2. Incredible CG effects
3. Lots of awesome soundtracks
4. Good deal of ass-kicking
That’s it. There’s no way you can describe the movie better. Actually, those four points were so good, that I can’t really complain much about the slow, dramatic “real-life” parts of the movie, or about the stupid plot (operation “Kitchen Knife”?? WTF!?), or even a weak acting of some of the main girls.
I say it was definitely worth it!
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 April 2010 11:12 Written by Christian Thursday, 15 April 2010 08:36
And here I was, thinking that I would be able to quickly write this review…
Oh well, sorry for the delay, here we go:
Thanks to an unexpected spring cleaning day, I arrived late to Perrongen, where the few of us that made it were trying to re-create the events from the last Friday, where some notorious characters went Kate Perry, to much of the delight of one of the attendees, but much of “wtf…” for all the others.
On that note we head up to the cinema.
I had no idea.
Didn’t know what to expect, I realize that I have disconnect with everything that is not fed to me by the trailers before a movie, so I’m never really “into” a movie unless there is some history behind it, and I had no history on this one. And boy was I in for a surprise…
Movie starts with your average joe noone “Dave Lizewski” telling you a bit about his life in and out school, where, apart from being ignored by the regular hottie Kattie, played by Lyndsy Fonseca (look her up ) and hanging out with his two loser friends discussing and reading comics, he has not much going on for him (except maybe a bit of a “thing” for the math teacher)
In this context, he raises the question that obviously has been around for ages: “if everyone has ever dreamed of being a Superhero, then how come no one has ever tried?” And decided to do something about it, gets some ridiculous wetsuit and start training for his new “double-life”, where he will be known as “Kick-Ass”, which of course goes extremely well inside his head and as long as he is safely in his bedroom in front of a mirror, but in the first couple of real-life situations make him painfully aware that this is not a game.
Not only that, but apparently there are “other” superheroes too, although playing in a completely different league than his.
Since I enjoyed this a lot not knowing what to expect, I will leave this here for the storyline, but let me telly: after some slowness at the beginning, (even thinking that this was heading in the same direction as be-kind rewind kinda movie) this flick shifts to high gear and from then on is an unstoppable roll of great action, fantastic violence, cool one-liners and even a good lesson on how to close the deal (to all you non-closers outthere, that is how its done)
It even includes the daughter that every father really wants.
Its my favorite movie of the year so far, highly recommended.
Hoff says: “Almost kick's as much ass as KITT and I!”