VIDEO: Kick-Ass (2010)

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It’s been a while, but Sofie’s making a comeback with a new series of short videos simply recommending movies that she happens to like. First up is Kick-Ass, the superhero action comedy based on the comic book of the same name, starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage. 

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  • danbreunig

    Hm, a few things here…

    –In the play pictures the guy pointing the gun reminded me of Christian for some reason–just the fun face I’ve seen him have in your videos.

    –You’re never too young or old for accidents, and joint pain is never fun.

    –YES, KICKASS! Very enjoyable film for just that “non” superhero approach. Although I think this was based on a comic/graphic novel, which I thought was another fairly recent common movie trend (300, Sin City, American Splendor, Spirit, to name a few).

    –I’m already set for the sequel. You just know it’s gonna pay off.

    –I don’t remember the specific score for the movie, except for my favorite moment you showed–Hit Girl killing a bunch of thugs to an updated remake of the Banana Splits theme. If you didn’t know, that was a big children’s puppet & cartoon show in the 60s in the States, which I saw as kid myself decades later.

    –Aren’t most of your reviews already movie recommendations by their very nature? At least the ones you liked, anyway. >:)

    –I saw a word on the back board “gruer”. Gruer=Angst=Dread, if I’m not mistaken.

    –If I haven’t said already: welcome back. Again.

    • Sofie Liv

      then I answe the few things.

      – heh lol, no it’s not Christian, it’s a very talented actor called Ulrik… whom killed me in the play five seconds after that picture, it was my moment to be hardcore.

      – huh…. -_-; it’s gone now though my crick in the back, fortunately, it was awful.

      – I know right, it’s awesome. And yes it was, but this actually improved the graphic novel a whole lot and made it into its own thing instead of staying that faithful. which you can do with lesser known works without pissing that many people off, and the movie is great!

      – I am to, that’s one cinema trip I am looking very much forward to.

      – There’s a lot of music pieces in it, just like that hit-girl music piece.. though that single clip rules the movie for sure.

      – well erh.. sort of.. I guess. maybe.

      – No, you would have to have imagined that, all there is on my board is a few notes about ideas to future videos, a message from my mom, the two dates I have to remember when I need to go see my therapist, a saying that goes. “Movie making is the art of making illusions.” and a package list cause I am going to england this saturday. There is no such word as “Gruer.” any-where on my board.. beside that word doesn’t even mean any-thing in danish.

      – aw thanks, though.. I was never really gone <_<

      • danbreunig

        Whoa, I didn’t mean this to be a questionnaire for you to fill out, but thanks for the responses anyway. I found lately that if I have many points to cover in one comment, I just wind up listing them like this now. I did that in several other reviewers’ forums already.

        That whole gruer thingy…I don’t know why I focused on that. I never even tried to look at the wall board until the Elementary review (out-acting Lucy Liu–sooo Sofie!) and the first thing I saw in huge letters was “Glaedelig Jul” (it was Christmas time), and I just thought “hey, I know that!” Maybe you could write something subliminal or controversial on there that we non-Danes would never know. Thus is the seed planted….

        • Sofie Liv

          No, I use that board in my every-day life because I have a terrible memory, and very often forgets what I am supposed to do, or very simply forget the things I am supposed to do. That in turn can end up stressing me out, and that’s just not very healthy for me.

          So I use my board to write down the things I have to remember or have to do in a neat order, then it’s my guideline. I write down important dates so I don’t forget, plans for the days so I don’t get stressed out forgetting what I am supposed to do next. And at ones point I wrote down the list of planned future videos on the board, so I could merely look at it and now.

          How-ever, with the videos not always turning out as planned, that’s just not right now.

          And don’t worry, I enjoy answering and enjoy talking about all of this stuff.

      • Muthsarah

        It totally says “GRUER”, Sofie. Don’t deny it, it’s too late. We’ve already seen it.

        Tell us the truth. Reveal to us the secret of the Gruer.

  • The_Stig

    Kick-Ass does exactly that. A 10 year old with the mouth of a Quentin Tarantino character? A soundtrack with Sparks on it? What’s not to love?

    • Sofie Liv

      I know right :3

  • What I like most about Kick Ass is the way it shows via Big Daddy and Hit Girl the kind of abusive psychological programming and insanity that Batman would have to employ to create an effective Robin if Batman existed in the real world.

    • Sofie Liv

      haha, lol! yeah that’s true.

    • Jay_Bay

      And we wouldn’t want it any other way……wait

  • Nuclearademan

    Kickass is alright but I didn’t think it was as brilliant as people made it out to be. My favourite superhero spoof is Mystery Men though so my opinions on it’s not the best.

    I liked it though especially Mark Strong who’s great in everything he’s in and I like how his character was played serious.

    • Sofie Liv

      yeaaah… I saw mystery men, I didn’t particularly like it. I mean there were some few funny jokes and idea, but for the most part, I just didn’t find the movie funny.

      Kick ass how-ever, entertained me! all the way through, in the fight scenes I was having fun, in the emotional scenes I were involved, I just though it was great.

    • The_Stig

      Mystery Men also marks the only time Dane Cook was ever funny.

  • Muthsarah

    Oh, and welcome back. You have been missed. Short videos are probably a good idea if you can’t commit to anything big. Just see a movie and do a 7-10 minute vlog or something.

  • Bob_in_Baltimore

    Hi Sofie, glad to have a fresh review from you. Back pain sucks; I pulled a muscle in my shoulder about 10 years ago, and it was by far the most pain I have ever experienced. I didn’t faint, but I did scream a bit, so I understand how awful you must have felt. But congratulations on the success of your play, I hope it gets noticed and leads to even greater success for you (even if that does leave less time for you to make these videos.)

    Haven’t seen this movie, but based on your review I think I will give it a chance. That fight scene you showed (with the bloody violence contrasted with the cheerful Banana Splits theme song) looks pretty brilliant. I just saw another odd superhero movie, “Mr. Freedom”, although it’s more of a political satire than straight-up superhero film. It was made in 1969, and features the superhero “Mister Freedom” (whose costume is based on an American football uniform) who tries to keep France from being taken over by Communists (represented by Freedom’s arch-enemies Red China Man and the Russian Moujik Man). He ultimately decides he has to destroy France in order to save it, and blows it up with an atom bomb. The movie is very dated, and most of the political satire is as subtle as a sledgehammer, but it does have excellent visuals, and a few scenes are very effective, such as the visit to the American embassy (which is also a shopping mall.) Anyway, thanks for the review, and I hope we will hear more from you soon.

  • JamSanJose

    Good review, I really like this movie. I’m still mad at you however, because I gave you money for a new computer, but you still haven’t reviewed the movie of my choice, like you promised.

  • Bill

    You might want to check out a movie called Defendor with Woody Harrelson