Since I’ve done it before, I figured I’d post my favorite movies of the year again. This year, generating the top 10 list was easy, but putting them in order was a little harder. There are a lot of movies I missed getting to see, but I think I saw the majority of what I wanted to. I think. And as always before I actually present the list, I will say that these were my favorite movies, not necessarily the ones that I thought were the best. Okay, here you go…
Kick-Ass wasn’t exactly what I was expecting it to be. I went into the theater thinking that Kick-Ass was going to be a comedy first and comic book movie second, but it was really quite the opposite. While quite funny and ridiculous, Kick-Ass is definitely a comic book movie from start to finish. It’s a bit of a different kind of comic book movie, but I didn’t feel like it was that entirely dissimilar to Spider-Man, in theory.
Kick-Ass definitely lives up to its title. Well, Kick-Ass himself doesn’t, but the movie does. The flick is pretty brutal with tons of over the top action that’s more than enough for any action buff to get behind, but done just right so that even those who aren’t into action movies can enjoy it all. The pacing is pretty excellent and keeps the movie from losing any steam in the second half. The fights are awesome and there’s serious ass kicking going on all over place, mostly coming from a murderous 11 year old girl that isn’t phased in the least by any of the insane carnage that she dishes out onto people. It’s the kind of thing that may not make parents too happy, but it is rated R so they’ve been warned.
It’s a great role for Nicolas Cage who, according to IMDB, has four movies coming out this year (WTF?!), but I could have definitely used a little more McLovin’–unfortunately, for that kid, I think most of America refuses to call him anything else, ever.
The deal is, if you like comic book movies, you’re going to have to go see this…soon.