.....and man what a load of bullshit this movie is.
DISCLAIMER: if you haven't seen the movie yet nor read the comic, this is chock-full o' spoilers, so be warned.
Kick-Ass the comic wasn't exactly Watchmen-level stuff, not even Ashen Victor, but it was still much better than the usual crap getting published these days. I liked the comic because it was realistic, it really managed to make you feel the characters in the story could actually exist in real life.
The movie? well lets put it this way: the best part was MClovin playing Red Mist, and shit it was awful, I was even expecting the fat guy with the jewfro to pop-in somewhere and start making lame jokes.
It starts OK, keeping with the original comic most of the time, then at some point the original story gets trown in the trash, raped, and then re-worked to the point that it stops being fresh and original to become dull and tired like any other superhero crap movie you've seen in the last 10 years.
They really screwed up the pace: instead of everything going "well" we're made aware from early on that D'Amico's son plans to create a fake superhero as a plot to lure Kickass into a trap, and then that it's obvious he's going to betray everyone. This was a major twist in the comic, and I can't find the logic behind paying some "pro" screenwritters millions to make this POS story instead of just using the original plot.
Bigdaddy? it turns out he was always a cop, his wife killed, yadda yadda, insert-B-movie-Punisher-ripoff-here. I can see Cage pushing for this change in the script since he and his bullshit "acting" only works for these kind of one-dimensional characters. The point of the whole story was what happens when regular people, even a boring accountant with an unhealthy obsession with comic books, decides to be a hero. Here we get the same old shit of cop going vigilante, and with a token black guy as BFF the producers must have added to compensate for all the black people getting butchered in this movie.
The assholes behind this movie basically took Kickass and turned it into a early 90s teen drama, everything is nice and friendly and guess what? Instead of getting dumped for pretending to be gay like in the comic, here the nerd gets the chick, and even his fatass buddy does, only in hollywood!.......... but not the real one: there you actually need money and blow to get hoes like that.
Jumping the shark moment: KickAss gets on a yet-to-be-invented jetpack/minigun thing and shoots the shit out of the last goons left in the penthouse. It only gets worst when he walks around and fights with the thing on (which must weight a ton more than his skinny ass) and then flies away with Hitgirl in the biggest cliché scene the monkeys that wrote the script could've possible thought of.
Anyways, my closing comments? Don't waste your money on this turd sandwich: torrent the shit out of it and help make it a commercial failure.