Kick-Ass (2010) (mini-review++)

kickass.jpg(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 8

directing 9

effects 10

editing 9

writing 8

SW SCORE: 44

5 out of 5 🐙

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I grew up on action movies in the 80s. There are those movies, that you hate or love, that show you something different. I hated T2 but that was something different. I loved The Matrix. That was something different. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was something different. It wasn’t that the major story beats were different. That shit hasn’t changed since ancient Greece. But what they did on the screen didn’t look like anything I had seen before. Kick-Ass was the first movie since The Matrix that opened my eyes. (The John Wick trilogy is the latest to do so) This was an action aesthetic that was fresh. And let’s not forget two atypical leads that buoyed a wonderfully unusual ride.

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

 

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