The first thing I thought to myself when this film ended was, hmmm, a couple of years ago and that would have been an 18s cert, no mistake. However this “Strong, bloody violence, strong language and moderate sexual content.” rates a 16 cert in these times. Probably because of the moderate sexual content, remember boys and girls, violence is only a little naughty, sex is “teh evil”.
Kick-ass is a genuinely entertaining film. Once you don’t mind ott violence and blood and gore, that is. If you do then this is not a film for you. But if you get the fact that a huge part of a super-hero’s job description involves hurting other people then you’ll have a better chance of liking this. To be totally honest some of the deaths were a little too much, especially if you want an audience to empathise with your characters.
But the main positive about this film is Hit-Girl. She is so cool. And isn’t it great to see a female character who is taken seriously in her own right, not just as an addition to the main male star! Not very realistic perhaps, to have a child fight an adult, but it somehow just works here.