This was probably the first time I ever really noticed Aaron Johnson and then again soon afterwards with his role as John Lennon in Nowhere Boy. However, KICK-ASS is probably the film where the rest of the world also got really acquainted with him. Johnson was a perfect cast for the role and really shone, especially when young ChloŽ Mortez wasnít busy stealing all the scenes as Hit Girl.
Mark Millar is the mind behind the comic Wanted as well as KICK-ASS. After the movie adaptation of Wanted, which is admittedly a guilty pleasure of mine, I was a little worried that KICK-ASS would just be all hype. Such was not the case and going back to watch the film again was almost more fun than watching it for the first time. This is probably the first film that Iíve liked Nic Cage in for a long ass time and him as well as the rest of the cast were beyond perfect choices for all the characters, as I mentioned with Aaron Johnson.
KICK-ASS is not a perfect film, but as far as comic book movies go, itís a helluva lot of fun and itís just about as perfect as they come for the genre. Matthew Vaughn has quickly become one of my favourite directors to bring comic book movies to life and I hope to continually see more and more of him in the future.
Itís On! The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass: Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. talk about bringing KICK-ASS to life in comics form while the movie was being made at the same time. Millar talks about how when he was a kid, he wanted to do the whole superhero gig like KICK-ASS and how the inspiration for the tale spawned from that experience. Another great feature with passionate people talking about what they love.
The Art Of Kick-Ass: This feature is another feature comprised of several other extras like Storyboards, Costumes, On-Set Photography, Production Design and John Romita Jr. Art For The Film. As you can imagine, this goes through all the conceptual stuff for KICK-ASS and lets you see that process a little better.
Additional special features include Ass-Kicking Bonusview Mode, an Audio Commentary with Matthew Vaughn, Marketing Archive, D-Box, BD Touch and a Metamenu.
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