|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Clark Duke, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mark Strong, Garrett M. Brown, Chloe Moretz, Omari Hardwick, Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Xander Berkeley, Aaron Johnson, Michael Rispoli, Evan Peters|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Superheroes, Comedy|
|Collections:||2012's Top Films, Action/Adventure, All-Out Action, Bad Taste, Comedy, Comedy Crews, Comic Book Heroes on DVD, Duvet Day|
|Run time:||1 hour 53 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Sep 2010|
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Awesome flim - a must seeBy TopGun (11 reviews) from Kettering , 05 Nov 2010
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[Highly rated reviewer]So p*ssed off i couldnt rent this title but thankfully a friend helped me out.
This has to be one of the best flims of the year. Frankly I wasn't expecting much but it blew me away.
This film is so much better than Iron Man 2
If you haven't seen this yet - it is well worth watching. The eleven yo Hit Girl makes this film.
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Watch this film, just not this particular disc!By mattecky (46 reviews) from durham , 11 May 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]I was not expecting such a high body count. I was not expecting to enjoy a film with Nicholas Cage. I was, however, hoping to enjoy a film that has an 11 year old girl uttering the 'C Word'.
The violence is very well choreographed and there are some neat touches that give nods to the film's comic roots. I look forward to the forthcoming sequel but one thing...please kill off Red Mist early doors. I find him creepy and utterly pointless.
I wanted a touch more comedy in the film but this is a small complaint. I am now to hunt down a copy of the comic.
One thing though, my disc looked like it had been used on an orbital sander. This reduced my enjoyment as I had to skip chapters then rewind to the point just after where it had stuck.
A must see!By Slim44 (2 reviews) , 24 Apr 2013Very funny, although some might find the high body count slightly disturbing- especially as most are inflicted by an 11 year-old girl!
Extremely enjoyable action/comedy with great castingBy Bassman71 (617 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 19 Apr 2013High School nerd, life pretty ordinary, wants to become a Superhero, has altercation, has reconstructive surgery, foils attack, becomes a hero, gang boss wants him dead. Extremely enjoyable action/comedy which doesnt take itself too seriously and mixes witty dialogue with some over-the-top gore and smart fight choreography. A really good bit of casting too with Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the lead, Mark Strong hamming it up as the gangster boss and Nicholas Cage in one of the best roles Ive seen him in for a while. As usual with Matthew Vaughn its brilliantly shot and comes with a fantastic soundtrack with the use of Elvis American Trilogy a real highlight.
New Age Superhero Brilliance!By FullofStars (41 reviews) from Scotland , 13 Apr 2013New take on the superhero genre in this super black comedy. Full of action, wit and humour amidst 'Oh my god' moments that are truly shocking. Hit Girl steals the show with a stellar performance, full of depth and hidden meanings. Recommend!!
Great fun from start to finishBy twosoddingcats (211 reviews) from Kingston-upon-Thames , 09 Apr 2013K-A the comic was created by a Scottish guy who, as a teenager, wanted to dress up as a super hero with his mate. The trouble is, he lived in a small Scottish town with virtually no crime! Instead he created the comic which turned into a screen play by Jane Goldman (the wife of Jonathon Ross, who is a massive comic book fan). Essentially, this is the story of a teenage kid who buys a super hero suit and becomes K-A at night, fighting crime and saving cats from high ledges at night. His antics soon get the attention of real life super heros Big Daddy and Hit Girl, a father-daughter crime-fighting duo who are waging war against a local mafia boss for very personal reasons. The super hero scene gets a little more crowded when the mafia bosses son becomes super hero Red Mist in order to lure K-A, Big Daddy and Hit Girl into a trap and into the clutches of the mafia boss (they have been fighting crime a little too well and encroaching on his drug business). Some people might think there is too much Tarantino style violence in this film but I think it adds a little bit more to the film, crossing it over to the adult audience it is really intended for (you wouldnt want your 6 year old to watch a film with this much blood splatter and references to drug dealing anyway). *I have entered K-A instead of the superhero name in the title of the film as every time I do, the software on this website comes up with an error message that says Your review appears to contain an obscene word!! Brilliant.