Kick-Ass (2010)

Amidst the present-day cinemascape of mega-budget comic book movies comes Kick-Ass, ready to satire the genre by asking the question “What would happen if an average guy took it upon himself to be a superhero?”

It’s an enticing premise, to be sure, something I’ve wondered myself many times before. Kick-Ass, directed by Matthew Vaughn (who also directed one of my all-time favorite films, Layer Cake), is a hip and violent movie that seems like a comic book lovechild of Tarantino and Kevin Smith (There are even a few Pulp Fiction references to boot).