I’ve been keeping an eye on the upcoming movie Kick-Ass, based on the comic book series from Mark Millar. While I still haven’t read the comic, I’ve heard great things about it, plus I really did like Wanted and The Ultimates from Millar. It’s written (the screenplay that is, together with Jane Goldman) and directed by Matthew Vaughn, his first movie since Stardust (which I loved, so I hope this will be good). Here’s the plot description according to Wikipedia:
The plot of Kick-Ass concerns a lonely teenage boy, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who decides to become a real-life superhero after being inspired by the heroes of comic-books. He soon encounters a mysterious vigilante called Big-Daddy (Nicolas Cage), and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz), who are working to bring down the drug baron, Frank D’Amico.
And of course the trailer:
I’m not convinced yet, but I am hoping this will turn out great. The trailer reminds me a bit of Condorman, which (depending on who you ask) could be a bad or a good sign. I’m also concerned about Nicholas Cage; when was the last time he made a good movie?
What do you think? Good or bad?