We’re warming up for Summer Blockbuster season with the next few weeks. This week is the comic adaptation Kick Ass and, on a lesser note, the remake of Death at a Funeral.
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Plot: A teenage comic nerd decides to be a superhero in real life and becomes the vigilante Kick Ass. He soon learns he’s not the only one as he meets the flashy Red Mist and the lethal father/daughter duo of Hit Girl and Big Daddy.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 76%
Critic Consensus: “Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity.”
Death at a Funeral
Starring: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, James Marsden
Directed by: Neil LaBute
Plot: A dysfunctional family reunites for their father’s funeral.
RT Freshness: 36%
Critic Consensus: N/A
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.