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The 14th Annual Kick Ass Awards

Posted on February 6, 2020 by

It’s a tradition going back to before Everything Action was Everything Action (it was the Kick-Ass Movie Podcast) as we celebrate the best (and worst) of last year with the 14th annual Kick Ass Awards.  Before the Oscars possibly give Joker all their trophies, we have to award categories like Ass Kicker of the Year, the Jason Statham Award for Excellence in Stathaming and, of course, Kick-Ass Movie of the Year.  Read on to see the entire list of winners.

Most Surprisingly Fun Horror Movie to Start 2019: Escape Room

Most Downer Ending: Glass

Best Throwback to 80s Kid Movies: The Kid Who Would Be King

Best Kurt Russell Impression: Chris Pratt as Rex Dangervest in The Lego Movie: The Second Part

Most Misleading Trailers: Cold Pursuit (which was more of a dark Coen Brothersesque comedy than a typical Liam Nesson revenge movie)

Biggest Change in Genre: Happy Death Day 2U becoming a Time Travel/Sci-Fi comedy

Dumbest Future Sport: Motorball in Alita: Battle Angel

Best Use of the Phrase “Hard Out”: Triple Frontier

Most Annoying Music Choice: “I’m Just a Girl” in Captain Marvel

The “That Was a Movie?” Award: Captive State (It is an actual movie that came out in theaters last year)

John Goodman was even in it

Creepiest Performance: Lupita Nyong’o in Us

Most Surprisingly Fun DC Movie: Shazam!

Worst Attempt to Cram Decades of Comics into a Single Film: Hellboy

Weirdest Noir/Comedy/Satire/Conspiracy Thriller(?): Under the Silver Lake

Most Epic Avengers: Endgame Moment: “Avengers…Assemble”

Most Accurate Video Game Characters: The Pokemon in Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Best Tactical Use of Dogs: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Best CGI Will Smith: Junior in Gemini Man (Runner Up: Genie in Aladdin)

Best Non-Official DC Elseworlds Story: Brightburn

Most Disappointing Based on Amazing Trailers: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Worst Superhero Movie (and just Movie in General): Dark Phoenix

Worst Attempt at a Franchise Reboot: Men in Black: International

Most Surprisingly Solid Franchise Reboot: Child’s Play

Best Cliffhanger: Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Use of Alligators: Crawl

Worst Butchering of a Disney Classic: “Be Prepared” from The Lion King

Best Alternate History (Also Best Recreation of Actual Historical Period): Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Translation of Iconic Art: The Monsters in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Worst Wedding Night: Ready or Not

Best Movie to Watch at 2 PM on a Saturday on TNT: Angel Has Fallen

Most Insane John Travolta Performance: Moose in The Fanatic

Worst Digital De-Aging: The Younger Loser’s Club in IT Chapter Two

Most Surprising Space Danger: Space Apess in Ad Astra

Most Brutal Action Movie of 2019: Rambo: Last Blood

Most Ridiculous Pre-Movie Hysteria: Joker

Best (Hopeful) Career Comeback: Eddie Murphy in Dolemite is My Name

Most Brain Breaking Horror Movie: In the Tall Grass

Best Epilogue to An Amazing TV Series: El Camino

Least Amount of Change in 10 Years: Zombieland: Double Tap

Best Descent into Utter Madness: The Lighthouse

Best Return of an Action Icon: Linda Hamilton in Terminator: Dark Fate

Most Epic Mob Saga: The Irishman

Best Dad Movie: Ford v Ferrari

Somehow It’s Still Working Award: Jumanji: The Next Level

Most Bayhem: 6 Underground

Biggest Mess: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Most Stunningly Ambitious War Movie: 1917

Ass Kicker of the Year: John Wick

Jason Statham Award of Excellence in Stathaming: Hobbs & Shaw

Steven Seagal Direct to DVD Award Sponsored by Lightning Energy: Triple Threat

Lincoln Hawks Memorial Over the Top Award: Hobbs & Shaw

Kick-Ass Movie of the Year: Avengers: Endgame

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