Thursday, April 08, 2010

Kick-Ass cinema trip...

Kick-Ass last night. Lived up to its title. Beautifully choreographed, baletic Woo-style violence and action, funny and very tightly knitted screenplay and solid performances from a quality Anglo-American ensemble. This film looks superb throughout and the story is just crazy. Chloë Moretz's Hit-Girl is the finest, handiest, weapon-savvy child since Natalie Portman's Mathilda in Leon. Loved every one of its 117 minutes. Apart from, well, the set up for the sequel at the end, which, as welcome as it will be, and as much of a nod it was to all those Super Hero films that have preceded Kick Ass, came across as just a little bit smug (yes, yes, that was the point). But the best thing I've seen in a long, long while.

I expected the cinema to be busy. Up until a minute before the main feature, there were four of us in front of the screen. Sod's law dictated that, as the feature was about to start, a group of noisy young folk would plonk themselves and fill the row in front of us - and take 15 minutes of the film to calm down and shut up. And just in the nick of time, as I was about to get nasty. Quite why that row and not one of the 15 others is beyond me. As Hit Girl would have it, they were c*nts.

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