Red Mist retrieves a hidden camera he earlier placed in the warehouse, and sees recorded footage of Big Daddy killing the men and burning the warehouse. He plans to lure Kick-Ass into Frank's lumber warehouse and unmask him. "[43] Philip French, writing for The Observer, called the film "relentlessly violent" with "the foulest-mouthed child ever to appear on screen, [who makes] Louis Malle's Zazie sound like Cosette" and one "extremely knowing in its appeal to connoisseurs of comic strips and video games. The film received an R rating by the MPAA for "strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use—some involving children", and it received a 15 rating from the BBFC. [10] WCBS-TV news reporters Maurice DuBois, Dana Tyler, and Lou Young make cameo appearances. Despite his courageous attitude, he has shown signs of cowardice. We got on really well. When Dave wonders why no one has ever attempted crime-fighting as a superhero, Todd and Marty are both in agreement that if anybody tried to become a real-life superhero, they would not survive a single day.

Todd attended the funeral of Dave's father, but the funeral was cut short by a sudden attack from Chris' cronies.

During the fight, one thug sets Big Daddy on fire.

[32], In January 2010, an uncensored preview clip of the film was attacked by family advocacy groups for its display of violence and use of the line "Okay, you cunts, let's see what you can do now," delivered by Chloë Grace Moretz, who was 12 years old at the time of filming. '"[13], The rights to a film version of the first volume of the comic book series were sold before the first issue was published. He then wrote a synopsis. [78], Kick-Ass movie game – iPhone / PlayStation 3 ( PS3 PSN ) – Hit-Girl gameplay official debut trailer, "Kick-Ass (2010) - Matthew Vaughn | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related", "SXSW Film Festival: 'Kick-Ass' premiere, 'Predators' first look", "From Ayrshire to Hollywood for Cavalcade legend", "Cartoon Cavalcade legend Glen Michael's cameo role is cut from new movie Kick-Ass", Important Easter Eggs To Look For While Watching Kick-Ass, "Drawing power: 'Kick-Ass' co-creator John Romita, Jr. on the comics-movie connection", "The fan-girl behind comic adaptation's Hit Girl", "Kick-Ass changes comic book films forever in a single blow", "KICK-ASS Interview: John Romita, Jr. (Part I of V)", The Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. 'Kick-Ass' Post-Movie Q&A, "Atomic Comics appears in much-hyped comic book flick", "What are little girls made of? After the events of Kick-Ass' and Big-Daddy's execution on live television, he apparently has a crush on Hit-Girl due to her extraordinary assassination abilities. [77] The film was released on 14 August 2013 in the United Kingdom and on 16 August 2013 in the United States. Todd seems to have regained his status as a superhero, despite him causing Mr. Lizewski's death. While the crowd cheered for the heroes, who were being arrested, Todd, Marty, and Dave escaped in an alleyway. However, Red Mist contacts him again, and tricks him into revealing Big Daddy and Hit-Girl's location.

Todd joined the group, and donned an outfit which Marty described as "something you would wear when you promote same-sex marriage.". Dave and Mindy retire from crime-fighting; Marcus becomes Mindy's guardian, and she enrolls at Dave's school. Calling himself "Kick-Ass", he sets up a Myspace account where he can be contacted for help. He reveals his identity to Katie, and clears up the misunderstanding about him being gay. He is later seen when Dave breaks up with Katy after she accuses him of cheating on her with Mindy Macready. On Sunday, 2 May 2010, it fell down behind A Nightmare on Elm Street, How To Train Your Dragon, Furry Vengeance, The Back-Up Plan, Date Night, Clash of the Titans and The Losers. Kick-Ass Wiki is a FANDOM Comics Community. [73] Frank intends to have his thugs torture and execute his captives in a live Internet broadcast. [75] Aaron Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz reprise their roles as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, respectively,[76] and Christopher Mintz-Plasse returns as the main villain, going by the name of "The Motherfucker". [2][37] When Dave wonders why no one has ever attempted crime-fighting as a superhero, Todd and Marty are both in agreement that if anybody tried to become a real-life superhero, they would not survive a single day. [36], In an interview with Total Film, Aaron Johnson confirmed that the film stays true to the adult nature of the comic series by featuring a large amount of profanity and graphic violence. Following the event, Dave decides to quit being Kick-Ass. His wife committed suicide, leaving behind his daughter Mindy. [39], On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 76% based on reviews from 260 critics, and an average rating is 7/10. Later on, he dresses up as Ass-Kicker and becomes a member of the Justice Forever team. Six weeks later, he reassembles the remnants of Justice Forever and attempts to lead them in a covert operation to liberate Hit-Girl; the team is spotted outside the prison walls, however, and flees, leaving Mindy in the prison cell. It was the opening gala premiere at SXSW 2010. Dave was kidnapped, but was rescued by Hit-Girl. Red Mist and Kick-Ass part ways. Dave returns to crime-fighting and gains notoriety after saving a man from a gang attack. Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl resolve to defeat Frank D'Amico once and for all. Roger Ebert found the film highly offensive and "morally reprehensible", giving it one out of four stars. I would never in a million years say that. I asked. [5], The film was listed among the most infringed films of 2010; according to statistics on TorrentFreak, the film was illegally downloaded over 11.4 million times, second only to Avatar. The film has gained a strong cult following since its release on DVD and Blu-ray. Other studios expressed interest but wanted to make the characters older. [42] Peter Bradshaw gave the film 5/5 stars and called it an "explosion in a bad taste factory" that is "thoroughly outrageous, jaw-droppingly violent and very funny riff on the quasi-porn world of comic books; except that there is absolutely no 'quasi' about it. "[12] David Cox wrote an article published in The Guardian, saying that the film "kicks the c-word into the mainstream [...] has inadvertently dispatched our last big expletive. Kick-Ass attempted to interrogate a group of people in a bar for information, but a man named Moscow revealed the burglar as Tay Weez and gave out his address just to get back at him for not paying the money he owed. https://kick-ass.fandom.com/wiki/Ass-Kicker?oldid=13123. 'Well, "Johnny Romita" wasn't tough enough. He was replaced by Augustus Prew in the sequel. Dave's father, who had discovered his son's secret identity prior to this event, claimed himself to be Kick-Ass and turned himself in, unwilling to see his son arrested. Unhappy with the misunderstanding, Dave nevertheless appreciates the opportunity to get closer to Katie. This version does not contain the aforementioned deleted content. He's carefree, and exhibits extreme eagerness at becoming a superhero. Despite having generated some controversy for its profanity and violence performed by a child, Kick-Ass was well received by both critics and audiences. Vaughn gave Romita a carte blanche on the art direction of the sequence. Later on, he dresses up as Ass-Kicker and becomes a member of the Justice Forever team.

[4][5] On its debut weekend in the United States it took in $19.8 million in 3,065 theaters, averaging $6,469 per theater. However, they find the warehouse on fire and Frank's men dead. [38] The film's final gross in the U.S. was $48,071,303 and $48,117,600 outside of the U.S. with a worldwide gross of $96,188,903. "[52], In an interview, Matthew Vaughn said, "There is about 18 minutes of [deleted] footage, which is really good stuff.

At Rasul's place, Kick-Ass is quickly overwhelmed by Rasul's thugs. It was followed by Kick-Ass 2. [27], Vaughn had a little trouble adapting to film: the film had no studio. [15], Vaughn said that, "We wrote the script and the comic at the same time so it was a very sort of collaborative, organic process. [11][12] John Romita Jr. appears without his face being shown: "I was a barista. In 2018, Vaughn announced his intentions to reboot the series.

[72] The game was released on the PlayStation Network on 29 April 2010. I knew who he was and what he had done but I didn't know him. His role in the death of Kick-Ass' father is not known to any of Justice Forever. [66] At the Justice Forever headquarters, tensions were rising since no one has made an arrest in seven weeks. [70], The video game based on the movie was produced by WHA Entertainment and Frozen Codebase. The movie made that week's "Your Movie Sucks" list of one-star movies. He pitched me the idea. After coming home, Dave realizes he is in over his head, and plans to give up crime-fighting.

Even as she wields outlandish weaponry, she comes off as adorable.

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