I got the chance to check out two films today, one in the theater and one on the internet. As you can tell by the title, I’m gonna be reviewing both “Kick Ass,” starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Meretz, Nicholas Cage, and McLovin, as well as Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” starring Viggo Mortensen.
Let’s start with Kick Ass. I can say for one thing that this movie lived up to it’s hype and more. While not perfect, it’s a fun, ass kicking (haha) film and a great way to start up the near summer season.
The actors for the most part are incredible. Aaron Johnson as Kick Ass was fun to watch as well was shown as someone we could compare ourselves to. It’s nice to see this guy get the girl and kick some ass (hahaha I made another joke). Of course the real scene stealer is Hit Girl and Big Daddy. These two characters were the most interesting characters, not to say Kick Ass himself wasn’t interesting.
The action is awesome. The title of course isn’t false advertisement. There are many scenes where I felt like screaming “FUCK YEAH!”
This film also has a great message about how people act. We hear on the news about all this shit happening and then we don’t do anything about it. And it is presented in the most bad ass way (I was tired of saying “Kick Ass”)
Any problems? The middle kinda drags in bits, but that’s very short boredom and the film is awesome from beginning to end. If you haven’t seen it, go check it out this weekend, I know it just made the highest opening day for an R rated film or something like that and it deserves it.
Overall rating for Kick Ass: 9/10
And now for The Road. I read the book by Cormac McCarthy when I first saw the trailer for this film because I’m a literary type, haha. Of course McCarthy wrote the book “No Ending-er, Country for Old Men,” a film I still get into fights over, and directed by John Hilcoat.
I have to say I was pretty pissed when this got a limited release because I wanted to see it, but I watched it on the internet today, and I have to say it is one of the best adaptations I’ve ever seen. It’s a beautiful film that explores McCarthy’s book in the best way it can.
It is a dark film, kinda depressing, and it’s not a movie for people who are looking for some optimistic film. The performances are great in this film, especially from Viggo Mortensen and the actor playing his son, and the son was the best outta the two.
It can be dark, suspenseful, but there is always this shroud of hope somewhere deep down.
I give The Road a 9/10.
Check out both these movies if you can. They’re worth it! Peace to your brother, Shane.