Movie Reviews: Kickass

I saw this movie about two weeks ago, but haven’t gotten around to reviewing it yet. Normally I try to review the movie the night that I see it, but these past few weeks I’ve really been slacking off on my blog. I apologize for that, and promise to make my posts more consistent in the future.

Something that occurred to me recently is that if I want to be a professional novelist, then I need to start writing more regularly. This is of course obvious, but unfortunately I am inherently lazy. In order to do something about this I and my writing group have decided to hold Writing Tuesdays, where we all get together and spend all day writing. They’ve been doing this for a while, and I’ve only just recently joined them. In fact, today is my first day.

I remembered something that Brandon said on Writing Excuses, about how the first hour or so of writing really is the least productive time you’ll spend. I decided that it would be best to start off my all day writing session’s least productive period by writing something else first, namely this post, before diving into my book.

As far as the movie Kickass is concerned, there’s a lot to be said, and a lot that has been said, both in support of, and as an attack on the movie. Since many others have already commented on the movie, I’ll just give you a brief summary of what I thought of the movie itself. Not the issues of morality it raises, or any of those things.

Simply put, I liked it. However, I recommend extreme caution. It is graphically violent, shocking and funny at the same time (please refer to the microwave interrogation scene). In other words, it’s rated R for a reason. But, since it was about a kid who decides to become a superhero I wasn’t going to skip this movie. It’s like my fanboy fantasies come to life. Or the silver screen, which is close enough.

If you don’t like violent movies that also happen to be hilarious, I don’t really recommend this movie. But as an experience it was hilarious, and best experienced with friends.

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