Tag Archives: Nicolas Cage

Kick-Ass movie

2 Sep

Another comic-book adaptation comes to the screen, but this one delivers on all points because it surprises audiences with its humor, vulgar language, and gratuitous violence performed by two young actors that look like they belong in a private prep-school rather than a cape and mask.

Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) is mugged, and then hit by a car. As a result of the accident, Lizewski has a high tolerance for pain. Even though he doesn’t have any real superpowers he is caught on film fighting bad guys and overnight he becomes an internet sensation known as Kick Ass. It is not long, until he teams up with a father/daughter crime-fighters, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), she is an eighty pound deadly assassin that ends up stealing the movie with her one liners and ultra violent action sequences.  The film works for audiences because it builds itself into a comic-book movie that lives up to its name.

WORD COUNT: 160

Adam’s Grade: B+

Chuck’s Grade: A+

SEEKING JUSTICE IS NOT FOUND

27 Aug

Today’s review comes straight to us from Netflix. Seeking Justice held the first slot in my Recently Added rotation. The movie’s sleeve image had a large profile of Nicolas Cage with inserts of January Jones and Guy Pearce. Although, the latter two actors are two of my favorites, I knew what I was getting myself into.

Cage’s wife is raped and left in critical condition. A strange man (Pearce) approaches Cage and offers a unique service–vigilante justice in return for a favor. The film takes much too long to develop and the script begins to resemble Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club where everyone and their brother is involved in the “secret” group. I must admit the film held my attention, but the hour and forty-four minutes felt much longer, especially when the little things shown in the beginning of the movie become the obvious resolution choices for film’s ending. I would recommend letting this film pass you by in the rotation.

WORD COUNT: 159

Chuck’s Grade: D
Adam’s Grade: N/A