Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass is a movie that almost any comic book fanboy would want in their collection. It succeeds in many ways where Snyder’s adaptation of Watchmen failed. While both movies took certain liberties with the source material, Kick-Ass overcame those and still managed to be entertaining without boring or infuriating fans of the original comic.
Basically Kick-Ass is the story of what happens when a normal kid decides he wants to be a superhero. Since this is the real world with no radioactive spiders or planet Krypton; the results are brutal and very bloody. But there’s smart humor as well and the result is a very entertaining satire of the whole superhero genre. Vaughn pulled this off so well that one can tell that X-Men is in very good hands.
The BluRay of Kick-Ass is actually a three disc set, but the actual BluRay content is only on one disc. Disc two is a DVD copy of the movie and disc three is the Digital Copy. Despite that, there are quite a few great extras including a picture-in-picture commentary, a feature on the creation of the comic, and a behind the scenes documentary that runs about as long as the movie (although it’s broken up in parts so you don’t have to watch it all at once). And as you’d expect from a BluRay the picture is pretty solid. It’s not completely plagued by DNR like some more recent discs have been, but there’s a little that you can notice.
Again, if you’re a fan of superheroes; you’ll find something to like in Kick-Ass. Hopefully we’ll get a sequel after Millar publishes his.