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"KICK-ASS"
(2010) (Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
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Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
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Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
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Topics To
Talk About
Violence
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QUICK TAKE:
Action-Comedy: A teenage superhero wannabe finds himself in over his head when he takes to the streets to fight crime, but runs afoul of a drug kingpin who doesn't like his efforts or that of other superheroes, including a father-daughter duo.
PLOT:
Dave Lizewski (AARON JOHNSON) is an average teenager who, like his best friends Marty (CLARK DUKE) and Todd (EVAN PETERS), wouldn't stand out in a crowd and thus is essentially invisible to the girl of his dreams, Katie Deauxma (LYNDSY FONESCA). Of course, Dave's comic book obsession probably doesn't help matters, although he doesn't let anyone know he's ordered his own superhero outfit.

With that, he decides to hit the streets as "Kick-Ass," but his first foray into crime-fighting results in him being knifed in the gut and then hit by a car. The latter not only results in him receiving various metal plates throughout his body, but also the inability to feel pain. That gives him new confidence for his next outing as a superhero, and while he gets beat up quite badly, he saves a victim and in the process becomes a viral Internet sensation after video of his deed goes online.

That doesn't sit well with drug kingpin Frank D'Amico (MARK STRONG) who thinks this masked figure is responsible for thwarting the efforts of his goons. When his men, including Big Joe (MICHAEL RISPOLI) and corrupt cop Det. Gigante (XANDER BERKELEY), can't find Kick-Ass, Frank's teenage son, Chris (CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE) -- who wants to join his dad in the family business -- offers to pose as another superhero, Red Mist, and thus lure the fellow teen into a trap.

Little do the criminals know that the real thorn in their side is Damon Macready (NICOLAS CAGE), a one-time cop -- and former partner to Sgt. Marcus Williams (OMARI HARDWICK) -- whose superhero alter-ego is Big Daddy and who has an axe to grind with Frank. Unlike the teens, Damon is highly trained and possesses a large arsenal of powerful weapons, something he shares with his equally proficient 11-year-old daughter, Mindy (CHLOE GRACE MORETZ), a.k.a. Hit-Girl.

As Dave continues on his quest, little does he anticipate the ramifications his actions will have not only on himself, but also for others.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
As it's a superhero movie with kids of varying ages as the main characters, it's a good bet many will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
Considering what occurs in the film (deadly violence, profanity, sex, pretending to be and/or acting as a superhero, criminal behavior, drug use, etc.) it's highly unlikely many, if any, parents would consider any of the major characters as good role models.
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OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
The following is a brief summary of the content found in this R-rated action comedy. Profanity consists of at least 86 "f" words, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually related dialogue is present, as is a sexual encounter between teens (movement/sounds) and other fooling around between them. Other sexually related material is also present, as are views of scantily clad women and topless tribal women.

Violence consists of people being killed via various means, and others are beaten up badly or otherwise wounded to varying degrees. While most of this stems from a superhero context (and is played as black comedy), much of that violence is quite brutal in nature, and some of it is inflicted on kids posing as superheroes. That violence has varying degrees of bloodiness/goriness (sometimes a lot, including a leg being cut off and a view of a badly burned man), and those scenes and moments of potential peril could be unsettling for some viewers. All of that fighting, action and other behavior (including underage cursing, drug use, etc.) may be enticing for kids to imitate.

Bad attitudes are present, as is tense family material, while drug use occurs (including by a teen) as does drinking and brief smoking. Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, there's some of that from an upward view of passing by a number of lights in a ceiling. Later, there's some of that from gunfire in the dark, followed by full and real strobe effects from such a machine.

For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there's some bouncy camerawork during a foot chase, while later there's some bouncy camera footage from inside a car.



ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • A thug smokes what looks like a joint.
  • One of Frank's men is accused of selling coke to some Russians and then taking the money.
  • Damon explains to Mindy that his training of her will prepare her for dealing with any potential "junkie asshole."
  • Seeing some thugs trying to steal a car, Dave tries to intervene in superhero mode. One of the thugs responds, "This m*therf*cker is obviously high."
  • A goon who's in trouble with Frank's team is placed inside a large, walk-in, industrial microwave. Outside that, Joe repeatedly asks him about some missing coke.
  • Miscellaneous people drink in a bar.
  • We hear that Katie volunteers at a needle exchange program.
  • We see many people doing drugs (pot, etc.) in an apartment where liquor is also present.
  • Frank does a line of coke.
  • Chris smokes a joint while driving, saying that weed takes the edge off. He offers that to Dave who declines.
  • Frank has a drink.
  • Frank has a drink in a later scene.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Dave jokes about messing his pants after having a brief run-in with Chris' huge bodyguard.
  • Dave is bloody after a thug stabs him in the gut with switchblade and then from a car suddenly hitting him.
  • A goon who's in trouble with Frank's team is placed inside a large, walk-in, industrial microwave. That's then turned on, the man starts to react, and we then see a tremendous amount of blood and gore splatter onto the window.
  • Dave and a man he was trying to protect from some thugs are bloody (the other man more than Dave) from the attack and fighting.
  • Mindy, in superhero mode, attacks and kills various thugs, starting with a large blade suddenly coming out through one man's chest, the result of Mindy driving that through him from behind. She then proceeds to attack everyone else, slicing and cutting them with acrobatic skill, including slicing off one man's leg (that and the cutting has very bloody results). We then see the view outside the apartment door where two blades suddenly burst through that, with blood running down from her killing a woman inside. The goon outside then comes in to take out Mindy, but a sniper shot from Damon through the window and across the alley kills the man (also with bloody results).
  • We see a man in a car that's positioned in a car crusher being controlled by Damon and Mindy. She then activates it and the device slowly starts to crush the car and the man (we see a brief burst of blood onto the windows during this).
  • We see blood on the back of a man's shirt when he's shot twice.
  • Dave and Chris arrive at Frank's lumber factory that's now fully ablaze and find several dead and bloody men inside, one whose throat has been slit (with bloody results).
  • We see recorded video of Damon's attack on Frank's lumber factory and him killing the heavily armed men there waiting to ambush Dave (the latter never happens). During that, Damon hits, shoots, stabs and slices many men (with various weapons and with bloody results).
  • Dave and Damon become progressively bloodier (including from Dave's mouth) as Frank's goons keep beating and torturing them. The latter also includes setting Damon on fire, and when he's put out, his skin is badly burned. During that, Mindy then goes on the attack and kills all of the goons, with varying degrees of bloody results.
  • Mindy pretends to be a lost little girl to make some of Frank's goons drop their guard. She then has her gun inside one man's mouth and shoots through that to kill another. She then shoots everyone dead in the building lobby, with varying degrees of bloody results.
  • Mindy continues her attack, this time with a knife or some sort of blade attached to a rope or cable that she flicks out to stab, slice and otherwise kill many men, including using that rope to cause one man to shoot himself (with bloody results).
  • Mindy then proceeds to shoot many heavily armed men (handguns, shotguns, machine guns, etc.), killing all of them (with bloody results).
  • Using a jet pack to fly up to window level, Dave then uses the large caliber machine guns on that machine to blast through the windows and shoot three men dead (with bloody results).
  • Frank and Mindy are bloody after fighting each other, which also holds true for Dave and Chris who are fighting nearby.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Frank is a drug kingpin and he and his goons all have bad attitudes.
  • Two thugs rob Dave and Todd, with the joke being this isn't the first time and it's somewhat expected.
  • Some viewers might not like an 11-year-old girl posing as a (highly efficient) superhero who takes a severe beating, but also kills various villains and uses strong profanity.
  • Some thugs try to steal a car and then beat up Dave when he tries to intervene in superhero mode.
  • A miscellaneous person accidentally hits Dave with his car, panics and then drives off without stopping.
  • Some thus chase and beat up a man and then beat up Dave when he tries to intervene.
  • TV host Craig Ferguson jokes on his show that Kick-Ass looks like a transvestite.
  • Dave goes along with the rumor of being gay so that he can try to get closer to Katie.
  • There's talk of Katie getting a black eye from her thug boyfriend in the past.
  • Mindy refers to Dave's taser as gay-looking and later refers to it as the "gaylord taser."
  • A police figure is in Frank's back pocket.
  • A cop breaks into Damon's place, but we then learn that he's Damon's former partner.
  • We see comic strip panels that narrate Damon's past as a former cop who was falsely framed and then imprisoned as a drug dealer by Frank.
  • Chris decides to pose as a superhero to gain Dave's trust and thus lure him into a trap for his father.
  • We see still video images of some women that Chris has previously captured with his hidden video camera.
  • Chris lies to Dave about being in trouble and them needing Damon and Mindy's help (all to set up an ambush of the latter two).
  • Todd makes what sounded like a sexual remark about Mindy (having seen in her action on Internet video, and despite her being 11-years-old), including that he had been saving himself.
  • Two bullies at school demand Mindy's money, with her cracking her knuckles in preparation for beating them up (not seen).
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" and/or "Blood/Gore" may be unsettling and/or suspenseful to younger viewers and/or those with low tolerance levels for such material, but the fact that most of this is played to varying degrees of black comedy greatly lessens the realism of most of it.
  • For those with vertigo or related height issues, we see an overhead, aerial view looking straight down from atop a tall building.
  • One of Frank's men is accused of selling coke to some Russians and then taking the money. He claims he's innocent, but no one believes him, and another goon holds a bolt cutter around one of his fingers. We then hear that snip and scream, but don't see the actual cut.
  • A goon who's in trouble with Frank's team is placed inside a large, walk-in, industrial microwave. That's then turned on, the man starts to react, and we then see a tremendous amount of blood and gore splatter onto the window.
  • We see a man in a car that's positioned in a car crusher being controlled by Damon and Mindy. She then activates it and the device slowly starts to crush the car and the man (we see a brief burst of blood onto the windows during this).
  • Seeing Kick-Ass walking down the street, Frank has his driver follow him into an alley. Frank then gets out, kicks Kick-Ass to the street and then punches and kicks him quite hard. When a bystander passes by, Frank shoots that man in the back twice, and then shoots Kick-Ass in the head (we later learn this was an impersonator).
  • Dave and Chris arrive at Frank's lumber factory that's now fully ablaze. Chris and then Dave rush in, with both running about the flames and smoke, looking for anyone to rescue. They find a few dead men, while Dave is blown backwards by a fiery explosion when he opens a door. Chris then gets Dave out of there.
  • Frank's masked goons broadcast the torture and intended murder of Damon and Dave (who are shackled to chairs). They start with brass knuckles, hitting both hard, followed by batons and then a baseball bat to do the same (including hitting Dave in the crotch with the latter). The goons then hit the two simultaneously with all of the above, with increasing amounts of blood, including from Dave's mouth. They then pour kerosene around them, and eventually set Damon on fire.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Shotguns/Machine guns/Bazooka/Knives/Switchblades/Swords (or large blades)/Grenades/Ninja batons/Taser/Brass Knuckles: Carried and/or used to threaten, wound or kill others and/or cause property damage. See "Violence" for details.
  • Frank's doorman wants a gun, but isn't given one until late in the film.
  • Frank has two artsy and large paintings of handguns in his office.
  • We see a large array of weaponry (guns, machine guns, a bazooka, etc.) on Damon's walls.
  • Damon gives Mindy a switchblade for her birthday and she expertly flips it around, closes and opens it, etc. while chatting with him.
  • Chris holds a handgun while pretending to make a call as a mobster.
  • Mindy flings a throwing star into a painting of Frank on Damon's wall.
  • Chris grabs a large ninja sword to use on Dave, but the latter and Mindy have already left.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "What the f*ck /are you looking at/is wrong with you?" "It's just f*cking psycho," "That's a f*cking lie," "You are f*cking awesome," "I'm just f*cking with you, daddy," "Get the f*ck out of here," "This m*therf*cker is obviously high," "F*ck this sh*t," "Now we're getting f*cked in the ass by a ghost," "Give it a f*cking rest," "It's f*cking awesome," "You're f*cking crazy," "That f*cking rocked," "F*ck yeah," "Who the f*ck are you supposed to be, the green condom?" "You're a f*cking cop," "F*ck you very much," "F*cked up superhero club," "I don't f*cking believe it," "You (dumb little) f*cks," "Are you f*cking kidding me?" "Where the f*ck are you?" "Move your f*cking ass," "I would definitely f*ck his brains out," "I'm f*cking screwed," "Show's over, m*therf*ckers," "Holy f*ck," "Crazy sh*t," "Don't mean sh*t," "Piece of sh*t," "Holy sh*t," "Oh sh*t," "You're a d*ck," "You're a p*ssy," "Greasy little c*cks*ckers," "Okay you c*nts," "Stupid d*ck in a wetsuit," "Biggest bunch of p*ssies," "Kick-ass," "Dude," "Junkie asshole," "Good call, baby-doll," "Screw," "Sucks," "I look like a putz," "Bitches," "Ass-kick," "That is one gay-looking taser," "Superhero nut job," "Gaylord taser," "What a douche," "It so sucks that you're gay," "Get the hell out," "What the hell is this?" "Straight up," "Chick," "Hell yeah," "Hot damn," "Smart ass," "I saved your sorry ass," "Shut the hell up," "Damn straight," "You dumb ass" and "Say hello to my little friend" (referring to a weapon).
  • All of the action, fighting and other stunts might be enticing for kids to imitate.
  • Young girls, if they manage to see the film, might be inspired to imitate Mindy and her deadly violence, cussing and more.
  • A kid in a superhero outfit jumps off a building and plummets fast toward the street below. But rather than curve up into flight, he smashes into a car on the street, crushing it (and presumably dies in the process).
  • We see graffiti in various scenes.
  • Dave and his friends goof around with their lunches, with Todd holding up a piece of bread with a hole in it and he sticks his tongue through that, saying it's one of the other guy's moms. Dave then takes two round lumps of food and stuffs them in his mouth, saying it's the guy's dad, but Todd says it's the mother again.
  • A thug has many tattoos.
  • Damon holds a handgun on his daughter, calming explaining what's going to occur and asking her questions, etc. He then shoots her, knocking her off her feet, but we then see she's wearing a bulletproof vest. There's a comment that two more practice shots are coming, but we only hear one of them (and don't see the impact).
  • After practicing his jumps down on the ground, Dave sizes up the distance between building rooftops and sprints toward the edge of one, but stops just short when he gets there.
  • Damon gives Mindy a switchblade for her birthday and she expertly flips it around, closes and opens it, etc. while chatting with him.
  • Frank's thugs put one of their own in an industrial-sized microwave, turn it on, and let him explode. Kids might get the same idea with animals and the home microwave.
  • Knowing he no longer has any pain receptors, Marty and Todd repeatedly hit and smash him with things in the cafeteria to test that.
  • Dave does various superhero moves with his superhero batons while dressed in his costume, all in front of his mirror.
  • Some thugs who fight Dave are heavily tattooed.
  • A thug puts out his cigarette in his own palm.
  • Mindy jumps from one rooftop to another.
  • Chris drives fast in his souped-up superhero car. He smokes a joint while driving, saying that weed takes the edge off. He offers that to Dave who declines.
  • We see still video images of some women that Chris has previously captured with his hidden video camera.
  • Frank's masked goons broadcast the torture and intended murder of Damon and Dave (who are shackled to chairs).
  • Mindy drives Chris' car (she's only 11).
  • JUMP SCENES
  • A goon is suddenly shot and killed.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of suspenseful, ominous and action-oriented music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • A song had lyrics we couldn't fully hear and/or understand, thus presenting the possibility of it containing something objectionable.
  • Part of the Joan Jett song "Bad Reputation" plays during one action scene and includes several uses of "damn."
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 86 "f" words (8 used with "mother," while two are used sexually as is the term "laid"), 35 "s" words, 5 slang terms using female genitals ("p*ssy" and "c*nt"), 4 using male genitals ("c*cks*cker" and "d*ck"), 3 for breasts (variations of "t*t"), 62 asses (5 used with "hole"), 13 hells, 6 damns (some occurring in a song), 2 variations of "crap," 2 uses each of "G-damn," "Jesus" and "Oh God" and 1 use each of "For Christ's sakes" and "My God."
  • Dave's chooses Kick-Ass as his superhero name, and thus "ass" is said many times in that context, and is similarly seen written many times on various items.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Some miscellaneous students show cleavage.
  • As Dave describes his life, we scenes that are intercut together, one of him at home in front of his computer (with talk of a web site about nipples), while another features a real and then imagined view of his teacher in the classroom. She shows some cleavage in reality, but he imagines her then coming on to him, including removing her shirt and suggestively asking about her "t*ts" that she moves around with her hands. During this, he's masturbating in front of the computer (we don't see the act, but see his pants around his ankles and then him throwing tissues into the trashcan (and talks of the "whack off deposit"). He then comments (in voice-over narration) about it not taking much for him, and we see a still image on the computer of bare-breasted tribal women, and again he masturbates (just like before, with tissues ending up in the trashcan).
  • Dave and his friends goof around with their lunches, with Todd holding up a piece of bread with a hole in it and he sticks his tongue through that, saying it's one of the other guy's moms. Dave then takes two round lumps of food and stuffs them in his mouth, saying it's the guy's dad, but Todd says it's the mother again.
  • Wondering why Paris Hilton has fans who want to be her and Spider-Man doesn't, Marty complains about Hilton having no "t*ts." That's followed by talk of the superhero not having a porn tape, but one of the guys makes a joking comment about just that.
  • Dave has various posters in his bedroom of scantily clad women (bikini, another showing a bare back, etc.).
  • Dave's teacher shows some cleavage while bent over.
  • About another story of a now dead goon supposedly stealing coke, Frank sarcastically says, "Now we're getting f*cked in the ass by a ghost."
  • About police reports that Dave was found nude after some thugs attacked him (he asked the emergency responders not to allow anyone to see him in his superhero costume), Dave's dad incompletely asks, "They didn't..?" (sexually molest him), but Dave defensively says no.
  • About those reports, Dave learns of rumors that he's gay. Katie believes that and then accepts him as her gay best friend. One friend says that might get Dave "laid" but the other says not with her thinking he's gay.
  • Seeing Dave in his costume, a thug sarcastically asks, "Who the f*ck are you supposed to be, the Green Condom?"
  • A woman leans over toward Dave and vigorously jostles her large breasts toward him (showing lots of cleavage and commenting about her "t*tties").
  • A large billboard shows a female model reclining in skimpy lingerie.
  • Mindy tells Dave that the signal that calls her and her dad into action is in the shape of "a giant c*ck."
  • We see Dave in just his briefs as he applies tanning lotion to Katie's bare back (she's in just her panties and folds her arms to cover her bare breasts).
  • A goon tells a sexual joke about sitting naked with a woman and mentions the "first thing that comes up" (an erection reference).
  • We see still video images of some women that Chris has previously captured with his hidden video camera.
  • Dressed as Kick-Ass, Dave surprises Katie in her room. Rather than be excited, however, she goes on the attack, first spraying something into his eyes and then hitting him repeatedly with a tennis racket. He then reveals who he is and that he isn't gay. He's about to leave when she says he can stay, with him asking if that will be like a sleepover and she suggestively says no. They then sit on the bed and kiss, with him awkwardly groping her clothed breasts.
  • After Dave and Katie have had sex (above, and she knows he's really Kick-Ass), she states in front of both groups of their friends (and about the superhero) that she would definitely "f*ck his brains out" if she had the chance. He then comments on going to see a movie, so the two leave, but only get as far as the back alley where they start making out. Her legs then go up around him and they have standing sex (movement and sounds, but no nudity).
  • Todd makes what sounded like a sexual remark about Mindy (having seen in her action on Internet video, and despite her being 11-years-old), including that he had been saving himself.
  • Dave makes out with Katie, while Todd makes out with another girl.
  • SMOKING
  • Frank flicks his cigarette away in one scene, Joe smokes once, and a few miscellaneous characters also smoke.
  • A thug puts out his cigarette in his own palm.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • In a flashback, Dave's mom's head suddenly hits the kitchen table, with her dead from an aneurysm (played for laughs).
  • We see comic strip panels that narrate Damon's past as a former cop who was falsely framed and then imprisoned as a drug dealer by Frank. We then see that his pregnant wife killed herself, but that doctors managed to deliver and save Mindy.
  • Damon sees Chris shoot Mindy out a window, but is shocked into submission before he can try to help her.
  • SPOILER ALERT: Mindy must contend with seeing her father beaten, tortured and burned alive, and then die from that.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • The film's homage and send-up of superhero characters and movies.
  • The film having an 11-year-old girl posing as a (highly efficient) superhero who takes a severe beating, but also kills various villains and uses strong profanity.
  • Revenge.
  • Posing as a superhero or imitating other such fictional characters and the potential repercussions of doing so.
  • Chris wanting to follow in his father's criminal footsteps.
  • VIOLENCE
  • A kid in a superhero outfit jumps off a building and plummets fast toward the street below. But rather than curve up into flight, he smashes into a car on the street, crushing it (and presumably dies in the process).
  • One of Frank's men is accused of selling coke to some Russians and then taking the money. He claims he's innocent, but no one believes him, and another goon holds a bolt cutter around one of his fingers. We then hear that snip and scream, but don't see the actual cut.
  • Damon holds a handgun on his daughter, calming explaining what's going to occur and asking her questions, etc. He then shoots her, knocking her off her feet, but we then see she's wearing a bulletproof vest. There's a comment that two more practice shots are coming, but we only hear one of them (and don't see the impact).
  • Seeing some thugs trying to steal a car, Dave tries to intervene in superhero mode. One then punches Dave, but he hits one with his baton and then goes after the second who avoids the swings. He then stabs Dave in the gut with a switchblade (with bloody results) and those two thugs flee. As Dave stumbles about, a car suddenly hits him, with the driver panicking and then driving off. We later see and hear that Dave had various metal rods placed in his broken body and that his nerve endings now no longer feel pain.
  • A goon who's in trouble with Frank's team is placed inside a large, walk-in, industrial microwave. That's then turned on, the man starts to react, and we then see a tremendous amount of blood and gore splatter onto the window.
  • Knowing he no longer has any pain receptors, Marty and Todd repeatedly hit and smash him with things in the cafeteria to test that.
  • Several thugs knocks people aside as they chase a man through the city. Dave ends up falling to the street while trying to rescue a cat, with the fleeing man then tripping over him. The goons then show up and proceed to kick and punch the other man, with Dave then trying to defend him. He ends up getting beat up quite bad (punches, etc. and a trashcan is bashed over his back), but delivers his share of hard blows back to them as well, eventually causing them to stop their attack on him and the other man.
  • Dave, in superhero mode, seeks out a thug to make him pay for blackening Katie's eye in the past. When he finds him, the man's goons surround Dave who fires a taser to the thug's head, shocking him. The thug then grabs a large knife to use on Dave, but a large blade suddenly comes out through the man's chest, the result of Mindy driving that through him from behind. She then proceeds to attack everyone else, slicing and cutting them with acrobatic skill, including slicing off one man's leg (that and the cutting has very bloody results). One man pulls his switchblade, so she pulls hers and throws it into him before kicking him backwards. When a woman tries to escape and then breaks a bottle to use on Mindy, we see the view outside the apartment door where two blades suddenly burst through that, with blood running down from that. The goon outside then comes in to take out Mindy, but a sniper shot from Damon through the window and across the alley kills the man (also with bloody results).
  • We see a man in a car that's positioned in a car crusher being controlled by Damon and Mindy. She then activates it and the device slowly starts to crush the car and the man (we see a brief burst of blood onto the windows during this).
  • Seeing Kick-Ass walking down the street, Frank has his driver follow him into an alley. Frank then gets out, kicks Kick-Ass to the street and then punches and kicks him quite hard. When a bystander passes by, Frank shoots that man in the back twice, and then shoots Kick-Ass in the head (we later learn this was an impersonator).
  • Chris hurts his ankle when jumping down from something to an alley.
  • Dave and Chris arrive at Frank's lumber factory that's now fully ablaze (and Dave is blown backwards by a fiery explosion when he opens a door) and they find several dead and bloody men inside, one whose throat has been slit (with bloody results).
  • We see recorded video of Damon's attack on Frank's lumber factory and him killing the heavily armed men there waiting to ambush Dave (the latter never happens). During that, Damon hits, shoots, stabs and slices many men (with various weapons and with bloody results). He also uses a grenade and then sets fire to the factory building.
  • Dressed as Kick-Ass, Dave surprises Katie in her room. Rather than be excited, however, she goes on the attack, first spraying something into his eyes and then hitting him repeatedly with a tennis racket.
  • Chris lies to Dave about being in trouble and them needing Damon and Mindy's help (all to set up an ambush of the latter two). When they arrive at Damon and Mindy's safe house, Chris shoots Mindy out the window, while goons arrive and shock Damon into submission while grabbing Dave.
  • Frank's masked goons broadcast the torture and intended murder of Damon and Dave (who are shackled to chairs). They start with brass knuckles, hitting both hard, followed by batons and then a baseball bat to do the same (including hitting Dave in the crotch with the latter). The goons then hit the two simultaneously with all of the above, with increasing amounts of blood, including from Dave's mouth. They then pour kerosene around them, but before one goon can light that, he's suddenly shot and killed. The lights then go out and Mindy starts her attack, flitting about while shooting the goons one by one. During this, however, one ignites the kerosene below Damon and the flames grow from his feet and then up his body as Mindy races to kill everyone so she can rescue her dad. When she's done, she shoots the camera broadcasting all of that.
  • Mindy pretends to be a lost little girl to make some of Frank's goons drop their guard. She then has her gun inside one man's mouth and shoots through that to kill another. She then shoots everyone dead in the building lobby, with varying degrees of bloody results.
  • Mindy continues her attack, this time with a knife or some sort of blade attached to a rope or cable that she flicks out to stab, slice and otherwise kill many men, including using that rope to cause one man to shoot himself (with bloody results).
  • Mindy then proceeds to shoot many heavily armed men (handguns, shotguns, machine guns, etc.), killing all of them (with bloody results).
  • After Mindy has run out of ammo and hides in a large kitchen, one goon riddles the place with machine gun fire, but doesn't hit her, while she manages to fling two large kitchen knives into one man's chest, killing him.
  • Using a jet pack to fly up to window level, Dave then uses the large caliber machine guns on that machine to blast through the windows and shoot three men dead (with bloody results).
  • Frank kicks Mindy, followed by the two involved in a brutal fight, with her punching and biting him, while he slams her hard back against a staircase. She hits him from that position, including stabbing him, followed by him slamming her down onto a table where he then punches her in the face several times (both are very bloody from this). During all of that, Dave and Chris battle with various blows, ending when the two knock each other out. Frank then prepares to shoot Mindy, but Chris gets his attention before shooting him with a bazooka. That projectile blasts Frank out a window and through the air before exploding.



  • Reviewed April 7, 2010 / Posted April 16, 2010

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