In this swearing kid's movie is a teenager who loves superheroes as much as the next, but girls seem to simply avoid any contact with him. One day, he decides to become a superhero, even if he doesn't have any powers or training whatsoever. Basically, he wants to spread a positive message by diving straight into the serious murderer life. As missions and popularity rise, he learns more about responsibility and meets a ton of people who want to be his allies, including a girl and her dad who turn out to be much more sophisticated. It's like a Facebook post with 100 or so likes compared to another with just a few. Just because it has more likes doesn't mean it's better. It then turns out that an organization wants to take revenge on the daddy, and Kick-Ass appears to be a connection.
Most of this movie doesn't belong to Kick-Ass, it belongs to Hit Girl. There's a target audience for this movie, and it's the type of people who like to see people being shot like video game targets. When a character gets killed, main or not, it's shocking, but that's a good thing because with so much different over the top action, it's hard to get scared in a movie these days. Kick-Ass and Hit Girl both give it their all, but in the end, it just isn't enough. There are more scenes with Aaron Johnson's character, Dave, on screen, getting hurt than being a hero. I did like when Kick-Ass develops a little superpower: a better ability with stamina, without going too far away from substance. Other than a jetpack, which is an "if only" to me, this movie isn't cheesy enough to never happen in real life, but it can still get pretty cheesy looking, and not the kind I like.