— by JASON EAKEN —
The more I see of the upcoming movie “Kick-Ass,” the more I want to see it. I thought the trailer was hysterical, capturing just the right tone for the movie and not being afraid to go dark. This clip is the same way.
Many comedies incorporate some violence, but few of them find the right weight to give that violence. Notice the way this scene is shot. The tone of the dialogue walks the line between hilarious and morbid, so that we are amused by it but still take it seriously. Nicolas Cage does a great job of not over-playing the joke, and his mustache-acting has never been better.
I also like director Matthew Vaughn’s (of “Layer Cake” and “Stardust”) instincts, cutting wide at a few key moments to show the exact physical layout of the scene. It takes advantage of everyone’s mental image seeing a father and a daughter having a heart to heart … while Dad holds a gun.
“Kick-Ass” opens on April 16, 2010
Source: Trailer Addict