Oh man. After the jump, I’ve got the red-band trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, and I think I’m in love. It features then 11-year-old Chloe Moretz as foul-mouthed Hit-Girl, who’s fond of using the F and C words. Hey, I love the C word! And 11-year-olds!
Kick-Ass tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to become a real-life superhero. He chooses a new name — Kick-Ass — assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There’s only one problem: Kick-Ass has no superpowers. His life changes forever as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted unpleasant characters, and meets up with the Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage). [IGN]
It also features her shooting bad guys through another bad guy’s mouth, severed limbs, and instead of a sh-tty rap rock soundtrack, we get The Dickies covering the Banana Splits theme. See? This is what happens when you don’t let a studio f-ck up your idea. Nic Cage’s forehead skin even seems like it’s loosening to near-normal levels. It’s a Christmas miracle!
Here’s the YouTube version, which will probably get pulled fairly quickly.
Here’s the version that premiered on IGN — it has an age gate as required by the MPAA and these things never work right, but I used the address on my driver’s license and it seemed to work.
If all else fails, you can watch it over at Empire.