Rated 4.0

Goofy teenager Dave (Aaron Johnson), an avid comic-book reader, decides it’s time for a regular guy like him to become a superhero to make the streets safer. Dave’s first day on the job as Kick-Ass leaves him lying on the road, his silly-looking scuba costume covered in blood, a knife wound in his gut. He doesn’t give up, though, and his second public appearance spirals him to the pinnacle of fame via viral videos of him beating the crap out of four thugs outside a diner. Turns out his meager night-stick skills are nothing compared with those of Hit Girl and Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), who arrive on the scene of another Kick-Ass beat down. Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz), just 11, appears to be proficient in the art of knife-throwing and sword-slashing, and blood and limbs soon fly everywhere as a drug kingpin wages a personal war against the new superheroes. Some people may not appreciate the graphic nature of the film, or won’t be able to look past it. Those who can will be blown away. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated R