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Kick-Ass Red Band Trailer: Meet Hit Girl

Quick, rush your parents, grandparents and any children out of the room. Then watch this video of a 12-year old girl with a gun. It’s not exactly what you think it is weirdo — it’s far better.

Behold, a new red band trailer for the upcoming masked hero flick Kick-Ass, from director Matthew Vaughn and the insane mind of writer Mark Millar (Wanted). It follows the story of a bunch of real-world kids who dress up in costumes and take on the criminal underground, bumps, bruises, gun shot wounds and all. Chief among these bloody-thirsty little rascals is Hit-Girl, played by Chloe Moretz. She’s 12, she likes ice cream and she wants one thing for her birthday…

Absolutely perfect, if you’re sensibilities for tastelessness and humor are anything like mine. It’s a niche film that’s blowing up its niche, sending audiences that usually love violence and mayhem through the proverbial roof. It brought down the house during Butt-Numb-a-Thon, Austinite Harry Knowles’ annual marathon for movie geeks, upstaging Avatar with its amped up violence and ridiculous premise. For some of us, this is as good as it gets.

For the rest of you, I don’t know what to say — perhaps its just not your bag.

For now, we have this new red band trailer, courtesy of Lionsgate and Empire. And we’ve got a Kick-Ass release date, April 16, 2010.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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