Most of us were taught growing up that it wasn’t nice to swear. And that it isn’t nice to kill people with a badass sword. Apparently comic super-genius Mark Millar didn’t get that lesson growing up. All of his properties, especially the two that have now been turned into films — Wanted and now Kick-Ass – include a lot of violence and a lot of words we wouldn’t say in front of our grandmother. And in this writer’s opinion, they’re better for it.

The overwhelming takeaway from the following red band, send the kids out of the room trailer is that there is a segment of folks out there who are going to absolutely love this movie. My best guess is that a lot of them read this site. I see nothing wrong with this, as I too am looking forward to seeing violence, mayhem, vulgarity and irreverence incarnate when this movie rolls into South by Southwest (SXSW) next month to open the 2010 festival. What Matthew Vaughn has done with this movie (mostly just faithfulness to Millar’s wild books) has positioned it to become a cult favorite. But enough talk, you rowdy motherfuckers. The film’s official synopsis and new red band trailer are below.


Kick-Ass tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, 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 standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.


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