Filmmaker: Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn (Screenwriters)
USA/UK / 2010 / 117 mins / English
Opening Weekend Date: 31 March 2010
Cinemas screening the film: Nationwide
"How come nobody‘s ever tried to be a superhero". When Dave Lizewski, an ordinary New York teenager, dons a green and yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no- nonsense vigilante Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts. But, overcoming all the odds, the overly eager Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public.
However, he‘s not the only superhero out there - the fearless and highly-trained father/daughter crime-fighting duo Big Daddy and Hit Girl have been slowly but surely taking down the criminal empire of local Mafioso Frank D‘Amico. As Kick-Ass gets drawn into their no-holds-barred world of bullets and bloodletting with Frank‘s son, Chris, now reborn as Kick-Ass‘ arch-nemesis Red Mist, the stage is set for a final showdown between the forces of good and evil in which the DIY hero will have to live up to his name. Or die trying...
About the Screenwriter: Jane Goldman
Jane Goldman, a novelist, screenwriter and television presenter, is known in the UK as the host of the series Jane Goldman Investigates in which she explores the mysteries of the paranormal.
As a novelist, Goldman has garnered accolades for Dreamworld, a riveting thriller set against a sprawling Florida theme park hiding fantastical secrets. Among her several non-fiction works is The X-Files Book of the Unexplained.
A good friend of Neil Gaiman, she appears as a character in his short story The Facts in the Case of the Disappearance of Miss Finch. Goldman also co-wrote Stardust and The Debt with Matthew Vaughn.