Chloe Moretz in 'Let Me In'
Last night’s Gobbledygeek, “The American Harry Potter Waiting for Jack to Go Boating and Let Me In,” is available for listening right here. We discuss 36 forthcoming fall/winter movies, and why exactly we’re looking forward to them. Reasons range from genuine excitement to morbid curiosity, films from small arthouse flicks to honest-to-gosh blockbusters. In the bonus hour, we reach the penultimate installment of our countdown of the Top 100 Characters in Modern Pop Culture with #20-11. Only one week left!
Originally published on April 19, 2010
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
Kick-Ass is not particularly well-made. It is not particularly well-written. With some exceptions, it is not even particularly well-acted. It is absolute trash, and yet that is part of its appeal. The Mark Millar/John Romita Jr. comic book upon which it is based was slick and stylish, and felt very much in the tradition of ultra-violent superhero satire. Matthew Vaughn’s film, on the other hand, is scrappy and unpolished, getting by solely on its foul-mouthed, blood-spattered charm, much of it due to a pint-sized, purple-clad powerhouse.