Saturday, 25 December 2010
TOP TEN FILMS OF 2010: #10 KICK ASS
4/5. I hate to use this pun here but this movie really did 'Kick Ass'. It took everything from traditional superhero stroies and child actors and then turned them on their heads. This dark comic book really did birth one graphic film. With as much action as laughs, this definitly wasn't for the faint hearted. I mean did you ever think you'd hear a 13 year old girl say the 'C' word in a movie and then slaughter a room of gangsters? Chloe Mortez is the star of this show, however Kick Ass himself, (played by Aaron Johnson who has been on a hot streak ever since he played John Lennon) was also great. Christopher Mintz-Plasse was also on top, 'Superbad' form as the character acting nerd added even more to this geek favourite. 'Kick Ass' wasn't all childs play however as Mark Strong and Nicholas Cage provide excellent support. For all aspiring filmakers out there if you want to make an original film like this than you better knuckle up because this pictures going to have to take a lot of beating.
HONARABLE MENTION: It's been a great year for movies yet again. Ryan Reynolds unearthed his acting talents with 'Buried'... 'Get Him To The Greek' made it to Hollywood thanks to Russell Brand winning everybody over and Diddy 'Mind F******' everyone with an unexpected hilarious performance...Michael Douglas proved that even after 20 plus years money doesnt sleep with 'Wall Street 2'...while Jeff Bridges proved that neither do sci-fi classics with 'TRON: Legacy'...'Toy Story 3' and 'Shrek Forever After' proved that these CGI franchises are still looking good...while 'Alice In Wonderland' dazzled in 3D...vampire thriller 'Daybreakers' gave us a real refreshing bite from that saga that every teenage girl loves...plus Etahn Hawke hit big again on the 'Training Day' esque 'Brooklyn's Finest'...speaking of which Denzel got even tougher and more ruthless on 'The Book of Eli' en route to a great year...while from the 'Killer's' to 'Death At The Funeral' we kept keeling over with laughter...one of the best comedies this year that just missed the cut was the brilliant 'Hot Tub Time Machine' which really took us back. It's a shame this isn't a top 11 otherwise this film would of made it here. TIM DAVID HARVEY.