Kick-Ass 4K Ultra review by Bobby Blakey
Before he launched the Kingsman franchise or even tackeld the mutants with X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn brought the mature reader comic series Kick-Ass to the big screen in 2010. Now Lionsgate has given the film an all new 4K Ultra HD release in hopes to take it to the next level.
If you missed the original film it follows an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training. This film features a great cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloe Grace Mortez, and Nicholas Cage all of who knock it out of the park in what was the most unexpected superhero flick around. At the time of its release it was a refreshing change of pace for the genre that offered up something dark, violent and fun. Every character is fun to watch with each of the actors bringing something great to the table and all playing off of each other to perfection.
I still believe that at the time Mortez was the shining violent star of the film. Every time she is on screen she is kicking ass and taking names while racking up an impressive body count. Cage has had some bumps in the road as of late, but here he is at his best and so much fun to watch bringing the bumbling and violent personas of the character to life to perfection. Johnson and Plasse are the anchors that hold this madness together and managed to create two wacked out characters like no other.
This new release looks amazing with al the vibrant colors and violence popping off the screen with the 4K transfer. I didn’t think it could do all that much for the film, but it really takes it to another level. In addition to the film this release offers up all the bonus content including featurettes, a gallery, commentary and more. Grab your tights and grab your copy of Kick-Ass 4K Ultra HD available now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.