We promised we’d update you on this once upon a time, and the moment is here. The Daily Mail – a week after giving the family-friendly and perfectly fine Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang a five star review – has been let loose on Kick-Ass. Er, it doesn’t seem to like it very much.
We’ve picked some key segments for the review, and it’s surprisingly how close some commenters came to the Mail’s opinion on the movie. Extra marks for everyone who suggested that the words ‘Jonathan’ and ‘Ross’ would make the review, by the way. You were entirely correct, even though he had nothing to do with creating the film.
“It deliberately sells a perniciously sexualised view of children and glorifies violence, especially knife and gun crime, in a way that makes it one of the most deeply cynical, shamelessly irresponsible films ever” (does it sexualise children? As has been pointed out, the fact that Hit-Girl is so young if anything takes that angle out of it?)
It doesn’t like Hit-Girl at all, either:
“The reason the movie is sick, as well as thick, is that it breaks one of the last cinematic taboos by making the most violent, foul-mouthed and sexually aggressive character, Hit-Girl, an 11-year-old.”