Based on a comic book, Kick-Ass follows the adventures of an average teenager, who, without any real powers or training, dons an Internet-bought green-and-yellow wetsuit and sets out to become a real-life superhero. Along the way, he encounters fellow DIY superheroes Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and his preteen daughter Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz). Together they must ward off the evil of a local mobster and his teenage son, Kick Ass's arch-nemesis.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Matthew Vaughn, 2010, 117 min., 35mm
Image: Matthew Vaughn, Kick Ass (still), 2010; courtesy Lionsgate Films/Photofest; © Lionsgate Films