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Kick-Ass: You don't need superpowers to become a superhero

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dave Lizewski, a comic-book fanboy, decides to use his obsession as an inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name, Kick-Ass, assembles a suit and mask to wear and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way, Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers. His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copycats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl and her father, Big Daddy.

Kick-Ass is a superhero film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn and produced by Vaughn and Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt. The film stars Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz (Diary of a Whimpy Kid) and Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage.