Synopsis: Dave Lizewski is 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.
Genre: Action, Comedy
Director(s): Matthew Vaughn
Production: Lionsgate
  19 wins & 61 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

Guardian of the Universe. Protector against the forces of evil

He can catch a bullet,

faster than a speeding train.

He leaps tall buildings in a single bound.

Up in the sky.

Is it a bird, is it a plane?

...Mailman by day,

guardian by night.

He protects New York

from the forces of evil.

...The World has been protected by extraordinary men and

women who have dedicated themselves to fighting crime.

He has powers far beyond the capabilities of mere earthlings.

I always wondered why nobody did it

before me

I mean, all those comic

books. Movies. TV shows...

You'd think that one eccentric loner

would have made himself a costume.

Is everyday life really so


are schools and offices so thrilling,

that Im the only one who ever fantasized about this?

C'mon. Be honest with yourself.

At some point in our lives,

we all wanted to be a super hero.

That's not me, by the way.

That's some Armenian guy with a history of

mental health problems.

Who am I?

I'm "Kick-Ass"

That's me. Back before any of this

crazy sh*t happened.

Guess I was the last person you'd expect to become a superhero

Not saying there was anything wrong

with me.

But there's not nothing special either

I wasn't into sports

I wasn't a mathlete...

or a hard-core gamer...

I didn't have a piercing,

or an eating disorder,

or three thousand

friends on MySpace.

My only superpower was being invisible to girls

And out of my friends, man, I wasn't even the funny one.

Like most people my age, I just


Good morning, class

Please open your books to act II, scene II

Kick in my bedroom door, you'd

probably find me watching TV.

Or talking to my friend Todd on Skype.

You watching Family Guy?


Me neither.

check on " It's good

Or "jerking off".

Mostly to my English teacher

Dave Lizewski, don't think I

haven't noticed you looking at my tits?

Oh!... I want your

hand all over me... Dave...


Sure a lot of what got me through the average school day

was making deposits in the wack-off warehouse for later

Though, to be honest I didn't take much to set me off.

I swear, when hormones balance out

shares in Kleenex are gonna take a dive, man.

Dave Lizewski

Shouldn't you be looking at Hamlet right now?

Yes, Mrs. Zane


But don't get me wrong

I like girls in my own age, too.

Especially Katie Deauxma.

Hey gorgeous!


Oh, No

Ah, you meant - Erika

I know. I

knew that.

I was just kidding.

O.K., cool.

oh, my God

Hey, look I'm Todd's mom.

Oh, that's funny, this is your dad

No That's still my mom, actually

What the f***?

I was just a regular guy.

No radioactive spiders.

No refugee status from a doomed alien world.

You know what? Todd said they do still make Count

Chocula. They just dont sell it in the store anymore.

My mother was killed by an aneurism

in the kitchen,

as opposed to a

gunman in an alley.

So if you were hoping for any...

I will avenge you, mother!

...You're outta luck.

In the eighteen months

since my mother died,

the only epiphany I had was realizing that,

life just goes on.

Did they change the bee's face?


How come nobody's ever tried to be

a superhero?

well, I dunno. Probably

'cause it's f***ing impossible, dip-sh*t.

What, putting on a mask and helping

people? How is that impossible?

That's not a superhero, though. It has to have Super

Super is like, being stronger than everybody and flying and sh*t.

That's just hero.

No, It's not even hero, its just f***in'


Hello? Bruce Wayne?

He didn't have any powers.

Yes, but he had all expensive sh*t

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Jane Goldman

Jane Loretta Anne Goldman (born 11 June 1970) is an English screenwriter, author and producer. She is mostly known for co-writing, with Matthew Vaughn, the screenplays of Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015), X-Men: First Class (2011), Kick-Ass (2010) and Stardust (2007). Both met high critical praise for their partnership works. The Woman in Black (2012) is the first solo screenplay by Goldman. She is also known for writing the books Dreamworld (2000) and The X-Files Book of the Unexplained (1997), and presenting her own paranormal TV series, Jane Goldman Investigates, on the channel Living, between 2003 and 2004. more…

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