There are a lot of people who seem to be loving this movie as well as it’s source material. To me I think it might have been better to remain as a comic book because certain elements just did not translate well. Mainly a character named Hit Girl, who is an eleven year old girl with an extremely foul mouth and can brutally murder people with no remorse.
The story follows a seemingly average kid who decides that he could be a super hero. He orders a green suit over the internet and decides to stalk the streets looking for crimes to stop. His first night out does not end well. He tries to stop a couple of crooks from stealing a car and ends up getting beaten and stabbed.
This is when I realized that this movie was not joking around. He receives a seriously savage beating and a very bloody stab wound. After a full recovery he decides that the calling is too strong and heads out again. This time he ends up stopping a group of punks from beating down one guy. His antics are filmed and put on you tube and he becomes a sensation. People contact him through my space for help.
How he gets involved with a mob boss I will leave you to discover. I will talk about the previously mentioned Hit Girl, and her mentor/father, another super hero by the name of Big Daddy. Daddy is played by Nic Cage in a rather delicious performance. But I found myself seriously disturbed by Hit Girl.
I just could not get past the scenes of carnage at the hands of a girl that young. She literally cuts guys in to pieces and uses words I don’t particularly want to hear out of a toddlers mouth. Every scene she was in comes to a dead halt as far as I was concerned.
Matthew Vaughn, the director of “Layer Cake”, brings a neat visual style to the film as well as a lot of energy. But seriously, what is with Hit Girl??