Are we supposed to believe the uncontrollable gushing coming out of Austin, Texas in regards to Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass (Lionsgate, 04.16.10)? The comic-book action-comedy, complete with (mostly) powerless characters has just reached out and sucker-punched the journalists in attendance at Friday night's festival opener.
Devin Faraci at CHUD gave the film a perfect score, while Variety's Joe Leydon ("audacious dark comedy") and Hollywood Reporter's John DeFore ("funny, unexpectedly violent") both sung its praises in the trades.
Honestly, this sounds like the same hoopla we heard over Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell, which I ultimately saw and despised. The geek-house genre films certainly can rile some feathers.