Kingsman

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Kingsman: The Secret Service first published by Sight & Sound, March 2015 Review: In the prologue to Mark Millar’s six-part comicbook series The Secret Service, a British agent rescues the actor Mark Hamill (star of the original Star Wars trilogy) from the clutches of a supervillain who is collecting the SF stars of his youth. Attempting…

Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, October 2013 Review: Imagining – like Peter Stebbings’ Defendor (2009), James Gunn’s Super (2010) and of course Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass (2010) – would-be superheroes and supervillains in a recognisably real world, Kick-Ass 2 thrives on an overt self-awareness of all its most questionable qualities. If aspirant archnemesis Chris…

Kick-Ass (2010)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, May 2010 Synopsis: New York City, present day. Regular high-schooler Dave Lizewski decides to become a costumed hero by the name Kick-Ass. Dave’s first crime-fighting encounter leaves him hospitalised, although the resulting metal plates and damaged nerve ends actually improve his fighting skills. A passer-by films Kick-Ass’ second…