Comic-book movies are a dime a dozen these days, but "Kick-Ass" is a bit different. It's a comic book movie that acknowledges comic books. The self-referential factor allows the film to be much funnier than its typically serious counterparts.
This doesn't mean "Kick-Ass" is a flat-out comedy. It still features plenty of vicious action and extreme vulgarity, and I loved every minute of it.
"Kick-Ass" is about Dave Lizewski, a comic-book reading high-school kid who dares to ask, "Why hasn't anyone ever tried to be a superhero?"