Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Kids’ film. Nice stuff. No problems. But let’s face it, it’s no A Prophet.
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“Tool up, honey bunny; it’s time to get the bad guys.”
While a lot of attention will be paid to the kids (and how they act out) in Matthew Vaughan’s comic adaptation Kick-Ass, it’s Nicolas Cage as Damon MacReady, aka Big Daddy, who deserves the attention. Coming across as a weird hybrid of Adam West and Bill Bixby (from The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, not The Incredible Hulk), Cage makes a terrific domestic goody-two-shoes imbued with soldier-of-fortune mania. Big Daddy wears a costume very close to the contemporary Batman’s which is part of the joke, but he’s a hoot to watch and gives the film its best comic punches.