The Kick-Ass sequel hits theaters in August, and in this trailer, you see the character of Hit Girl — a 15-year-old vigilante played by Chloe Grace Moretz — in what seems to be a training session, beating up the character of Dave Lizewski, who masquerades as Kick Ass. She punches and kicks him, and then, as he lies…
Chloë Grace Moretz gained International (?) fame when she cursed her way into our hearts as Hit Girl in the original Kick-Ass. Although she was only 11-years-old during the filming, she kicked major ass and took all the names (and also, called people some names) like a seasoned pro.
I went to see Kick-Ass yesterday, mostly for the same reason a whole lot of people - including Roger Ebert, with whom I agree about 95% of the time - hated it. But I did like it. Here's why.
Kick-Ass has been hotly debated since the trailer debuted, featuring 11-year-old assassin Hit Girl calling bad guys "cunts." Critics still disagree about her character, but say the film may do for superhero movies what Pulp Fiction did for crime films.
What's the most shocking thing about Hit Girl in the forthcoming Kick-Ass? Is it that she's a young girl committing violence? Or is it that word — cunt? Maybe it's just how easily the filmmakers have played us all.