Based on the Marvel comic book characters, the movie has drawn criticism for it’s overindulgence of violence and the use of children to delived that violence. Ebert says: “I know, I know. This is a satire. But a satire of what?”
I’m wondering the same thing, even though I loved the Kick-Ass comic and assume I would love the movie as well. Should we be enjoying the violence dished out by Hit Girl? What is it about this violence that has an appeal? The Escapist’s Movie Bob calls Kick-Ass fun despite its juvenile intentions, so Ebert might not be in the movie’s target audience as he says, but a little piece of me still wonders why extreme violence perpetrated by pre-teens is entertaining to us.
All I can say is Ebert hated it, I will probably like it, ’nuff said.