From the highly anticipated sequel to the cult comic book movie comes this second assortment of highly detailed, poseable action figures. Series 2 includes Unmasked Hit-Girl featuring interchangeable heads, Armored Kick-Ass with interchangeable unmasked head, and Colonel Stars & Stripes with his dog Eisenhower.
The highly anticipated sequel to the cult comic book movie hit is almost here, Kick Ass 2 opens June 28th, 2013 and we have a full assortment of highly detailed poseable action figures directly from the film. This series includes Hit-Girl, Kick-Ass, and MF’er. Figures stand from 6.5″ – 7″ tall and feature over 20 points of articulation and movie accurate accessories.
By Paul Chi (People Magazine). Newcomer Aaron Johnson has a lot of reasons to smile. His superhero film Kick-Ass was the number one movie at the box office last weekend, and off screen he’s engaged to be married to his seven-months-pregnant fiancée, British artist Sam Taylor-Wood.
Life could not be any better – if only his relationship with his onetime director wasn’t raising so many eyebrows.
At 43, Taylor-Wood is 24 years older than Johnson and already a mother of two from an 11-year marriage to art dealer Jay Jopling. Despite the age difference and existing family, Johnson is madly in love. “I’ve got a wonderful woman,” says the 19-year-old says. “She’s lovely and she’s a fantastic mother.”
The two met in 2009 on the set of her directorial debut, Nowhere Boy. In it Johnson played a young John Lennon and the two immediately hit it off. Engaged months after meeting and already living together, Johnson brushes off critics about their whirlwind romance saying, “I’m an old soul and she’s a young soul.”
As the couple prepare for the arrival of their baby this summer, Johnson say he’s “excited” and insists that he is undaunted by the challenges of fatherhood. “It’s not scary,” he says. “I’m already a stepdad to [Taylor-Wood’s kids Angelica, 13, and Jessie, 3] anyway. So the nerves have sort of gone.”
Kick Ass and Hit Girl are the first KICK ASS figures available for pre-order over at CmdStore.com. Shipping in September, they’re awesome renderings of the film’s leads and stand about 6 inches tall and feature film-accurate weapons.
The movie, based on Mark Millar’s graphic novel, has been trickling into theatres slowly, but will see a wide release on April 16th. Already there are some review coming in, so here’s a look at what the Sydney Morning Herald has to say:
SHOOT the well-worn conventions of your standard superhero movie through the prism of media-savvy geek culture and you get Kick-Ass, an extremely funny, extremely violent, gloriously foul-mouthed and decidedly adult comic-book adventure that offers the most refreshing reboot of the genre since 2008’s Hancock.
Directed with verve and frictionless pace by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake), the film is a jokey thrill ride of cartoonish excess as we follow the loopy trajectory of Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a typical teen nerd who decides to make up for his shortcomings by becoming a superhero.
His initial attempt doesn’t go so well and lands him in traction where selective nerve damage raises his pain threshold to near-superhero levels and metal plates reinforce his fractured skeleton. Being a dweeb, he, of course, notes the Wolverine parallel half a second before we do, though thankfully the film’s frequent riffs on superhero lore never ferment into parody.
On his next crime-fighting venture, Dave, dressed in a self-designed suit, dispatches a gang with the aid of his new found ”powers”. The event is captured on a mobile phone, is promptly uploaded to YouTube and Kick-Ass is born.
Thing is, the city already has two self-appointed crime fighters: Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and his tweenage daughter Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz in a fabulous film-stealing performance). He’s an ex-cop eager to bring order to the city that claimed his wife. She’s a boisterous kid who enjoys killing bad guys.
It’s when Kick-Ass gets in over his head while dealing with a stumblebum mobster (Mark Strong) and his morally conflicted son (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) that the daddy-daughter duo enter the fray, with Hit-Girl relishing the opportunity to slice, dice and shoot her way through the film’s villains.
All too predictably, a low-rent controversy has been stirred up over the film’s MA15+ rating, which some groups think is too mild for a film that features a tween girl shooting, killing and saying the C-word. The fear is that the classification, which allows kids under 15 to see the film with adults, potentially exposes the film to children.
What nanny-state nonsense. The rating highlights the film’s ”strong violence, coarse language and sexual references” and unambiguously signals that Kick-Ass is not suitable for children. The suggestion that only a hard R rating can make that clear sadly highlights the need for people to take full responsibility for what their kids see.