Kickass

“At some point in our lives, we all wanted to be a superhero.”

… this sentence was one of many things that excited me about “Kick Ass” at the time. There were a lot of laughs, a conventional story told in a new and unconventional way, and some memorable characters. Kick Ass is probably the only comic book adaptation where I haven’t read the original, though I’m fundamentally interested in it. I haven’t seen the movie in ages, though. In fact, I’m a little worried that it won’t work as well today or might be too silly – that’s a problem with a lot of older comedies, after all. So for the moment I’m sticking to memory and still think it’s good.

All I remember about the sequel is that I didn’t like it as much anymore. That Jim Carrey was in it. That it was significantly more violent than the first part. Maybe I should watch them both again and see how well they work for me today.

The mini is Hasslefree’s usual quality – I don’t think I had to clean anything. The pose is great, it captures the uncertain abandon of the model very well.

Perhaps Hit-Girl was the biggest surprise for me in “Kickass.” This overly violent girl with the dry sayings was a refreshing change from previous viewing habits and wonderfully played by Chloe Grace Moretz to boot.

I had been searching for a long time for a suitable miniature that I could modify. Then by chance I found the perfect mini at Bad Squiddo Games – without any modification. Bad Squiddo not only provide the hobby with a much needed share of female, non-sexualized regular miniatures, but also have some strong female characters in their range.

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