The birth of a Kick Ass cultural icon – Hit Girl poster debut!


The promotional materials for Kick Ass are coming thick and fast. Today we feature a poster that captures one of the films more controversial DIY-vigilantes, 12-year-old assassin Hit Girl.

Of course, if I show you any more of the poster than this brief excerpt, you would likely be plunged into a morality-free madness in which your entire concept of right and wrong would be eradicated, thus beginning a sinful rampage of depravity. That is, if you believe these guys.

Ah screw it. Bathe in the sin!

There is something so exciting about seeing a cultural icon emerge in front of your eyes. If Kick Ass becomes the monster hit that many are predicting (including myself), it’s fairly reasonable to assume that the foul-mouthed, decapitation-happy Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) could become as popular a modern film character as Agent Smith, Tyler Durden and The Dude.

Of course, if the film flops, I’ll look like an idiot.

Kick Ass, directed by Matthew Vaughn and based on the comic series by Mark Millar, arrives in Australian cinemas April 8th, 2010. Father Carras will be waiting at the airport for the arrival of the reels from America. At this point, he will attempt to bless the canisters while screaming: “the power of Christ compels you!” It will be to no avail.

Over to Universal for the plot synopsis:

KICK-ASS tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who decides to take his obsession with comic books as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name, Kick-Ass, assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There’s only one problem: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.

His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copycats, meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes: an 11-year-old-sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and forges a friendship with another fledgling superhero, Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But thanks to the scheming of local mob boss Frank D’Amico (Mark Strong), that new alliance will be put to the test.

Discuss: Will someone please think of the children?!

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