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July 24, 2009 - Kick-Ass / Comic-Con 2009 panel

Scooped on Friday, July 24, 2009

From all accounts that we've heard, yesterday's Kick-Ass panel wowed the crowd. Director Matthew Vaughn and comic creators Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. were on the stage to talk about the adaptation and show footage from the film.

"It was bloody brilliant. It is the pure translation of the comic that the fans are hoping for," wrote Mania's Robert T. Trate in his coverage of the panel. A number of scenes were shown but it was one action sequence in particular that amazed Trate. "The big action piece shown displayed the prowess and scope that Hit Girl (Moretz) will bring to the screen," he writes. "The Kick Ass comic panels came to life as the blood and swords started to fly. I truly believe if they would have just shown that scene alone, they would have won the crowd easily."

"It was immediately evident that Vaughn knew the exact right tone to follow with the film, and the rest of the clips cemented that fact," said Slashfilm's Devindra Hardawar. "We saw a clip of Kick Ass confronting some muggers (and failing miserably), as well as the introduction of Moretz’s Hit Girl in a hilarious scene with her father (Big Daddy, played by Nicolas Cage). The action choreography was clean as well as free of rapid cuts and shaky cam, and it became clear that the casting was perfect across the board. Aaron Johnson was perfectly geeky as Dave Lizewski, Moretz fit her role like a glove, and even Nicholas Cage shined since the Big Daddy role actually needs him to chew on scenery."

"The tone of the Kick-Ass is difficult to pin down. It's equal parts homage and satire, but it's never really winking at the audience," said Ain't It Cool's Mr. Beaks of the footage screened. "Vaughn wants you to engage with this twisted little world, and to cheer as much as you laugh. It's tough to make this call based on less than twenty minutes of footage, but I think he's struck the right balance. He's at least turned Ms. Moretz into the most adorable killing machine in film history."

And here's some video from the panel provided by PaprikaJones008:

 

 

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