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Kick-Ass, starring Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Chloe Grace Moretz, promises to be the superhero movie that will finally make you wish you are one. Judging from the title alone, we can already tell it’s the unconventional kind.

The film tells the story of teenage Dave Lizewski, who sets out to become a real-life superhero for the very sake of proving to everyone that it can be done, as opposed to what his friends think. His chosen hero moniker: Kick-Ass.

While it took Dave a lot of time (a lot of hurt, actually) before blending in the hero lifestyle, he would soon meet fellow aspirers Big Daddy, Hit Girl, and Red Mist and set out in an epic mission to get rid of an evil drug lord. Easily sounds formulaic, yes, but we better watch out.



You’ve probably seen the film’s poster and found it a bit cheesy, yes? Not to worry though: if you found cult films Watchmen and 300 revolutionary, then the film adaptation of the popular comic book could very well be in the same league as they are. Yes, Kick-Ass came from a comic book, and not a very wholesome one, we might add.

Nonetheless, Kick-Ass could still very well fall victim to the “lame” category, separating its likeness from the caliber of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and even The Dark Knight. That is, unless the movie steers clear of any influence from the usual kiddie hero movies that keep disappointing fans.

Here are 4 failed kiddy hero movies Kick-Ass must stay away from. Read on and feel free to comment below.

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WORDS BY: MIKEY AGULTO

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