Matthew Vaughn's pet project, Kick-Ass, is based on the Marvel comic about a loner teenage boy (Aaron Johnson) who decides to become a superhero—despite the fact that he doesn't have any actual powers. That's when he teams up with Damon Macready (Nicolas Cage) and his daughter, Mindy (Chloe Moretz), aka "Hit Girl." ('Cause, you know, she's an 11-year-old hitman.) Christopher "McLovin'" Mintz-Plasse also plays a role in their posse as "Red Mist."
I've heard it's a cheeky slant on the superhero genre, but that it's also pretty gory. The trailer seems to balance the line between a fun teen underdog tale and an assassin-style takedown, which will be incredibly entertaining to watch if done right. The film's generating a lot of buzz, so check out the clip and tell me what you think.