It's the hilarious story of a teenager who decides he wants to be a Super Hero. It's that simple. He has no powers, no gadgets. He just says "Yeah. I'm doin' it!" dons a wetsuit and work boots and he's off.
The results of this inspiring but incredibly stupid decision makes for some of the funniest entertainment and most "ouchy" violence (without being gratuitous like in horror-porn) you've ever seen. (*see definition of "ouchy" below) It reminded me of the action in Zombieland. Another amazing movie.
When he hooks up with a father/daughter team (Nick Cage as he should be and a nervy and adorable Chloe Moretz) driven by vengeance, you are treated to some of the best ass-kicking in history. 5 Stars alone for the BEST father/daughter scene ever filmed! (you'll know it when you see it)
What's "ouchy" violence? It's when you literally spend the entire movie screaming out "HOLY CRAP"; "OWWWW!; "JESUS CRIST!" OH MY GOD!" and "OUCH!" while gripping your seat arms or pulling your sweater up over your head (at least that's what I do).
You can't help but enjoy this movie. It's funny, heart-warming and inspiring and impossible to look away. You'll be rooting, cheering, and saying "ouchy" all the way through!!!!