Watchmen may have beaten them to the punch, but that's not going to stop this group of angst ridden youngsters suiting up and serving out some homemade justice.

Kick-Ass directed by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust) is adapted from the Mark Millar/John Romita Jr Marvel comic book of the same name.

Enthusiastic teenager Dave Lizewski takes his love for comic books to the next level by becoming a superhero. Designing a costume and elegantly naming himself Kick-Ass, he begins patrolling the streets - despite having no super powers at all.

Attracting some violent criminals and starting a trend in the process, he soon encounters other heroes including the father daughter vigilantes, Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), who are trying to bring down a New York drug lord.

Also starring Superbad's Christopher Mintz-Plasse, it's shaping up to be a pretty fun action comedy, plus you can laugh at Nic Cage because he's in tights as appose to his acting this time around.

Buzz can often boost the status of a film considerably, and so far the buzz surrounding Kick-Ass is pretty impressive. Definitely one to keep an eye on.

Kick-Ass is released 16th April 2010.

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