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Is 'Kick-Ass' Star a Lil' Menace to Society?

April 15, 2010

A pistols-wielding 11-year-old girl massacres a suite's worth of thugs, exchanges brutal blows with the kingpin and uses language that might make David Mamet blush — if only because it's coming out of the mouth of an 11-year-old girl.

The movie may be called "Kick-Ass," a title that already has some parents shielding their young'uns from the marketing campaign, but the pre-release publicity has focused less on the high school-age male title character than the diminutive Hit Girl, played by now-13-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz. One of the film's explicit trailers plays like Hit Girl's greatest hits, complete with her dropping "f" and "c" bombs and shooting a doorman through the cheek while dressed in a schoolgirl outfit. Read More