Enough with the comic book movies featuring athletic, rubber-encased millionaires and teenagers granted superpowers. We're happy to see this year's release of two comics-turned-movies featuring humbler guys, more ordinary guys, guys just trying to cope in extraordinary circumstances. And as coincidence (or evil marketing genius?) would have it, we have the DVD release of one of them just in time for the theater release of one of the other.
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Scott Pilgrim didn't choose his dilemma. That's not the case with Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), an average teenager who one day decides that superheroes shouldn't be restricted to comic book pages and that he's just the guy to make the grand leap from print to flesh. Thus Kick-Ass is born, noble crusader for justice. Unfortunately, Dave also discovers that a lightly modified wetsuit and his desire does not a Dark Knight make — especially when you're going up against the less colorfully garbed but more heavily armed Mob; getting outclassed by your partner, the similarly nerdy but much better-equipped Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse); and getting regularly schooled by the psychotically obsessive, tween crime fighter Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her father (Nicolas Cage).