‘Kick-Ass’ lives up to its name

By Cristina Aguirre

Based on the comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., “Kick-Ass” brings to life the story of a teenage comic book nerd who finds himself becoming a superhero with no powers nor training. The Chronicle’s film critic, David Orlikoff, reviews the major motion picture starring Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage and Chloe Moretz.