Matthew Vaughn: Kick-Ass is "Love Letter to Spider-Man"

Who loves hearing a director talk about their work? I know I do. That's why it was such a pleasure to find this video of Matthew Vaughn offering a sort of pesudo-commentary track to the first trailer for his upcoming adaptation of the comic book Kick-Ass.

The trailer, which comes our way courtesy of /Film, was originally put together by French Premiere. While not a commentary in the traditional sense (Premiere placed excerpts of their interview with Vaughn over the trailer), it still provides some interesting insight into one of the most anticipated movies of 2010.

Ever since Kick-Ass had its coming out party at Comic Con, all of us here at Screen Rant have been of the opinion that the movie will, well, kick ass. Now that the film's first trailer has finally hit the web, it seems like enthusiasm for the movie has been taken to a whole new level. It's almost hard to believe that Matthew Vaughn financed the production of the movie on his own after no production companies stepped to the plate to back it.

Check out the director himself talking about the movie:

In retrospect, I'm glad Vaughn accepted the smart risk and made this movie his way, because you can clearly see his passion for the material. When you listen to him talk about the film and say things like his film is a "love letter to Spider-Man" and that it is "about people who love comic books and superheroes," you can really sense that he understands his audience.

While comic book movies can work as complex morality tales (The Dark Knight proved that), they don't all have to aspire to Academy Awards. Going into Kick-Ass, I know I'm going to get a movie that's going to make me laugh, make me cringe, and, overall, make me glad I shelled out 10 bucks. And honestly, sometimes that's all I want.

What do you think? If you're still not on the Kick-Ass bandwagon, tell us why in the comments.

Kick-Ass will be in theaters on April 16, 2010

Source: French Premiere via Slash Film

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