ReviewWriter: Dzamira DzafriWriter Ratings:Overall: Cast: Plot: Effects: Cinematography: Watch this if you liked:
Action films and pretty girls.
It's about time that we've had a great film about almost entirely all women who not only kick some serious ass but are also not afraid to show their feminine side. One of the best parts is that they're also not afraid to show that being pretty and even talking about boys is not a sign of weakness.
This movie is close to perfect in a lot of ways. The script is very well written and it balances great comedy with tough fight scenes. Though the film isn't comedy and action the whole way through and there were also bits of drama, the movie was very well rounded and it didn't seem as 2 dimensional as a lot of action movies.
The only reason why it didn't receive a full 5 star rating is because some of the tough action scenes needed a little more power to it, but that's probably the only flaw that director G. Cheuk Wan Chi needed to work on more. Knowing that G. was more experienced with comedy and have never had experience with action films before, it can be said that she did a pretty great job anyway.
There are a lot of elements that both guys and girls will love about "Kick Ass Girls". Guys will definitely buy a ticket to see it for the pretty girls in small outfits kicking ass in an action film, but girls will also probably love the same for different reasons. Mainly because most of us will root for the girls and see that femininity doesn't stop in the way of the characters beating the hell out of a few men and kicking their junk.
The characters of the three main girls were also very well thought out which is also thanks to director G. who wrote the script as well. Chrissie Chau's Bao had a hard shell that, when finally broken into, had a soft inner self and Chau portrayed her with ease. Hidy Lu's character TT, Bao best friend was sporty and almost oblivious to other people's emotions and Dada Lo's Miu was the young and boy hungry 'younger sibling' of the three.
What the reviewer really liked about them was that they had flaws that weren't as portrayed in films as much as it should, and it showed that they were just regular human beings, rather than just pretty girls who fought villains because of a tragic past.
Director G. Cheuk also played a role as the assistant to the three girls whom was also fun to watch, mainly because of her gothic look and dialogue.
Half of the movie was shot in Malaysia and if you're familiar with the city of KL and the roads, you will appreciate the nod to the country with the great location shots and that one guy in that one scene who said that one Malay word.
The storyline was also pretty fantastic, because the first half was set as an introduction to the girls and gave us the answer to how they ended up working together and the second part is what happened during their trip in Malaysia. While it might be too story-heavy to action fans who prefer non-stop kicking and screaming with very little plot, the fight scenes that do happen will please you nonetheless.
To those who do prefer a good storyline, a great script and a better balance of characters, "Kick Ass Girls" will suit your preference nicely if you're in the mood for a cheeky action film. As much as the reviewer goes on about this film being a blessing to all females, watching the film itself didn't feel like we were being forced to watch a movie about females. It was a cool and funny action film that should be a must watch for all who love comedy, action and a whole lot of guts.Cinema Online, 15 November 2013