I missed this film when it was doing the rounds, which is a shame because it looked good.

It very quickly got discounted as a DVD, I picked up my copy in Tescos, for a fiver. That didn’t seem to be a good sign.

But the film is excellent. Yes, there is excessive violence, and the 11-year-old HitGirl is so foul-mouthed that I imagine the studio chiefs were expecting the sky to fall. But it all works beautifully, it is funny, and the characters are rounded enough that you actually care about what happens to them.

In particular, I loved Nicolas Cage’s homage to Adam West, whenever in costume.

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