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|Filmmakers: Directed by Jeff Wadlow, Screenplay by Jeff Wadlow, based on Graphic Novels by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.|
|The Script - Beat Sheet Edition: "Thor: The Dark World"|
|Blake Snyder Beat Sheet||David Negrin's BEATs||Chris Durham's BEATs||Evan McNamara's BEATs|
|Opening Image||-Hit Girl shooting Kick Ass as part of his training. |
-The same image as Big Daddy shooting Hit Girl in the original. But this time Hit Girl is the teacher, Kick Ass is the student.
|KA and HG at school (though I think the argument can be made that it’s them in the HQ dojo). He’s not a superhero yet. He’s only pretending. And Mindy is out of place, escaping that world.|
|Theme Stated||"Kick-ass isn't a costume - it's who you really are."|
The superhero is who you really are, not the kid. (for both Hit Girl & Kick Ass) - in a lot of ways this film intends to be an Origin Story for Kick Ass, The Motherfucker, and a rediscovering of her Origin for Hit Girl.
|Kick-ass isn't a costume - it's who you really are.||Not sure exactly where, but HG tells KA that Dave is the mask, KA is the real person. It’s definitely in the scene where KA suits up as the white pimp.|
|Set-up||-Hit Girl is training Kick-Ass in secret, as her father trained her, but in defiance of her new guardian.|
-PIMP FIGHT SET PIECE / MOTORCYCLE SET PIECE
-Kick Ass has inspired other heroes in the movement.
-Red mist is bored, wants to turn evil.
|Dave is in semi-retirement but is reciprocally inspired by all the people he has inspired to be real-life superheroes. Mindy isn't ready to be a normal girl.||HG and KA are training in order to make KA a “real” hero.|
|Catalyst||-Hit Girl is discovered in costume fighting crime, braking her word to her Guardian.||Dave asks Mindy to train him and team up to continue as real superheroes||KA meets Dr. Gravity. Gravity lets him know about Justice Forever|
|Debate||Can Dave hack it in Mindy's world? They train, they bond, but that's not enough. There's a repeat of the training that Big-Daddy gave Mindy (kevlar gunshots), but while that excites Dave, it's not the kind of hardship that forms a superhero. Ultimately what he needs is a real origin story -- a tragic one. Big Daddy lost his wife and was framed so that when he came out of jail he went Vigilante. He trained Hit girl who wasn't her own superhero until she lost Big Daddy. By the end of this movie Dave will have this loss, but we can see -- in the fight where he gets his ass kicked -- he's not there yet. He needs to really find his identity as a superhero. Meanwhile, Can Mindy hack it being a real teenage girl. Her identity at this point is only as Hit Girl. During the debate here we see that this movie is going to be all about identity, with a shit load of bad ass action mixed in.||Should KA join Justice Forever? Of course he should! Otherwise, there's no movie! Trust me!|
|Break into Two||Mindy promises Marcus she won't be hit-girl anymore/Dave joins Justice Forever||KA meets and then joins Justice Forever.|
|B Story||Marty/Battle Guy for Dave -- it grounds him to his normal life and also provides the ultimat vehicle for his betrayal by Todd | Brooke for Mindy -- she acts as both a counterpoint and a rival as Mindy figures herself out.||Mindy's time in Hell as a regular teen.|
|Fun and Games||Justice Forever forming, bringing in heroes, doing good. Mindy is a fish out of water. The Motherfucker builds his team.||KA and JF go out on "missions" together.|
|Midpoint||Justice Forever raids the Whorehouse/Mindy Wows the School Dance Team/The Motherfucker loses the last member of his family||Justice Forever goes on their first mission to the Triad gang headquarters. HG brings the sick stick to school.|
|Bad Guys Close In||Dave is kind of a dick and loses a friend (who later betrays him). Cops start rounding up superheroes. Toxic Mega-Cunts start taking out heroes, killing Col. Stars & Stripes, beating up Night Bitch. Dave decides to give up but finds his father arrested in his place||The Cunts go and attack Night Bitch’s neighborhood.|
|All is Lost||Dave's Dad Murdered in Jail||The heroes are arrested en masse.|
|Dark Night of the Soul||Dave's Dad's funeral. It's a moment of Pause for Dave, but it's also the moment that brings him and Mindy back together again.||KA's dad is murdered|
|Break into Three||Mindy mounts the getaway van to resucue a kidnapped Dave||KA and HG send out the call for heroes to fight The Mother Fucker and The Cunts.|
|Finale||Final battle in the Motherfucker's lair - Justice forever vs. the Toxic Mega-Cunts||KA and HG (and the other heroes) go to The Mother Fucker's hideout and fight.|
|Final Image||Dave, in Mindy/Big Daddy's safe house, now the real deal.||KA in the old HQ with the Iron Man-esque helmet.|