In the opening scene of Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, based on Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.’s comic book, a young man stands atop a skyscraper dressed in a winged crime-fighting outfit as a voiceover speaks of the universal desire to be a superhero. The would-be champion of justice leans into a dive and descends rapidly as onlookers applaud, expecting him to fly or at least glide skyward at the last instant. Only he doesn’t, because he doesn’t have super powers and his suit sucks and he can’t fly. And he ruins a perfectly good taxi in the process. Asshole.