It's not that I don't use bad language -- I do. And it's not that I've never said the C-word before, because I have. So why did this movie trailer shock me?
momlogic's Momstrosity: There's a new superhero in town. She wields a Magnum, engages in ultra-violence and swears like a foulmouthed sailor. Oh, and she's only 12 years old. Based on Mark Millar's comic-book series, the upcoming flick "Kick Ass" -- featuring a tween badass named "Hit Girl" -- is already poised to be hit.
Just the trailer alone is jaw-dropping. Chloe Moretz, the 13-year-old actress who plays Hit Girl, tosses out the F- and C-words like an old pro. When confronting her enemies in the R-rated trailer, Hit Girl (a.k.a. Mindy Macready) taunts them with, "OK, you c***s, let's see what you can do now." Whoa!
Unlike toddler Pearl in Will Ferrell's "The Landlord" -- or my daughter, Lily, lamenting a shattered relationship -- Moretz is old enough to know exactly what she is saying. Then again, it's just words -- right?
"Kick-Ass" will be in theaters April 16th.