I had totally forgotten that Mark Strong's villainous character in Kick-Ass has a book-lined hallway in his evil lair -- excuse me, in his Evil Lair - which the climactic battle of the film takes place in. The movie was on TV last night and I stopped to watch a little for...
... reasons, and there it was. I'm still not the biggest fan of the movie (save how Aaron looks in that jumpsuit, obvs) but rewatching it I did find it a little less annoying now that I don't entirely hate Chloe Grace Moretz anymore.
It's tempting to say the film, which fetishizes brutality so lovingly, is mocking Mark Strong's character for his love of books and art, which his fancy apartment is stuffed to the brim with (and which the film gets a lot of pleasure out of wrecking gleefully) but Kick-Ass himself also has some shockingly thick...
... you know, shelves.
I was gonna say shelves!