Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2

(2013)

You can't fight your destiny.

Costumed vigilante Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) returns alongside Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) as the pair deal with high-school life, the emerging DIY superhero movement, and their old nemesis Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) – tastefully renamed The Mother F**ker. Co-stars Jim Carrey and Scrubs' Donald Faison.... More

The explosive events of the first film inspired the rise of a new league of superheroes called Justice Forever, led by the gruff Colonel Stars and Stripes (Carrey). Kick-Ass joins their patrol, but when members of the squad fall victim to The Mother F**ker, it's up to Hit Girl to prevent the total annihilation of Justice Forever.Hide

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It’s somewhat surprising that many of the fight scenes in Kick-Ass 2 aren’t all that memorable, given they were the only thing worth remembering in Jeff Wadlow’s Never Back Down. The highway sequence in particular is a victim of bad post-production. Still, the sequel’s new director admirably keeps the manic mix of R-rated comedy and action seen in Matthew Vaughn’s original while omitting the terrible attempts at shock-drama that polluted Mark Millar’s comic – the ultra-violence is already full-on without the need of animal decapitation, child slaughter and gang rape.... More

While the crime-fighting craze has spread to other wannabe vigilantes, Mindy hangs up her Hit-Girl suit to give ‘regular’ teen life a go. The parallel between the boy-band obsessions of dolled-up teenage girls and the fanboy superhero adorations of costumed geeks is a surprisingly novel illustration of otherwise typical high-school identity themes. They even manage to spin a pretty good subplot about Mindy’s sexual independence grown from the ashes of her stolen childhood.

However, the huge focus on Hit-Girl comes at the expense of Kick-Ass himself, who’s little more than a narrator in the film – it makes a particularly heavy tragedy in the third act feel lighter than it should. Side-characters are also denied their times to shine, with Jim Carrey’s scene-stealing Colonel Stars and Stripes leaving the stage long before we want him to. Fortunately, Christopher Mintz-Plasse transcends as villainous douchebag The Motherf--ker – he’s like an angry internet troll who actually goes through with his threats.

The crude quips (“I’ll be immortal, like an evil Jesus!”) are unapologetic in delivery; you’ll take them as either vulgarity or hilarity. Luckily, Kick-Ass 2 taps into my juvenile sense of humour, even if some of the gags went limp (one being literal). It could have also done without the terrible CG diarrhoea…Hide


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BY Gerd superstar

Extremely primitive and predictable, full of American crap values. Bad acting and stupid costumes underlined by a confusing script of ups and downs from happy happy pancake pancake to senseless violence in seconds. How anybody can even remotely compare this ridicules garbage with the first one is beyond me. Avoid at all costs.


BY Lucy-Power superstar

I enjoyed Kick-Ass 2 as much as I enjoyed the first one. The characters, especially Hit Girl, felt much better developed. Even though it was nearly two hours long, it didn't feel like it dragged on, which was good.


BY Brendan3 superstar

Good follow up.
Story is not great, acting is ok.
Action and fights well done


BY JackWallace superstar

Matthew Vaughn's stylized, ultra-violent Kick-Ass is the coolest superhero movie I've ever seen, so of course I was excited for the sequel. I absolutely loved Kick-Ass 2. Even though it's nowhere near as good as the first, there's a lot of things in Kick-Ass 2 that really kicked ass. Chloe Moretz is amazing as Mindy Macready AKA Hit-Girl, trying to live her life as a normal girl at her first high school. Jim Carrey takes on a more serious role as Colonel Stars & Stripes, an ex-mafia turned... More superhero vigilante and leader of Justice Forever, a league of real-life superheroes who are inspired by Kick-Ass. Carrey steals every scene he's in. Christopher Mintz-Plasse was very funny as The Motherf**ker, seeking revenge on Kick-Ass for the death of his father. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is also great as Dave Lizewski AKA Kick-Ass. Jeff Wadlow's direction isn't as slick like Matthew Vaughn's with the first movie. It's action-packed, hilarious and undeniably entertaining. The humour in Kick-Ass 2 is very crass. I feel ashamed of myself for laughing so hard at the vomit and diarrhea joke. 28% on Rotten Tomatoes is such bullsh*t. I really don't understand why critics hated it so much. Kick-Ass 2 is the best superhero movie of 2013.Hide


The Press Reviews

28% of critics recommend.
Rotten Tomatoes Score. More reviews on Rotten Tomatoes

  • A messy, confused, over-the-top mixture of brutality and sick comedy, puckishness and ugliness, self-awareness and tone-deafness. Full Review

  • A more modest success than the first "Kick-Ass," but still of-a-piece with its scurrilous predecessor. Nobody flies a jet-pack up a skyscraper this time, but Kick-Ass 2 still has its share of over-the-top action, and the sweary laughs are just about intact. Full Review

  • The film delivers almost exactly what fans of the first installment are hoping for. Full Review

  • The best thing about ‘Kick-Ass’ was Moretz, and Hit-Girl still gets the best lines. Like the first film, Kick-Ass 2 pulls the reality of teen life into its fantasy. Full Review

  • A fun if sporadically schizoid return to one of the brighter, brasher comic-bookers of recent years. Full Review

  • As diverting as this action-packed caper often is, it feels not just weightless but emotionally and morally stunted whenever it veers into grown-up dramatic territory. Full Review

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