Kick-Ass 2

2013

Action / Comedy / Crime

788
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 58%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 230200

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Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready / Hit Girl
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass
Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes
Lindy Booth as Night Bitch
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Reviewed by Scarecrow-88 5 / 10

Kick-Ass 2

Chloë Grace Moretz is still the superstar of Kick-Ass, even though the movie is named after the superhero character played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Taylor-Johnson is endearing even as his highschooler in the green-and-yellow costume pummels the bad guys, now aligned with a group of wannabe superheroes, led by an ex-mob enforcer (turned born-again Christian annihilator) named Captain Stars and Stripes (played by a demented looking Jim Carrey, in fatigues, with yellow teeth, military hair cut, and gruff beard) called Justice Forever. Moretz, on the other hand, promises her dad's partner (and adoptive father) that she'll quit being Hit-Girl. So she gets involved with Mean Girls in school, ultimately embarrassed and ridiculed by them not long after they indicate she belongs with them. The "sick stick" incident is one of the best scenes, particularly how the head cheerleader bitch both vomits and diarrheas on the lunchroom floor. Christopher Mintz-Plasse hyper-actively provides his vengeance-seeking Chris D'Amico with plenty of asshole and wimpy rich-kid obnoxiousness. With money, self-absorbed D'Amico buys "supervillains" (Mother Russia, in particular, obliterates everyone, including 10 police officers!) that will do anything he wants to prove how evil he is. The sheer hilarity in that Chris' costume derives from his mother's S&M gear ought to tell you just how raunchy this film can be. Kick-Ass 2 is awfully violent, as a word of warning, even as a comic book action flick. With kids doing most of the violence, this could be kind of uncomfortable. Even I found the fight between Hit-Girl and Mother Russia a bit hard to watch due to how it often looked one-sided. A fifteen-year-old being thrown around by this 'roid Freak that seems impervious to pain and brutalizes people far older than her could be critically held questionable. Dismissed as action fare that shouldn't be viewed harshly because of its comic book nature, even I was wondering if this film went too far. I just want to say this, though: Lindy Booth is a smokin' ginger as Night Bitch, but her treatment by Chris proves just how contemptible he is. Christ gets what's coming to him even if he's a cretin due to his parental upbringing. The shark tank and supervillain lair ultimately mock how ludicrous Chris turns out to be as this evil leader of very bad people in costume. My favorite scene involves Hit-Girl (not in costume) unloading on a group of Chris' goons who kidnap Taylor-Johnson's Dave while trying to keep from falling off the van (this includes her climbing up one of the goons who is hanging from the open passenger side door!)…it is totally ridiculous, but it beats seeing her taking a pounding from a female wrestler twice her size. The "adrenaline shot" where Hit-Girl is on the same level as Mother Russia sums up pretty much how taking this seriously could be unwise. Morris Chestnut as a snuggly father type seems like miscasting but oddly ingratiates as Moretz is susceptible to his desire to see her happily without danger threatening her young life. The ending leads us to believe that there won't be a third film and I think that's for the best. However, there's plenty of blood-letting and outbursts of graphic body assaults are common, so those desiring that will have their bloodthirst satiated.

Reviewed by rywolf8 2 / 10

Darker, more violent, and nowhere near as good.

I am a huge fan of the first Kick-Ass movie; it was fun, action packed, and even had a few emotional sequences thrown in for good measure. I went into the sequel expecting the same feel of the first one to be present, but just a continuation of the story. That, unfortunately, was where I was horribly wrong.

Lots and lots of spoilers for Kick-Ass 2 below...

Alright, so it starts off pretty good, with Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass training to be a crime fighting duo. I'm excited about this...I would be cool with a movie entirely about KA and HG putting down bad guys. But then HG makes a promise to Marcus, her guardian and protector since her father died, and subsequently stops being a super hero and spends the rest of the movie trying to fit in with teenage 'mean girls' super clique b**ches. Um, what?? Which then leaves her and KA's interaction through the rest of the movie to essentially him begging her to come back and be a hero and she repeating over and over again why she can't. They literally have this conversation like five times.

Don't even get me started on the "Sick Stick" she uses to get her revenge on the girls at school. It's a cool weapon in theory, but the graphic portrayal of its use in the middle of a high school cafeteria was repulsive and completely unnecessary.

Here's something I never thought I would say; I wish Jim Carrey had been in the movie more. His character actually seemed like it could be pretty interesting; hints about a spec ops past, an attitude that borders (well, maybe more than borders...) psychotic, like he could easily push being a hero too far. Even though it is a cliché story, I would have much rather seen his character devolve into a morally grey killer as the villain than what was given to us with Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

I liked Chris in the first movie, teenage son to a powerful mob boss trying to figure out where he fits, but still with some sense of moral integrity. None of that is seen here; so consumed with Kick Ass after the masked hero killed his father with a bazooka, he dons his mothers S&M outfit and becomes the first supervillain, the Mother F****er. Yep. That's right. I'm sure this is supposed to be funny, but they portray him as too dark, violent, and serious while trudging around in leather and chains for me to feel anything but nausea during every scene he is in.

I missed Nicholas Cage. Another thing I never thought I would say.

Character's do things for no reason throughout the whole movie, the dialogue is terrible, the movie is just awful. It's redeeming qualities are few and far between, and not enough to make it worth a viewing. There is a lot more about this movie that upsets me (like Dave's gf from the first movie breaking up with him because she thought he and Hit-Girl were sleeping together...??) but I think I have probably said more than enough.

Watch the first Kick-Ass, it is awesome. Give this one a wide berth.

Reviewed by Screen_Blitz 6 / 10

Whereas its predecessor boasted an audacious rendition of the superhero genre, this one falls shallow on the rebellious spirit that made the first one a hit

Kick-Ass was a movie that both entertained and shocked audiences with its rebellious patent of taking the superhero genre and spinning into a raunchy hard-R satire with its unapolegetic delivery of ultra violence and subversive humor. It answered the witty question of why no one in real life every tried to be a superhero. Whether it or not it offended you with its morally reprehensible material (particularly from the violent and foul-mouthed Hit-Girl), it made for a wildly bold transcendence of its genre thanks to director Matthew Vaughn behind the wheel. It is sad to say that Vaughn didn't make his return to the director's chair for this sequel and is instead replaced by Jeff Wadlow whose previous effort was 'Never Back Down'. Upon watching this follow-up to the original, it seems like Wadlow may not have been the best replacement. Lacking the ironic flair and falling short of the anarchic comedic spirit that made the first film wildly entertaining, this film stands as a disappointing continuation of its predecessor. Set roughly three years after the events of the first film, Dave Lizewski (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has left his life as the crime-fighting machine in favor of picking up on his high school life. That is not the same for Mindy MacCready (played by Chloe-Grace Moretz), now 15, who is still out in the streets suited up as Hit- Girl taking down the baddies. After getting caught sneaking out by her now-guardian Marcus (played by Morris Chestnut), she is forced to give up her life of crime-fighting and go to school as a normal teenage girl. Meanwhile, Dave decides to jump back into his superhero alter- ego and recruits a band of others superhero wannabes lead by Colonel Stars-and-Stripes (played by Jim Carrey). This leads them into a battle against the former Red Mist star Chris D'Amico (played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse) who adopts a new super villain alter-ego known as The Mother [email protected]%#er, in attempt to seek revenge against Kick- Ass who killed his father in the last film.

Matthew Vaughn brought a clever source of audacious meta-humor and an unyielding push for stylized violence and profane dialogue for the purpose of establishing a unique portrayal of the comic book genre to the original. That is what made the film vastly entertaining. Jeff Wadlow tries following his footsteps, but his attempt comes to subpar results. Whereas the violence and profane were wittily perpetrated to establish a slick comedic edge, Wadlow cuts slightly back on the edgy humor in favor of toothless sex jokes and attempts at bodily humor that almost never seem to land. And when it comes down to taking the character and setting them in the crime-fighting action, the results are less funny and fall inconsistent with some jarring tonal shifts and stabs at dark humor that occasionally get off-putting. While the action sequences following Kick-Ass and his buddies are fun and retain roughly the same amount of bloodshed displayed in the original, less time is spent with the last film's show-stealer Hit-Girl whose time on screen is reduced in favor of segments focusing on Mindy Macready exploring her life as a high school girl joining a clique of snobby school chicks, a subplot that not only feels overly derivative from 'Mean Girls', but hinders the pacing of the plot . Thus, the majority of the show is handed to Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Kick-Ass who, while likable, lacks the level of charisma to Chloe Grace Moretz's Hit- Girl; while a large portion to handed to Christopher Mintz-Plasse's supervillain ego whose evil demeanor feels often too vicious and over-the-top to even contribute to the darkly funny atmosphere. Jim Carrey's Colonel Star-and-Stripes, a role the actor now detests due to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting months prior, is no show stealer here; though shines with a little twinkle of charm. In the end, it is fair to say Jeff Wadlow succeeds at making the film self-aware of itself while breathing a few nice action scenes to engage in the adrenaline- fueled testosterone, even if his style of humor falls short of Matthew Vaughn's comedic beauty.

Kick-Ass 2 is a moderately entertaining sequel that may boast a sense of excitement in terms of feeding audiences with its energetic action muscle, but falls shallow to the bold humor and subversiveness that ravaged the beauty of its predecessor. It comes to show that more often than not, it follow-up signals a step down from the franchise. But could the return of Matthew Vaughn helped? It is certain.

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