Kick-Ass 2 2013

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Kick-Ass & Hit Girl team up to defeat an evil league of super-villains led by the former Red Mist. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey.

Starring:
Jim Carrey, Lindy Booth
Runtime:
1 hour 43 minutes

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Kick-Ass 2

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure, Comedy
Director Jeff Wadlow
Starring Jim Carrey, Lindy Booth
Supporting actors Chloe Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca, Chloe Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Olga Kurkulina, Daniel Kaluuya, Clark Duke, Aaron Johnson, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison, Yancy Butler, John Leguizamo
Studio Universal Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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3.8 out of 5 stars

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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful By lordbrett on 16 Aug 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Being a sequel Kick-Ass 2 had no chance of capturing the 'controversial' shock value of the first film and an early decimation of a group of bad guys by Hit-Girl {always a gleeful treat} might in fact lead you to think that this film was just going to be a retread of the first film's highlights. Thankfully while it is still foul-mouthed and full of over the top, choreographed violence, it's a leaner and faster paced follow up that moves the story of the main protagonists forwards in a thrilling, energised, fun ride that had me leaving the cinema full of cheer.

Continuing the theme of normal folks as superheroes, it is three years later and Kick-Ass Dave Lizewski no longer wants to fight crime alone and sets out to become part of a team. Moving at a brisk pace the action is formed around this idea while finding time to ponder on what it means to be a hero. Parallel to this is the rise of Chris d'Amico, the previous film's Red Mist, now re-christened and re-invented as super-villain The Melon Farmer and his mission to destroy Kick Ass with his own recruitment of a team of bad guys. Meanwhile Hit-Girl has the hardest job of all ....trying to fit in at school.

Various new characters are introduced; a grizzled Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars n' Stripes for the good guys and more impressively, Mother Russia for the bad guys. A brick out-house of a woman in a red bikini who would'nt look out of place in a 'proper' superhero film and could hold her own as a credible 'Bond' villain. See her wipe out squad cars full of cops single-handedly and smile.

But of course the most enjoyment in the Kick-Ass films comes from Hit-Girl.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Larsen on 2 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
"Super Hero" movie with an off set. You think it's cute, but it's not. An odd movie in it's own rigth. Not as good as the first one, but if you liked that one, you won't go wrong with this one ether. Hit Girl is a personal favorite of mine.:)
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By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Picking up some time after the events of the first film, the Superhero duo have turned attentions to real life & High School. Dave/Kick Ass wants to pick up the mask once again, joining a rag tag bunch of Sunday league super heroes. Mindy/Hit Girl tries to put the superhero life behind her & concentrate on High School, while Chris D'Amico takes on the role of a super villain plotting revenge on both of them for killing his father. Ass will be kicked!

Being a sequel Kick Ass 2 lacks that shock & awe value that comes with an original piece of work. They try to make up for that with an even darker story, cranking up the violence & body count. The action sequences are entertaining albeit they feel less polished, and the characters aren't as engaging this time around so its hard to get swept up emotionally into it. Quite a bit of the films more successful humour stems from these action scenes. As the odd choice of discarding smart & clever humour for gross out comedy, made the film feel too much like a parody of the original at times.

Kick Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) & Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Mortez) get over shadowed in this outing by some eye catching performances & exciting new characters. The Stand out if them all is Chris D'Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) who snaps & spirals deliciously into a super villain surrounded with hired villains. Some new faces keep things fresh. Of note, Dr.Gravity (Donald Faison) & Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey) inject some welcome genuine humour with some oddball superheros. And a female Arnold Schwarzenegger/Brigitte Nielsen , Olga Kurkulina, as D'Amico's main sidekick Mother Russia. "50,000 dollars, She's totally worth it!" Offers up a serious challenge to Hit Girl.
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Format: DVD
A fun movie; doesn't seem to know what it is and not quite the worthy sequel it should have been but still entertaining. The movie for better or worse still contains the same sickeningly inspirational atmosphere that the first film (but neither of the first two comics) had: uplifting but very much at odds with the source material.

Low points: A lower budget made for some quite awful (and unnecessary) CGI such as in the canteen scene. Some awkward rejigging of the plot to better justify the comic (removing Dave's girlfriend...). There is some quite obvious, horrendously dated/cringeworthy product placement (Union J...?). For some reason Hit Girl swears less, is far less psychotic and generally seems lacking in the fundamental fun of the previous outing.

High points: a stunning little performance from Jim Carrey despite his public disowning of the work, a solid pace and a stirring score, some funny moments ("I'm not completely evil"...) and the film is full of the wishful childishness that makes comics so appealing.

Well worth a watch, but don't be expecting this to be even as good (never mind better) than the original.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Dec 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Movie sequel to Kick-Ass [DVD] which is all about a nerd who tries to become a costumed crimefighter. That movie was an adaptation of a comic, and this movie is an adaptation of Kick Ass 2 and Kick-Ass: Hit-Girl. Which are both sequels to the original comic.

This possibly might work as a jumping on point if you haven't seen the first film, but you are probably still better off starting with that.

It's three years since the end of said first movie. Hit Girl is having to adapt to normal life. Dave becomes part of a superhero team called Justice Forever. And Chris returns, to fulfill what he promised at the end of the first film. Become a supervillain.

Suddenly for Dave and friends, things get serious. Can they save themselves and the city from the evildoers?

As an adaptation, this is pretty faithful to the comic. Although just like the first film, it is a somewhat toned down version of the source material. And far more from Kick Ass 2 the comic does get in than the Hit Girl comic.

It does brings in lots of great supporting characters, in particular several of the justice forever team. It's all about growing up and facing up to responsibility and who you are. Something that the heroes manage more than the villains.

Whereas the first film had a light tone to it which meant you couldn't really be bothered by certain things because you knew it wasn't real, this one goes for a different approach. The violence is more graphic and real.
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