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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Continuing 2 Kick-Ass.
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,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars "50,000 dollars, She's totally worth it!"
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...
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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Continuing 2 Kick-Ass., 16 Aug 2013
This review is from: Kick-Ass 2 [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free] (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. Chloe Grace Moretz continues to prove why she is rated such an up n'coming actress in the role that this time is more about Mindy Macready than her alter-ego and after the early action we do have to wait to see Hit-Girl cut loose again but when she does it is still a joyous and wondrous thing to behold. Guess which bad guy she has a smack down with?

I liked this film immensely. Yes I could have done with a bit more Hit-Girl but then I could have done in the previous film. Full of fun and brio and given heart with moments of reflection and sadness it was hugely enjoyable. It's not a film for everyone, if you loved the first film you will be on board with this, if not this won't convert you.

I'd say really that this is a 4-star film but I've given it an extra one as it had me walking out of the cinema mentally punching the air and whooping with glee which I`ve not done since `The Avengers.'
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kick-Ass 2, 2 April 2014
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"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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3.0 out of 5 stars "50,000 dollars, She's totally worth it!", 21 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Kick-Ass 2 [DVD] [2013] (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.

In conclusion, Kick Ass 2 shows glimpses of what made the original fun, but it's B grade special effects/choreography & scattershot content leave it a little further from the original than we'd had liked. Fans of the comics may get more out of the content than a mainstream viewer like myself. Contains strong language, graphic violence, brief nudity & mature themes. Worth a watch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun follow-up but not as good as the first, 11 Dec 2014
This review is from: Kick-Ass 2 [DVD] [2013] (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
4.0 out of 5 stars Actions and consequences, 18 Dec 2013
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Paul Tapner (poole dorset england) - See all my reviews
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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. But that does go with the whole point of the movie. Which, in addition to being the usual accept yourself for who you are message is that actions and choices have consequences. And you have to live with them.

In which respect the lead performances are pitched just right. Some scenes are shot in a comic book style - with an innovative use of a couple of subtitled moments - because that is the way that the villains are viewing them.

So as you can see from the reviews those expecting more of the same might be disappointed. But if you want a strong character story that does have a pretty decent ending, then this will suffice.

When it comes to the faithfulness of the adaptation, the last few minutes are completely different to the source material. And the final set piece is somewhat smaller scaled, purely for budget reasons. Simply to set up the possibility of a third film. It's unclear if that will happen, but I will be there if it does.

Plus: Do keep watching this one to the very end of the credits.

The dvd has the following language and subtitle options:

Languages: English, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Hindi.

Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Castilian Spanish, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portugese, Swedish, Hindi.

The disc begins with trailers, which you can skip via the next button on the dvd remote.

There are no extras at all.

It has one of those menus which is just icons and no text. But since the only options are play movie, scene selection, set up, and subtitles, that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

There's also a flyer with a website address and a code that you can use to download a copy of the film from that to a digital device.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 9 May 2014
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Great fund from start to finish. Hilarious comedy and the fight scenes are great. Good story too, though not sure if it's close to the comics or not....but it worked for me!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the film, 6 Mar 2014
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would recommend this film to anyone! full of action and an interesting plot, came quickly and at a good price - also see Kickass.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's kick-ass too!, 25 Feb 2014
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Great sequel to the original movie. Kick-Ass and Hit Girl team up with others to right the sins of the criminal element in the face of the police who have banned super-heroes. Not for those who disapprove of swearing, naturally!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kickass 2, 22 Feb 2014
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A kick ass film has many more heroes and villains has epic parts i would recoomend this who have watched the first film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kick-Ass 2, 5 Feb 2014
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This is a great film, didn't think it would be my kind of film but I loved it. A definite watch!
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