I just saw Kick-Ass 2
in theaters. If you enjoyed the first film, you'll find the sequel just as satisfying.
Like the first film, there is a stark contrast with the film: it's a
funny comedy one moment and then, like a punch in the face, it's crazy
hardcore violence. That's to be expected by the fans because the
source material (comic books) was written like this.
Anyway, Kick-Ass 2
takes place what seems like shortly after the
first movie. Hit Girl is now in High School, Kick-Ass is retired (but
soon takes up the mask due to boredom), and Red Mist reinvents himself
as The Motherf*****.
There are a ton of new characters in the new film, mostly centered on
the Justice Forever superhero group and the super villains that spawn up
to try and kill Kick-Ass. Although there are more characters in this
film, they're not given a lot to do. You only really see Mother Russia
in action, while characters like The Tumor didn't really do much in the
In some ways, this new movie is better than the first. It has a better
storyline, it has a nice theme, and there is a massive throw-down at the
end of the film.
opens in theaters this Friday, August 16th.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s
irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron
Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked
crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our
hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted
down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother
F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can
prevent their annihilation. With graduation looming and uncertain what
to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with
Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl,
she’s forced to retire. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces
with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars