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Kick-Ass 2

posted Aug 12, 2013, 9:29 PM by Vu Nguyen

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 movie.

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.

Kick-Ass 2 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 and Stripes.