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Kick-Ass 2 Movie Review

Kick Ass 2 Movie Review Kick Ass 2 Movie Review

Kick-Ass 2 Movie Review

Kick-Ass 2 opens in theaters today, Friday August 16th 2013. A sequel to the first film in 2010, this new superhero movie stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. This time around, people are putting on masks to fight crime. Colonel Stripes (Carrey) then decides to form a team and asks Kick-Ass (Johnson) to join their cause. Red Mist (Plasse) on the other hand is planning his revenge on Kick-Ass for the death of his father while Hit Girl (Moretz) is trying to live a normal life after giving up her superhero title. Check out the movie review below:

“Kick-Ass 2: The Superheroes Are Back

Movie Review for Kick Ass 2 Kick Ass 2 Movie ReviewIt’s three years since Hit-Girl first kapowed on to the screen, letting rip the C-word at a room full of drug dealers before taking them out with a shiny new butterfly knife. Back then, ‘Kick-Ass’ exploded like a grenade of brattish energy and ultraviolence. The slightly disappointing sequel is less anarchic and more slick. You’ll still be laughing, but where ‘Kick-Ass’ giggled at action cliches, this sometimes slips into them.

Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) is dead and Hit-Girl (Chloë Moretz) has been adopted by his old cop partner. Now 15 and starting high school, she has promised to hang up the nunchucks for good. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is back as Dave Lizewski, the high-school nerd whose only superpower is not dying of shame wearing a green wetsuit on New York’s streets.

Dave’s amateur heroics as Kick-Ass went viral on YouTube and spawned a generation of have-a-go avengers. Now there’s an amateur league of superheroes, led by Jim Carrey. Carrey has since withdrawn support for ‘Kick-Ass 2’, slamming its ‘level of violence’. But his toothpaste grin has never been wider as he slices and dices. What lures Hit-Girl out of retirement is Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). He’s now The Motherfucker, wearing his dead mum’s skintight fetish outfits.

The best thing about ‘Kick-Ass’ was Moretz, and Hit-Girl still gets the best lines. Like the first film, ‘Kick-Ass 2’ pulls the reality of teen life into its fantasy. But Hit-Girl was homeschooled on the weight-to-velocity rates of bullets. So how will she now deal with classroom bitches? The answer is a little lame.

Elsewhere, there’s plenty to enjoy, if a bit guiltily at times. Carrey has an issue with the film’s violence. My problem is the sex. ‘Kick-Ass’ was full of boytastic bad taste – Dave whacking off to a fantasy involving his teacher. Harmless teen boy stuff. ‘Kick-Ass 2’ notches it up with an offensive rape joke (man tries to rape woman, can’t get it up). Okay, he’s the butt of the joke, but in a film whose heroine is a 15-year-old girl beating up a bunch of bad dudes, that’s not just bad taste – it leaves a bad taste.”

 

The original article can be read at Time Out London by clicking here.

 

Kick-Ass 2 is directed by Jeff Wadlow. Don’t miss this new action film in theaters near you!

Check out other movie trailers, reviews, news, pictures and get the latest buzz on upcoming films right here at New Movie Launches.

Charmaine Blake loves movies, musical theater listening to music and taking pictures of anything that she finds interesting. She is a voracious reader and writer, and enjoys her time writing for New Movie Launches. Charmaine loves spending time with her pets and currently has a Siberian Husky, a toy poodle and a cat.
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