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Kick-Ass 2 home entertainment release announced, special features revealed

Kick-Ass 2 didn't quite manage to set the box office alight this summer, but Universal will be hoping that much like its predecessor the superhero sequel finds a second life on DVD and Blu-ray, and the studio has now revealed that the film will hit DVD and Blu-ray just in time for Christmas. Here's the official press release, which includes a rundown of the bonus features...

The holidays will pack an extra punch this year as Kick-Ass 2, the second installment in the irreverent action-comedy franchise, comes to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand on December 17, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD on December 3, 2013. In addition to more than an hour of behind-the-scenes featurettes, filmmaker commentary, and extended scenes, the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also comes with an exclusive alternate opening.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Savage, Anna Karenina), Chloe Grace Moretz (Carrie,
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Kick-Ass 2 Blu-ray and DVD Arrive December 17th

Kick-Ass 2 Blu-ray and DVD Arrive December 17th
The holidays will pack an extra punch this year as Kick-Ass 2, the second installment in the irreverent action-comedy franchise, comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet&#8482 and On Demand on December 17, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD on December 3, 2013. In addition to more than an hour of behind-the-scenes featurettes, filmmaker commentary, and extended scenes, the Blu-ray Combo Pack also comes with an exclusive alternate opening.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Savages, Anna Karenina), Chloe Moretz (Carrie, Let Me In) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (This Is the End, Pitch Perfect) return for another action-packed, over-the-top round of extreme crime fighting, joined this time by Jim Carrey (Yes Man, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Donald Faison (Scrubs, Remember the Titans), John Leguizamo (Ice Age, One for the Money) and Morris Chestnut (The Call, Identity Thief).

The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray,
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Kick-Ass 2 Promo Images

Check out 15 high resolution promotional images from Jeff Wadlow‘s upcoming cult-hit superhero dark comedy, Kick-Ass 2. Wadlow replaces Matthew Vaughn as director, but Vaughn is still involved as producer. This new adventure finds Kick-Ass teaming up to fight evil with a group known as Justice Forever, fittingly lead my Colonel Stars and Stripes. The film, based on the comic series by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr, stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina. Here’s the official synopsis for Kick-Ass 2: Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After...

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Chloe Grace Moretz On Hit-Girl, Growing Up With Fans And Cussing

By Bryan Cairns

Can a teenage vigilante superhero have a normal life? Mindy Macready, aka Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), certainly hopes so. After teaming up with Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) to take down drug lord Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong) and his sadistic son Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) in 2010's "Kick-Ass" movie, the pint-sized killing machine has abandoned her costumed adventures in the sequel to attend high school. But when Chris adopts the identity of The Mother Fu@!#ker to exact revenge on Kick-Ass, Mindy is forced to once again suit up and come to the rescue.

At Pinewood Studios in London, England, things are about to become extremely violent on the set of "Kick-Ass 2". Today, Moviefone is sitting smack dab in the middle of The Mother Fu@!#ker's impressive lair, which is lined with arcade video games, expensive cars, flashing lights, massive TV screens mounted on the walls and a gigantic aquarium.
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Kick-ass 2 – The Review

So if Percy Jackson and the retired spies of Red can get follow-ups, why not that geeky non super-powered costumed crime-fighter Dave Lizewski Aka Kick-Ass? Well I know that Mindy MacReady Aka that pint-sized tornado of carnage Hit-Girl is worthy of a sequel, or better yet, a spin-off solo flick! So what happened? It was thought that the original from April of 2010, well, ummm…under performed at the box office. Well it looks like good overseas business and strong video sales made it worthwhile for the actors to don their masks and spandex once again. But after the box office bonanzas generated by PG-13 flicks based on the all-ages characters from DC and Marvel comics, will audiences respond more positively now to the dark, dirty, gritty, very R-rated world of these low-rent heroes? Suit up, let’s go on patrol through the mean streets of Kick-ass 2.

Since the events of the first flick,
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Film Review: Disappointing ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Replaces Style with Vulgarity

Chicago – More vulgar, violent, and generally vile than the first film, “Kick-Ass 2” is one of those incredibly annoying films that actually will mar the legacy of its predecessor by association. Writer/director Jeff Wadlow entirely misplaces the priorities of the first film, thinking that the sequel needs to be more extreme, even if that’s at the expense of style and intelligence. Only another totally game performance from Chloe Grace Moretz saves it from complete disaster but it comes damn close. One could argue that “Kick-Ass” was all style and no substance. “Kick-Ass 2” has absolutely none of either.

Rating: 1.5/5.0

As we’re reminded multiple times, “Kick-Ass 2” allegedly takes place in the “real world” (although none of the dialogue or comedic set-ups have the air of anything remotely genuine) as the revelation of real-life heroes at the end of Matthew Vaughn’s fun first flick opened up a
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'Kick-Ass 2' (2013) Movie Review

I can understand where the filmmakers are coming from on this one, I'm finding it hard enough to find the energy to just write a review of Kick-Ass 2. Just imagine if I had to write and direct the actual movie. Kick-Ass 2 may in fact serve as evidence even Hollywood has become bored with its tired routine of sequelizing every film possible in hopes of a lucrative franchise or, at the very least, enough films to release a trailer with the accompanying phrase, "The conclusion to the epic trilogy..." Well, chances are the Kick-Ass franchise will have to end as a duology as this sequel to the mediocre, 2010 original more or less tells the same story, but can't even seem to muster up any measure of excitement in the process as it goes through the motions without much of a pulse. The first film introduced Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson
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Film Review: ‘Kick-Ass 2’

Film Review: ‘Kick-Ass 2’
A crudely entertaining genre hybrid that merges smart-alecky comicbook satire and semi-plausible vigilante fantasy to weird and wobbly effect, “Kick-Ass 2″ improves on its 2010 predecessor in at least one respect: It doesn’t make the mistake of trying to pass off its bone-crunching brutality as something shocking or subversive. Chloe Grace Moretz remains the standout asset of a series that, like Hit Girl herself, has entered an awkward adolescent stage; as diverting as this action-packed caper often is, it feels not just weightless but emotionally and morally stunted whenever it veers into grown-up dramatic territory. Still, thanks to a fresh infusion of comic energy from writer-director Jeff Wadlow, the screw-loose sequel is certain to command a degree of attention, despite or perhaps even because of its maddening unevenness.

The 2010 Lionsgate film (budgeted at $30 million) grossed $96 million worldwide and became a sizable homevid hit, suggesting enough of a core fanbase to
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Second Opinion - Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Kick-Ass, 2013.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow.

Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut, Clark Duke, Claudia Lee, Lyndsy Fonseca, Robert Emms, Lindy Booth, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Nyman, and Olga Kurkulina.

Synopsis:

The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.

Kick-Ass was a revelation when it was released in 2010. It wasn’t the box-office monster that came in tow with the Dark Knights, Spider-Men or mutant super-teams, but what it did have was a fresh perspective. A new, exciting look at out fascination with superheroes, and what if a normal guy with no super powers and no wealth dressed up in a strange diving costumer and fought crime in real world USA? Matthew Vaughn’s biting film,
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Two More Foul-Mouthed Featurettes For ‘Kick-Ass 2′

Tomorrow sees the UK release of bonkers, wannabe superhero sequel Kick-ass 2 as we’re reacquainted the green-hooded deliverer of justice Dave Lizewski (aka Kick-Ass) and his cunt-bellowing sidekick Mindy McCready (Hit Girl), again played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz. The duo join up with fellow crime-fighters, the ‘Justice Forever’ crew, to take of Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s former friend-turned-nemesis Red Mist, now reborn as rogue villain The Mother Fucker and his band of hired killers.

After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave.
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Top 10 Tuesday – Ass Kickers And Gravity Doctors: Who’s Who in Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-ass 2?

With Jeff Wadlow’s action-comedy set to open this Friday, 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) do-it-yourself vigilante 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 super-villain The Motherf%&*^r – only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.

When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young masked hero Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do with their shared calling, 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
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New Red-Band Featurette for Kick-Ass 2 – ‘Hit-Girl vs. Mother Russia’

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The wait is finally all but over, with Kick-Ass 2 making its highly anticipated debut in UK cinemas tomorrow.

Talk of a sequel has been ongoing since the release of the original, which netted an impressive $96m. from a $30m. budget. And after what has felt like an eternity, Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl, and co. are about to return to the big screen once more.

As the film heads into cinemas tomorrow – a perfect opportunity to watch it with your 2-for-1 Orange / Ee Wednesday – Universal have released a new red-band featurette, taking us behind the scenes on some of the action sequences between Hit-Girl and franchise newcomer, Mother Russia.

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.
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Kick-Ass 2 Review

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

“With no power comes no responsibility.” Gleefully riffing on the teen angst horse pucky of Spider-Man and Marvel’s other teen superheroes, Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 movie Kick-Ass took Mark Millar and John Romita Jr’s comic book about an ordinary, everyday comic book-loving nerd styling himself as a masked have-a-go-superhero vigilante, rounded off its nastier edges, courtesy of screenwriter Jane Goldman, and delivered a fun, violent, gloriously foul-mouthed shot of adrenaline that celebrated the superhero genre even as it satirised it and made a star of the wonderful Chloe Grace Moretz who f- & c-bombed her way into our hearts. Then Vaughn and Goldman turned around and ruined everything by making the po-faced X-Men: The Wonder Years.

Taking up pretty much where the first film left off, Kick-Ass 2 sees Dave/Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) still playing superhero while the orphaned Mindy/Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), now living

Movie Review - Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Kick-Ass, 2013.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow.

Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut, Clark Duke, Claudia Lee, Lyndsy Fonseca, Robert Emms, Lindy Booth, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Nyman and Olga Kurkulina.

Synopsis:

The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.

Kick-Ass 2 sees Dave and Mindy, our Dynamic Duo, some time after the events of the first film. Mindy is struggling to fit in with the popular girls at school, and Dave is trying to balance his personal life with his desire to once again don the mask and fight crime as his vigilante alter-ego. Meanwhile Red Mist is plotting to take revenge on Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass for killing his mob-boss dad at the end of the first movie.
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New Kick-Ass 2 featurette on Hit Girl vs Mother Russia

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Chloe Grace Moretz's Hit Girl was the break out character of the first Kick-Ass, and while you wouldn't believe anybody could step up to the pint sized killing machine, Kick-Ass 2 introduces us to the one person who might just do that in Olga Kurkulina's fearsome Mother Russia. Universal have kindly sent over this Nsfw featurette, which takes a look behind the scenes of the brutal match between the pair, which, if it is anything like the comic book, should more than satisfy the gore hounds in the audience   Released: August 16th USA / August 14th Ireland & UK
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Hit-Girl Does Battle With Mother Russia in Red Band ‘Kick-Ass 2′ Featurette

Hit-Girl proves that she’d rather be dead than red in this new featurette from the creators of Kick-Ass 2, which goes behind the scenes of the teen superhero’s final battle with the imposing Mother Russia, Red Mist’s bodyguard. The (very Nsfw) featurette chronicles the anatomy of a fight scene, which is particularly interesting when one opponent is a tiny sixteen-year-old girl, and the other is a 6’2” Russian bodybuilder. Hit-Girl (the charming Chloe Moretz) is under the common teenage delusion that she is unstoppable, even when faced with a daunting enemy like Mother Russia (newcomer and real-life bodybuilder Olga Kurkulina). Moretz speaks about this with a wisdom beyond her 16 years – her character doesn’t understand why the enemy won’t “ughh just die already.” All in all, it looks like it’s going to be a fun battle to witness on the big screen; Hit-Girl throws knives that Mother Russia simply pulls out of her
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Watch: Nsfw Featurette For 'Kick Ass 2,' & Sfw Clip From Disney's 'Frozen'

A couple of clips for upcoming movies hit over the weekend, at polar opposites from each other, one for a big animated movie that's still a few months away, the other a red-band featurette for an imminent R-rated comic book blockbuster. The latter is from this Friday's "Kick Ass 2," with a featurette that sets up a final confrontation between Chloe Moretz's Hit Girl and a new adversary that might prove her match: the gigantic Mother Russia, played by newcomer Olga Kurkulina. It's a little odd to be hyping up something that's clearly part of the film's climax, but the fight choreography seems to be fairly impressive, which makes this the first thing we've seen from the film that doesn't make us want to walk into traffic in order to avoid seeing it. The other clip is from something much more family friendly: Disney's holiday-season hopeful "Frozen." A "Tangled"-ification
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Kick-ass 2 - New International Extended TV Spot

Kick-Ass 2 finally hits theaters this week, and the movie looks like it could end up being even better and crazier than the first one! Here's a new TV spot for you watch, which has some fun new footage.

The movie stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Olga Kurkulina, Clark Duke, and Donald Faison.

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 (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.
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Hit Girl Tackles Mother Russia in New Kick-Ass 2 Featurette

Superhero action sequel 'Kick-Ass 2' hits UK theatres this Wednesday so there's still time to squeeze in a cheeky look at a new featurette. This new Nsfw asset features the delightful Miss Chloe Grace Moretz ('Carrie') reprising her role as Hit Girl (below) and taking on the fearsome Mother Russia (played by Olga Kurkulina). Aaron Taylor-Johnson ('Godzilla'), Christopher Mintz-Plasse ('Fright Night'), Lyndsy Fonseca ('Hot Tub Time Machine') and Clark Duke ('The Office') all return for the follow up and are joined by a whole host of new masked heroes and villains that include Lindy Booth ('Wrong Turn'), Donald Faison ('Scrubs'), John Leguizamo and Jim Carrey. Check out the new video below....
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Kick-Ass 2 Review

Director: Jeff Wadlow.

Cast: Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, Donald Faison.

Running time: 103 minutes.

Synopsis: When a group of evil super villains descend on the city, it’s up to Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and his new crime-fighting friends to take them down.

The original Kick-ass (part one, you could say) came from nowhere. Although adapted from a comic book, our skinny, green jumpsuit-wearing hero was nothing compared to the likes of Batman, Superman, heck, even Aquaman, but with the likes of Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, X-men: First Class) as director and Jane Goldman as co-writer, Kick-ass impressed not just fans, but also critics.

Taylor-Johnson returns as Dave Lizewski, our reluctant hero, back at high school having left his ass-kicking days behind him. The same goes for Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), who, having been homeschooled by Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage really was
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