Kick-Ass 2 suffers from the cinematic equivalent of penis envy. This mildly disappointing but nonetheless entertaining movie's brilliant predecessor was such a pleasure-inducing, Dirk Diggleresque whopper of a movie that this sequel feels shackled by an abundance of awe and reluctance to step free from its sizeable shadow.
Photos of deceased characters like Nicolas Cage's Big Daddy and Mark Strong's Frank from the 2010 original dominate the screen in the early stages, along with numerous verbal and visual references to past events we've witnessed. An overriding sense of regression lingers over proceedings, which largely focus on the emotionally turbulent domestic lives and 'daddy issues' of Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Dave/Kick-Ass, Chloë Grace Moretz's Mindy/Hit-Girl and Christopher Mintz-Plasse's Chris/Red Mist.
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