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"I Hate Reboots," reads a funny T-shirt that comic book / movie superhero nerd Dave Lizewski wears in "Kick Ass 2" -- an obvious shot at "Spider-Man," "Superman" and other franchises that wind down, then return to life entirely too soon on the big screen.

But how do you feel about superhero sequels that pretty much nobody asks for, Dave? And we're not talking about "Percy Jackson" here. 

"Kick Ass 2" comes three years after the modest ($48 million) success of "Kick Ass." 

Covering much of the same ground, with a lot of the cute worn off or aged out of -- Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) is no longer a pre-teen, Kick Ass himself (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) strains to look like a high school senior -- the sequel is notable for some amusing bits, a few cool scenes, and its wince-worthy violence and staggering body count.

"This is the real world," Dave's long-suffering dad (Garrett M. Brown) lectures. »

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