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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  16 August 2013 (USA)
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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.

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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 F%&*^r -- 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. 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-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. 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. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his ... Written by Universal Pictures

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You Can't Fight Your Destiny.

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,332,955 (USA) (16 August 2013)

Gross:

$28,751,715 (USA) (20 September 2013)
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Some of Red Mist/The Motherfucker's nastier moments from the comic, including murdering children and rape were omitted from the film. Christopher Mintz-Plasse 's reaction to this was literally, "Oh, thank God". See more »

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Outside the high school at the beginning of the movie, Dave runs up to Mindy and says, "Hey," clearly without breathing heavily. Dave was clearly catching his breath after he stopped running. See more »

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[first lines]
Mindy Macready: A handgun bullet travels at more than 700 miles per hour.
[Mindy pulls a gun out]
Dave Lizewski: Hey, whoa! Absolutely not! No.
Mindy Macready: Look, if you don't want to do it, you don't have to do it.
Dave Lizewski: Okay, good. I don't want to do it!
Mindy Macready: Fine.
[Mindy shoots Dave in the chest]
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Carry You
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Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Studio Beast Music (BMI)
All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. and by Rokstone Music/BMG Rights Management Ltd., a BMG Chrysalis company © 2012
Performed by Union J
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
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It wasn't the first but it was still OK
5 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the first one and have been waiting for this with great anticipation! When I saw it on Comcast On-Demand I immediately rented it. Like most sequels, this wasn't as good as the first and it's hard not to make comparisons to the first movie.

The first thing I noticed was the lack of a good soundtrack that went with the first movie. Scenes like Hit-Girl whooping ass to Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation", or the old Banana Splits song "Tra La La" Song totally made the first one awesome for me. The soundtrack was as important as the characters.

As the movie was unfolding I kept waiting for some funny/rocking music to play. Unfortunately, I was pretty let down that they didn't spend the money to acquire some interesting/funny/rocking songs for this movie.

Then the plot was sort of handicapped by the fact the characters had matured. I felt the actors all did a good job, but the built in humor that came along with an innocent naive Kick-Ass character getting his butt beat, or the irony of a 10 year old foul mouthed girl killing someone with the same zeal she would pursue a boy band with was gone.

I think they spent a little to much time developing the idea of a group of super hero's and and not enough time developing Kick-Ass & Hit-Girl characters. Overall, I liked it, and I'm sure most will... It just wasn't as fresh and new as the original.


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