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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.


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$28,751,715 (USA) (20 September 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is Jeff Wadlow's first R-rated film. See more »


During The Mother*****'s first robbery, he points the gun at the cashier demanding cash and the angle of the gun changes between camera shots. See more »


[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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References Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) See more »


When the Saints Go Marching In
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User Reviews

Empire Strikes Back!
14 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of the first Kick Ass film and the comics, so I'm a tough fan to please but this film exceeded my expectations! In a year full of over-hyped superhero films Kick Ass 2 came along with a low budget, no contracted actors roped in and R rating and gave me the most entertaining hour and 40 minutes I've paid for all year!

Excellent acting all round especially from Jim Carrey and Chloe Moretz, this film doesn't copy and paste the first but stays close enough to it cinematically that the new director takeover isn't largely noticeable.

I don't understand why the film hasn't been rated better, 10 out of 10 from me. Super on all levels!

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