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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But the Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything for which he stands.

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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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16 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Lindy Booth (Night-Bitch) previously worked with director Jeff Wadlow on his first film Cry_Wolf (2005). See more »

Goofs

The ID number of the police car bombed with a propane tank by Mother Russia has conflicting numbers. When viewing the license plate, the vehicle number is 79I5. In the overhead shot, the number on the trunk is 0729. See more »

Quotes

[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 The Flash (1990) See more »

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I Hate Myself for Loving You
Written by Joan Jett (as Jett) and Desmond Child (as Child))
Published by Lagunatic Music and Filmworks, Inc. (BMI)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Licensed courtesy of Blackheart Records Group
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one of the most exploitative films ever ... and a rising star
31 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

First, let's do the real backstory, that is, the real world backstory. KA1 was a pretty interesting movie, with some nice ideas, some nice execution, and a decent plot arc. Arguably, the best thing in KA1 was Chloë Grace Moretz, who stole entire scenes from more seasoned actors with an impish grin and comic timing that Jack Benny would have envied. Ironically, since both KA1 and KA2 are about evil, you need to understand that the real evil happened after KA1 was made, when a new production team got hold of the rights to the sequel. Now, there are bad sequels and there are worse sequels, but the baddest of them all is a sequel that, from the getgo, seeks to exploit the vulnerabilities of its audience. And that's what we have here. Essentially a moronic story with episodes of violence bordering on the pornographic, interspaced with interesting (albeit undeveloped) secondary arcs that riff off, for example, MEAN GIRLS. To call this movie an abomination is unfair to real abominations. Through it all, however, Chloë Grace Moretz shines in her reprise of an older more mature Hit Girl, pretty much stealing every scene she is in - again. She is photogenic, athletic, charismatic, and knows how to deliver dialogue. We'll be seeing more of her.


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