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.
A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.
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
Mark Millar was actually delighted by Jim Carrey's disapproval of the film's violence. In his own words, Millar described it as "like saying 'this porno has too much nudity.'" See more »
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 »
Jeff Wadlow's vile follow-up to Matthew Vaugn's enjoyable but ultimately escapist comedy Kick-Ass is every failure that Vaughn managed to avoid. While one could accuse Vaughn of sensationalizing violence and ultimately abandoning his own satiric point, at least Kick-Ass was anchored by strong performances, including a fantastic turn by Nicolas Cage. No such luck here. Moretz is a capable actor but she's given little to do. Her entrance into womanhood is presented with the tact of a bad teen soap and her ultimate conquest over her bullies is both tame and disgustingly underwhelming at the same time. Wadlow's ear is deaf and his tone loud like that of a child banging a drum. It's a retread that systematically destroys everything the original film had going for it. From it's characters, to it's performances, to ultimately the world itself.
I don't know what the point of it all is. Poorly conceived "superheroes" brutally beating people to bloody pulps is funny? If we're going to have an empty film, could we at least have it well made?
Or are we just along for a cheap, amoral ride?
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