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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 Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.

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Cast

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Amy Anzel ...
Mrs Zane
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News Reporter
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Matt Steinberg ...
Mr. Radical
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Tommy's Dad
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Mr. Lizewski
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You Can't Fight Your Destiny.

Genres:

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,332,955, 18 August 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,795,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,297,114
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Carrey bought his own props to look like the comic book version of Colonel Stars and Stripes. See more »

Goofs

At Dave's father's funeral, Dr. Gravity tells him the team would love to help, but can't because they "just got out on parole."

This is inaccurate because parole refers to early release from prison following a conviction. Although the Justice Forever members were arrested, held and released, they were never formally charged or convicted of any crime. 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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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Spoofs Toxic Crusaders (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Hero
Written by Moore, El Bergamy, Jessie J (as Cornish), Camille Purcell (as Purcell) and Lorne Alistair Tennant (as Tennant)
Cornish, El-Bergamy, Fontaine, Camille Purcell, )
Published by Copyright Control and Sony/ATV Music Publishing and
Rollover Music
Administered by Wixen Music U.K. and Chrysalis Music Ltd./a BMG Chrysalis company © 2013
Performed by Jessie J
Produced by The ThundaCatz
Courtesy of Lava Music/Island Records U.S.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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It wasn't the first but it was still OK
5 December 2013 | by 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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