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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Better than expected
Really, I expected this to suck. Everything I've been reading about it for the past year has made me dread what was to come. There's no way I couldn't NOT watch it, though, so I did. And it was awesome. It wasn't nearly as amazing as the first Kick Ass, because that would be impossible, but it was still amazing from beginning to finish. Just like the first one, Hit Girl carried the entire movie. I'm only writing this because of all the bad reviews I'm seeing for it. If you liked the first Kick Ass movie, then GO SEE THIS.
Ugh, IMDb is telling me the review is too short. FINE. Just like in the first Kick Ass movie, the theater was nearly empty. And just like in the first one, there was lots of blood and gross stuff and Hit Girl beating the crap out of adults. I was really worried about the movie having Jim Carrey in it - I'm a fan of Carrey, but I didn't want him to take over the movie. No problem with that, though, because he was awesome without being over the top and he had minimal screen time. The trailer made it seem like it was the new Jim Carrey movie.
There was about 15 minutes in the middle of the movie where the movie turned into Mean Girls and they won over Hit Girl by showing her a boy band video. Nope, not kidding about that. It was all pretty funny stuff, but seemed a little out of place. Now IMDb has me complaining about things. Thanks a lot, IMDb. Don't listen to me. Just go see Kick Ass as soon as possible! And see it in the theater. And bring lots of friends, because I have a feeling this movie is bombing, judging from 10 other customers that were in the theater tonight. Now I'm depressed. Thanks, IMDb.
The best movie I've ever seen in my life!
Fine, okay, I'm exaggerating in the title just a little. I've been a fan of the Touch Tone Terrorists for more than 10 years now. Most of their prank calls are brilliant and, just like the Jerky Boys, RePete created some awesome, lovable characters in his calls - Blade, Willie and JimBob. I was excited to see the movie and watched it with a few friends this week. I was only slightly let down, as I wasn't expecting much from it.
It was a fun movie to watch and I will definitely be watching it again, but probably never again while I'm completely sober. The production seemed flawless. I was constantly amazed with the professional looking sets and props. For a low budget film, it seems like they spared no expense making this movie look great. Every line of the main character's voice was dubbed over and I didn't notice a single discrepancy with the mouth/voice, which was impressive too.
The acting was what I expected. The 3 main characters did an excellent job on their parts, but all the extras were pretty awful. And there were a lot of extras, most of them seeming to be plucked from the sketchiest strip clubs available.
The movie's main problem was the plot. It started out promising as a movie about a bunch of shipping company employees doing wacky things, but eventually went all over the place with each character having their own crazy set of misadventures. It was all fun to watch and I admit that I laughed a lot, but after awhile it seemed like it was just a bunch of bad SNL skits all strung together that would never end. I know it's stupid to complain about the plot in a movie like this, but I'm doing it anyway.
All in all, it was a fun movie and I'm sure I'll see it again. I can't imagine anyone who's not into the Touch Tone Terrorist prank calls "getting" this movie, so be sure to at least go to the TTT website and listen to all the hilarious prank calls clips. If the prank calls make you laugh, then you should be able to appreciate most of the humor in this movie too.