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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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Jeff Wadlow

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Mindy Macready / Hit Girl
Morris Chestnut ... Detective Marcus Williams
Claudia Lee ... Brooke
Amy Anzel Amy Anzel ... Mrs Zane
Clark Duke ... Marty / Battle Guy
Augustus Prew ... Todd / Ass Kicker
Mary Kitchen ... News Reporter
Donald Faison ... Dr. Gravity
Matt Steinberg Matt Steinberg ... Mr. Radical
Steven Mackintosh ... Tommy's Dad
Monica Dolan ... Tommy's Mum
Garrett M. Brown ... Mr. Lizewski
Lyndsy Fonseca ... Katie Deauxma
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Chris D'Amico / The Motherfucker
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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

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You Can't Fight Your Destiny.


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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,332,955, 18 August 2013

Gross USA:

$28,795,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,795,985
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2.35 : 1
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The posters seen in Dave's room, "American Jesus" and "Superior", are two graphic novels written by "Kick-Ass" author Mark Millar. See more »

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[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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Produced by DJ Fresh and Diplo
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Lacks the novelty and the charm of the original
31 January 2014 | by VartiainenSee all my reviews

If the first Kick-Ass movie was that cool cousin, who's a bit rough around the edges and definitely a badass, then this film is that young brat, who tries to imitate said cousin, but only partly succeeds.

The first Kick-Ass film had a few good things going for it. It had a completely new take on the superhero genre, it skillfully juggled both effective comedy and brutally violent action scenes, plus it had some pretty convincing characters and a dark storyline. The sequel, on the other hand, fails at the juggling part. The action scenes are still pretty brutal and effective, but the humour lacks that razor sharp edge that made the first one so believable despite its premise. Instead it relies on racial stereotypes and potty humour, which just isn't that funny.

Add in a lackluster storyline that honestly feels like watching tennis. First one character has a change of heart, then few minutes later he/she bounces back and another character decides to change his/her opinion, immediately after which the first one changes his/her stand. Rinse and repeat. A compelling and captivating story this does not make, especially when the villain generates mostly embarrassed facepalms and the final battle rejuvenates some of the first clichés the first film so artfully dodged.

That being said, the production values are still excellent, some of the new characters are pretty interesting (though there's way too many of them), I still like both Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and they had some really good scenes together. If you liked the first film and want to see the storyline continued, this one is worth checking out if you're not expecting miracles.


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