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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

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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Country:

USA | UK

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, 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

Two characters from Kick Ass (2010) were carried on to Kick Ass 2 (2013) but were cast as different actors. Todd, originally played by Evan Peters, is now played by Augustus Prew. Marcus, originally played by Omari Hardwick, is now played by Morris Chestnut. See more »

Goofs

When the lawn mower crashes through the police car's windshield, the windshield breaks into long shards. Windshields are made of two glass sheets sandwiching a plastic inner lining and do not shatter like regular glass. 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 Rambo III (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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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It wasn't the first but it was still OK
5 December 2013 | by ktyson9426See 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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