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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

Writers:

Jeff Wadlow (screenplay), Mark Millar (comic book) | 1 more credit »
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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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Colonel Stars and Stripes is a combination of two characters from the comics: Colonel Stars and Lieutenant Stripes (they're brothers). See more »

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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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References Dead Alive (1992) See more »

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Motherquake
Written by DJ Fresh (as Stein), Matthew Margeson (as Margeson), Dominique Young Unique (as Clarke) and Diplo (as Pentz)
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. and Copyright Control and Notting Hill Music and Songs Music Publishing LLC
Performed by DJ Fresh vs Diplo, featuring Dominique Young Unique
Produced by DJ Fresh and Diplo
Licensed courtesy of 2013 Ministry of Sound Recordings Limited
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Will Satisfy In a Different Spot Than The First.
21 June 2014 | by dwvaughn11See all my reviews

What had made Kick-Ass so special was its ability to sustain an interesting story both for the audiences who are and who are not willing to delve into the deeper aspects of what makes a film truly shine. Kick-Ass 2, on the other hand, seemingly aimed only to satisfy those who are not willing to dig. (But not entirely; I will get into that later). Simply put, if you walk into movies to see action, blood, and a whole lot of style, you will absolutely love Kick-Ass 2. However, if you walk into movies to see interesting characters, a well paced story, and a whole lot of substance, you will still admire Kick-Ass 2, but forget about it very soon. While there are few aspects from the deeper end of the spectrum residing within this film, that does not mean that they do not stand out and impress. Hit-Girl was a blast to watch in the first film. But unfortunately, her new-found sensitivities in this film seem to do nothing but take away from what mattered the most about her character in the first place in exchange for a few scenes of unnecessary high-school drama for the sake of developing a character in all the wrong spots. In spite of this, one character who stood out in a great way was Colonel Stars and Stripes who, in his mere seven and a half minutes of screen time, was an enormous bundle of interesting. Sadly, behind this among few more redeeming qualities lies the issues that many will have a hard time ignoring. The antagonist, who is notoriously known as The Motherf%#$er, is someone I found to be very bland and out-of-place in the Kick-Ass film universe created by the first film. Among a handful of humorous scenes he shared with Javier lies something we see every day in teenage comedies. Something worth forgetting about. Overall, Kick-Ass 2 is a great film for reasons that a lot of audiences do not find a film great for. However, if you allow it to take you to the spot it would like you to be (Which is a different mindset than what you had while watching the first) you should be in for a nice ride.


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Country:

UK | USA | Japan

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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