After retiring after his last adventure Kick-Ass (Dave Lizewski) took a break from fighting crime. However, his prior actions motivated dozens of people to dress up and become real-life superheroes. This motivates him to get back together with Mindy Macready aka Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) to train in order to be an actual crime fighter.
Kick-Ass joins forces with “Justice Forever” a group of real life superheroes consisting of Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), Gravity Man (Donald Faison), Insect Man (Robert Emms), Night Bitch (Lindy Booth), a middle-aged couple known as Tommy’s Mum (Monica Dolan) & Dad (Steven Mackintosh) and his best friend Marty aka Battle Guy (Clark Duke).
Kick-Ass wants Hit-Girl to join, however she promises her guardian that she will stop fighting crime and be a normal teenager.
Meanwhile his arch nemesis, Chris D’Amico aka Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) finds himself without parents and unlimited resources. Set to be the world’s first real super villain, he changes his name to Motherfucker and will do anything to avenge his father’s death. After realizing that his fighting skills aren’t up to par, he assembles a team of skilled ruthless murderers, gangsters, and fighters to wreak havoc on the general public and anyone who is close to Kick-Ass.
With Motherfucker’s reign of terror plaguing New York City all costumed vigilantes are arrested good or bad. This causes many of them including Kick-Ass to hang things up. Then the unspeakable happens and both Kick-Ass, and Hit-Girl realize that “You Can’t Fight Your Destiny” so they team up with the rest of the Superheroes to Battle Motherfucker and his army.
The film has all the elements of a perfect comic book film with jokes, violence, romance, and heartache. Most sequel movies are not as good as the original, but this is a great second installment to this series. Although, the ultra-violent fight scenes are a tad over exaggerated, they have a great deal of realism that may not be prevalent in cartoon style comic movies.
The Kick-Ass character may have a high threshold for pain, yet he is human and is beaten up regularly. Red Mist’s transition and name change is a little ridiculous and unoriginal, yet fits the character very well as he is a wimpy moron. The Hit-Girl character is a fantastic, but unrealistic in the fact that she is a 15-year-old girl kicking so much ass with ease. However, in the final battle she is made out to be very human, which is a nice touch.
Overall, Kick-Ass 2 is a must see in theatres as action flicks have a better effect on the big screen compared to home video.
Run time: 103 minutes
review written by Kevin McKoughFollow us on Social Media and Share us for channel growth