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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Kick-Ass 2 falls short in its attempt to emulate the original's unique blend of ultra-violence and ironic humor.

Movie Info

His heroic antics having inspired a citywide wave of masked vigilantes, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins their ranks to help clean up the streets, only to face a formidable challenge when the vengeful Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) transforms himself into the world's first super villain in this sequel written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down). Dave/Kick-Ass and Mindy/Hit Girl (ChloŽ Grace Moretz) are about to graduate high school and become a crime-fighting duo when their noble plans are foiled by Mindy's strict parents. Now, as Mindy hangs up her Hit Girl uniform and navigates the treacherous high-school social scene, Kick-Ass begins patrolling the streets with Justice Forever, a fearless group of urban watchdogs fronted by former mob thug Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). They've got the criminal element on the run when Chris D'Amico lays his Red Mist persona to rest, and reemerges as The Mother F**ker, a powerful criminal mastermind with a loyal legion of henchmen. The Mother F**ker is determined to avenge the death of his late father, who previously perished at the hands of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. Now, as The Mother F**ker and his minions begin targeting the members of Justice Forever, Hit Girl realizes that the only way to save Kick-Ass and his new friends is to emerge from her forced retirement, and fight back with everything she's got. John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Emms co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for strong violence. pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and brief nudity)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeff Wadlow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 17, 2013
Box Office: $28.8M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Aaron Taylor-Johnson
as Dave Lizewski/Kick-A...
Christopher Mintz-Pl...
as Chris D'Amico/The Mo...
Chloe Grace Moretz
as Mindy Macready/Hit G...
Donald Faison
as Dr. Gravity
Robert Emms
as Insect Man
Jim Carrey
as Colonel Stars and St...
Morris Chestnut
as Detective Marcus Wil...
Yancy Butler
as Mrs. D'Amico
Amy Anzel
as Mrs. Zane
Clark Duke
as Marty/Battle Guy
Augustus Prew
as Todd/Ass Kicker
Mary Kitchen
as News Reporter
Matt Steinberg
as Mr. Radical
Steven Mackintosh
as Tommy's Dad
Monica Dolan
as Tommy's Mum
Garrett M. Brown
as Mr. Lizewski
Lyndsy Fonseca
as Katie Deauxma
Sophie Wu
as Erika Cho
Paul Raposo
as Guido No. 1
David Vena
as Guido No. 2
Chris Chan Lee
as Store Clerk
Lindy Booth
as Night Bitch
Tanya Fear
as Harlow
Daniel Kaluuya
as Black Death
Trenyce Cobbins
as Coach Podell
King Lau
as Chinese Bouncer
Chantelle Chung
as Chinese Hooker
Andy Nyman
as The Tumor
Tom Wu
as Genghis Carnage
Olga Kurkulina
as Mother Russia
Iain Glen
as Uncle Ralph
Eben Young
as News Reader
John Bregar
as Mother Russia Cop
Mike Chute
as Mother Russia Cop
Chris Cordell
as Mother Russia Cop
Shane Daly
as Mother Russia Cop
Kevin Kase
as Mother Russia Cop
Martin Roach
as Mother Russia Cop
John Schwab
as Detective
Todd Boyce
as Chief of Police
Jesse Camacho
as Onlooker
as Convict No. 1
Rob Archer
as Convict No. 2
James Cutler
as Goggles
Adam Bond
as Funeral Cop
as Coach Podell
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Critic Reviews for Kick-Ass 2

All Critics (188) | Top Critics (35)

The problem with being shocking is that you can only shock once.

Full Review… | July 15, 2015

Kick-Ass 2 has a twisted energy, and from the first scene, in which a caustic Mindy teaches Dave about the importance of a bulletproof vest, it tries everything it can think of.

Full Review… | July 7, 2015
The Age (Australia)

Mindless drivel.

Full Review… | July 7, 2015
Daily Star

Although the film has the cheap veneer of female empowerment that comes from having a girl assassin, it is rotten with misogyny.

Full Review… | July 7, 2015
Daily Telegraph

The tone's too rough to be funny. Kick-Ass 2 suffers from being a little too real.

Full Review… | July 7, 2015

It's well-acted, amusing and occasionally a lot of fun, but that's tempered with a mean, ugly streak that makes it quite sad to watch.

Full Review… | July 7, 2015

Audience Reviews for Kick-Ass 2

Everything good about the original is missing from this mess.

James Alvarez

Super Reviewer


This one really kicked it hard to be a PITA to get through the first hour. The first hour is extremely pathetic. After that, it becomes tolerable. I liked Chloe Grace in the first part, but here she's disappointing. Then again, the movie hardly had any credible performances. Maybe the poor script limited the scope. At least it must be responsible for no sequel ahead.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer


I loved the first "Kick Ass" and was pretty stoked for the sequel until I read reviews. The reviews were pretty bad, so I decided not to see it in the theater. I'm glad I didn't shell out the 10 bucks(plus another 15 for snacks), but this isn't nearly as bad as a lot of critics claim it to be. If you enjoyed the first one, then this gives you more of what you want and would expect from this franchise. Everyone is back(except Nicolas Cage for obvious reasons), and now Red Mist as become the MotherF***er and is assembling an army to take out Kick Ass(Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Kick Ass joins a group of heroes and tries to recruit Hit Girl(Chloe Grace Moretz), but she wants to leave the life of crime fighting.. It all comes together in one big epic brawl. This has more action, violence, and young girl cussing that the first movie. Also, Jim Carrey has a bit role and is amazing. This is his best work in the last few years by far. He adds a lot to the movie for the 15-20 minutes he is in it. Is this better than number 1? No, but it's still a worthy sequel. I liked it, and I'm sure most true fans will too.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

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