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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 154
Fresh: 45 | Rotten: 109

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

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Average Rating: 4.3/10
Critic Reviews: 31
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 26

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

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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 (Chloë Grace Moretz) are about to graduate high school and become a crime-fighting duo when their

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Action & Adventure, Comedy

Dec 17, 2013

$28.8M

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If it works at all, fitfully, it's because of the precociously talented and in-control Moretz, who basically carries the entire film on her own small shoulders.

August 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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Sequel offers exactly the blend of R-rated nastiness and candy-colored action fans expect.

August 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
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What was once shocking now just elicits a shrug.

August 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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The year's most unpleasant movie.

August 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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The savvy wit and inspiration on display in the first film is absent in this dumbed-down, warmed over retread. Consider its ass kicked.

August 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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"Kick-Ass 2" can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up: a vessel for unhinged vengeance and destruction or a meta-critique of those same impulses.

August 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Tonally disastrous, the movie attempts to depict gruesome violence as serious one moment and hysterically entertaining the next.

February 5, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine
Movie Mezzanine

All the wonder and surprise of the first movie is gone. It's just aping the violence in other movies and other comic books.

January 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Grantland
Grantland

The new ensemble is underused, but the central duo of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl are still likable, even if Hit Girl runs away with the film.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire
Fan The Fire

The first Kick-Ass managed to have its cape and eat it. By comparison, Kick-Ass 2 is flat and tonally unsure.

December 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor
Flix Capacitor

A disappointingly half-baked sequel...

November 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Uma ode ao vigilantismo, deixando de estabelecer, no processo, a diferença que fazia o original tão eficiente: o fato de que, na fantasia, os atos de violência não trazem consequências reais.

October 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Maybe we should have left this franchise where it started.

October 3, 2013 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

Yet the film's biggest treat - and this will come as no surprise to Kick-Ass fans - is how strong and magnetic a character Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) has become. She's great. Trouble is, there's not enough of her.

September 29, 2013 Full Review Source: 3AW

Funny, raunchy and action-packed. 'Kick-Ass 2' doesn't quite live up the creativity of its superlative predecessor. This is R-rated material that is not suitable for children or for those accustomed to PG-13-rated superhero fare.

September 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Sometimes funny and extremely violent, "Kick Ass 2" is a by the book sequel that continues the concept of regular citizens becoming heroes.

September 7, 2013 Full Review Source: MediaMikes
MediaMikes

KICK-ASS 2 defames the original. It's a style-less and humourless retread; sans heart.

August 30, 2013 Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show
2UE That Movie Show

The first movie was complete and did not require or deserve a sequel which this new movie proves

August 28, 2013 Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com
jackiekcooper.com

Unsure what it wants to say, Kick-Ass 2 is a forgettable action flick with just an occasional splattering of humour.

August 27, 2013 Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane
ABC Radio Brisbane

Offers a convenient punching bag for critics who want to equate the youth violence in movies with its manifestations offscreen, even if teenagers probably represent the ideal audience to both enjoy and see through this contradictory, nuance-free cartoon.

August 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

It definitely finds a few interesting places to go.

August 24, 2013 Full Review Source: Mania.com
Mania.com

If the whole of Kick-Ass 2 had been 'Hit Girl Goes to High School', it would have been great.

August 24, 2013 Full Review Source: Concrete Playground
Concrete Playground

A cancerous pretender promising something different but only offering up crass costumed zeroes

August 23, 2013 Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie
The Popcorn Junkie

Extreme violence and outrageous comedy form an uneasy alliance in this outwardly enthusiastic but inwardly ugly comic book sequel.

August 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Keeps the manic mix of R-rated comedy and action seen in Matthew Vaughn's original while omitting the terrible attempts at shock-drama that polluted Mark Millar's comic.

August 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

These filmmakers have ended up with a sequel that lacks the freshness of the original film. It brings nothing new to the table, satisfied with simply throwing these characters together again and hoping that everything will turn out for the best.

August 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

Audience Reviews for Kick-Ass 2

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.
January 1, 2014
imrealgod

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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.
December 12, 2013
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

You Can't Fight Your Destiny.

Great Action Comedy Movie! Kick-Ass 2 is full of intense action and hilarious comedy, it is one of the best mixes and on par with other action-comedy films such as Hot Fuzz, 21 Jump Street and Tropic Thunder! From the variety of super heroes brought together by Jim Carrey's Captain Stars & Stripes to the frequent obscenities from 15-year old HitnGirl, Kick-Ass is an enjoyable film for fans of comedy, action and the superhero films! A graphic yet hilarious adventure. Stay thru the credits!!! There's a bonus scene at the end that you will get a kick out

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 own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.
October 18, 2013
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Manu Gino

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three stars
October 17, 2013
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    1. Marty/Battle Guy: It's just TV Dave, not peace in the Middle East.
    – Submitted by Cara H (2 months ago)
    1. Brooke: You've never kissed a boy, have you?
    2. Dolce: Oh my god, that's so adorable!
    3. Harlow: Maybe she's a dike.
    4. Mindy Macready/Hit Girl: Maybe I'll jam my foot up your snatch.
    – Submitted by Anna Victoria B (3 months ago)
    1. Mindy Macready/Hit Girl: Game on, cocksuckers!
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    1. Colonel Stars and Stripes: We are the good guys.
    – Submitted by L Richard A (4 months ago)
    1. Chris D'Amico/The Motherf%&*^r: Wait till they get a load of me.
    – Submitted by L Richard A (4 months ago)
    1. Mindy Macready/Hit Girl: Your hand is on fire.
    – Submitted by L Richard A (5 months ago)
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