Kick-Ass 2 Reviews
December 4, 2014
This movie is every bit as fun, entertaining, funny, and different as the first. I can't believe the critics...the audience opinion is the only that matters and like most great movies, most critics just don't "get it". Rottentomatoes is only valuable for one thing: the audience rating.
December 4, 2014
Like the original, a misunderstood movie in many ways. The original is better, but both are entertaining for the Big Bang Theory type crowd. If you like action, comic books and you are not sickened by violence, this movie is just fun. Too many critics talk about the artistic merits or the scenery. Who cares? I pay money I enjoy it therefore it is a good movie. Plain and simple. This movie is about Kicking Ass. Sometimes that is fun to watch.
December 3, 2014
A Far Cry From The Original. Some Movies Should Not Have Sequels.
December 8, 2013
Enjoyable, and solid sequel to Kick-Ass, but it does feel more like "Kick-ass 1.5" than the second in the series. The world has been opened up for further exploration, but it hasn't been properly exploited I feel. What you really have is just more violence, more vulgarity, more style but little of the brains or substance that it promises. The first one was fun, alot of its violence was within reason (probably not, but at least it had a sense of timing and wit), and had a satirical edge and was generally welcoming various ideas and questions to be posed and discussed. This film is just too simplistic in its execution.
October 11, 2013
Ayyy. Where to start with this one? I can't remember the last time I so eagerly awaited the release of a film. Kick-Ass was always going to be a hard act to follow but, y'know, I held out hope and put all my trembling, fragile faith in director Jeff Wadlow. I so want to say this film is good you guys, but it's not. It sucks. There are a few moments when it tricks you into thinking it's about to become awesome but then it just fizzles out.
For starters the whole story feels sloppily put together; too much time is spent showing Mindy and Dave agonise over the consequences of being superheroes, it's as though Wadlow has forgotten that's actually the only thing his audience want to see. There's also not enough Hit-Girl in there (surprising given how much she's been used to advertise the film). We all know she was the real star of Kick-Ass. For the sequel I wanted her to be fiercer, bloodier and swearier than ever, and sometimes she delivers, but there's a few incredibly lame sub-plots that sell her short.
For me this is the biggest disappointment of the film as there's just so much Wadlow could've worked with. Mindy's awkward transition into high school should have proved fruitful territory for a Hit-Girl sass-fest as she casually annihilated all the vacuous popular bitches standing in her way. What we're given instead is a kind of Hit-Girl lite who spends most of the film trying to fit in. I don't want to see that. I don't care about Mindy having some teenage crisis of confidence. Her original incarnation would've told her to get it together while nonchalantly chewing gum and doing target practice with a Kalashnikov. Overall the whole film is massively underwhelming, and maybe that's always going to be the case with a sequel to a movie that has such a huge cult following, but I just feel like we deserved way more.
November 28, 2014
Like most sequels, the origin story is traded out for more violence and action, and this movie is no different. Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) to me remained the steal of the show with her great action sequences, and personality. The gather of the various superheroes and super villains seemed a bit over the top. and the movie slides a way from some of the realism from the first movie, but still remained entertaining.
November 24, 2014
no aika huono niinku ekaki
November 22, 2014
Has moments of pure comedic genius, but is overall lacking in a heart, interesting main characters and has too much vile violence. Which pretty much defies the point of the picture. However it's overall pretty good with Christopher Mintz-Plasse Pretty much stealing the show.
November 17, 2014
Funny, raunchy and action-packed. 'Kick-Ass 2' doesn't quite live up the creativity of its superlative predecessor. The new ensemble is underused, but the central duo of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl are still likeable, even if Hit Girl runs away with the film.
August 4, 2014
An incredibly weak sequel, Kick-Ass 2 should hit harder, be funnier, and more violent but ends up only being more violent.
August 8, 2013
As usual, the first movie was better.
November 13, 2014
Jim Carrey is the highlight of this flick!
August 5, 2013
Weak writing and poor editing make this a disappointing entry. It seems they spent too much time trying to find funny setups for minor characters they left the main story arc floundering.
November 2, 2014
Its easy to see where this one fell away from its predecessor and that is in character development. Too many characters introduced with so little effort but they are supposed to have a hug impact on the story. cant happen that way.
August 17, 2013
ignore the critics on this one. I loved the first one. And I have to say this was way way way better than the first. no doubt. 5/5
October 22, 2014
From beginning to end this movie delivers. It has action, comedy and even a little romance but that romance is very short lived. It's pretty much the same plot line as the first only there's more than just a few "super heroes". It stars Aaron Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz and they both do a fantastic job playing Kick-Ass and Hit Girl, I don't believe anyone else could've done the role the way they did. Of course it's not award winning but I'd say it's pretty damn close. The action is awesome and it really gets your heart pumping, or at least it got my heart going, and it even has quite a bit of blood spatter which I liked even more. I don't get why there is so many bad reviews on this movie, I mean I loved every minute of it, I'm not sure whether that's because I'm just a huge fan of action or I just really wanted to love the movie since I really enjoyed the first one. There are some moments I said to myself, "really, how is that possible", and even, "holy s..t that was awesome", but come on I love action I just really liked the movie if you haven't realized that yet. So when you get down to it, yes this movie is worth seeing..maybe a couple of times. It's Blu-Ray worthy for me. Highly recommended
April 10, 2013
Not as good as the original. Veered from the source material with no improvement.
April 7, 2013
Wow Kick-Ass 2 really does kick ass as stupid as that sounds. This story like the comics picks up a about a year after the events of Kick-Ass. Dave has retired for crime fighting well Mindy continues to fight it, but when he misses it to much he puts on the wet suit to much he becomes Kick-Ass once again.
The journey is a ride of laughter, blood, and action. With great acting all around from Linda Bothy as Night Bitch to Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity, but it's Jim Carey who steals the show a Col. Stars and Stripes. Even the bad guys were fun to watch as the killed, raped, destroyed everything in their path. All in all Kick-Ass 2 is one of the best movies this summer and worth seeing.
October 16, 2014
Not as bad as I thought it would be, but it also not as good as I wish it was...
I enjoyed it though.
August 17, 2013
Kick-Ass 2 is, in my opinion, a worthy sequel and continuation of the story of Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) and Hitgirl (Chloe Moretz). This film is definitely not for everyone. Kick-Ass 2 has the same tone and feel as the first movie had. If you did not like Kick-Ass you will not like this movie. I overall enjoyed the first one, so I knew pretty much what to expect from this one. To be honest I got what I was expecting and a bit more. I actually like Kick-Ass 2 more than Kick-Ass.
Kick-Ass 2 takes place sometime after the first film. Dave (Kick-Ass) is still in high school and has decided not to be Kick-Ass at first. However, after seeing how many costume heroes on TV that he has inspired he decides to be Kick-Ass again and team up with Hitgirl. However, Mindy (Hitgirl) is trying her best not to be Hitgirl anymore and to just be normal because of a promise with her dad. Mindy's new legal guardian, Marcus (Morris Chestnut), is against her fighting crime and forbids her from being Hitgirl. However, Kick-Ass is recruited by this new superhero team led by Colonel Stars (Jin Carrey).
Chris/The Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) from the last film has now become the main villain, The Mother Fucker. His goal is to take revenge on Kick-Ass because of the events of the first film. He gets together his own team of super-villains to get his revenge. He's is great in this film. I actually like him better here than in Kick-Ass. He is funny, badass when he has to be, and his costume is Kick-ass.
This movie deals with many of the issues the first film brought up like how being a superhero in real life is very dangerous and there can be serious consequences for. It also discusses issues that other superhero films in the past have brought up like; are superheroes doing as much harm as they are good? What is the real persona, the one behind the mask or the superhero itself? This film deals with those issues very well in my opinion.
I also like how the side characters get more to do in this film. Kick-Ass's father and his two best friends get much bigger roles in this film than in the first movie. In the first film they were mainly just comic relief. Here they are all major characters.
What may turn many people off is the violence and language. This film is very violent and very vulgar. The first film was violent and vulgar as well, so if you did not like that film do not see this. The violence did not bother me as much here. When I first saw the first film and saw how violent it was it bothered me mainly because it caught me off-guard. I was not familiar with Kick-Ass before I saw the movie. I have not read the comics and the trailers made the film seem like a safe superhero comedy, which it clearly wasn't. This time I'm more prepared for the violence so it did not bother me.
What does bother me, however, is the vulgar humor. There are a ton of jokes and comments about male and female genitals in this film, which was not needed. The first film had that problem as well. I have never been liked that type of humor this film did not make me like it any better. It did not ruin the film in any way but I did not like it at all.
Another thing I do not like is the lack of Jim Carrey in the film. Jim Carrey is great when he is in the movie. In fact he is probably my favorite part of the film. However, he is not in the film as much as I thought he would be. The trailers made him out to be a major character along with Kick-Ass and Hitgirl and he really wasn't.
I cannot comment about the 3D because I only saw it in 2D. The score was fine. It was nothing great but it got the job done. The action scenes are amazing particularly the final fight at the end. I found that the action in this is better than the first film.
Overall, if you are a fan of Kick-Ass then I recommend seeing Kick-Ass 2. Kick-Ass and Hitgirl are still awesome and fun. Jim Carrey is awesome as Colonel Stars. The action scenes are awesome like the first film.