[Spoilers & Typos] Just to assure whoever cares about critics in the first place, Kick Ass 2 is very... Kick ass! It's no question (or surprise for that matter) that it's an experience best had in the theaters. Even if the experience did feel a little short and rushed at times. I understand a movie can only cram in so much source material, but it wasn't even 2 hours long. I assumed it'd be almost 2 and a half hours, but maybe the directors cut will have some extra content for us. The content we were given however is what makes the movie worth the price of admission (duh). Jim Carrey, for example was awesome! Even if he didn't exactly get the most screen time; in which case is expected. Christopher Mintz-Plasse however stole the show. Anytime he'd show up on screen, I'd have the biggest grin on my face. For him, it was his biggest role yet, and his time to shine. I feel after people see this, he won't exactly be referred to as "Mclovin" anymore. With optimism and high hopes of Kick Ass 3 being a possibility, I will buy a ticket to see it a second time, and I'll be spreading the good word of this good sequel. Until then, I recommend it .:8/10:.
There are several ways to describe this movie. The best term for a movie like this is a popcorn movie (The kind of movie you have fun watching at the movie theatre and you eventually forget about it.) Most of the cast in this movie is mexican (which is suiting to the culture of the movie.) Like "The Expendables" Machete is a guy movie (If you take a girl to see this movie, it most likely won't end out good.) The acting in this movie is satisfying, the action and violence is nice, and the atmosphere of the movie is old fashion and refreshing. There are very origional aspects of the movie that only it could provide. My only complaint about this movie is Lindsay Lohan. They really didn't need her in the movie at all. It's a bit ironic that Lindsay went from Parent trap, to Freaky friday, to this. This is one of the movies where it may not be to your liking, but it's just fun to watch.
For the last dedicade, Hollywood reverted to old films made in the 80's (in some cases even earlier). The Karate Kid is in the rare few of movies that take an older movie, and introduce it to the newer generation without loyally screwing with the source material. Other than Pursuit of Happiness, This was Jaden Smith's first big role in a film. To be honest, he really didn't do that shabby of an acting job. This is his first big mile stone in the acting buisness. Jackie Chan did an okay job as well. How ever his relationship with Jaden Smith in the movie seemed a bit more creepy if you will. The movie may not be exactly like it's origional predicessor, but that just makes it more unique as far as remakes go. It's enjoyable, and alot more family friendly. 4/5
The Prince of Persia is the first video-game based movie to be considered by critics and normal viewers alike, to be considered good. Unlike all other video-game based movies, this one in particular doesn't completely rely on great visuals to entertain the viewer. This movie succeds in bringing both visuals and story under the same roof with the title of a video game. There are other elements that this movie has that other video-game based movies lack. There is no hammy acting in this movie, The plot isn't a hole infested turn off, and some of the smaller elements complement the worth of this film. This movie should be considered by all other film makers as the stepping stone towards making adiquite, enjoyable, and respectable video-game spin offs. 6/10