Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: 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 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, Rovi
Rating:
R (for strong violence. pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and brief nudity)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Cast

Aaron Taylor-Johnson
as Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
as Chris D'Amico/The Motherf.
Chloë Grace Moretz
as Mindy Macready/Hit Girl
Donald Faison
as Dr. Gravity
Robert Emms
as Insect Man
Jim Carrey
as Colonel Stars and Stripes
Morris Chestnut
as Detective Marcus Williams
Yancy Butler
as Mrs. D'Amico
Claudia Lee
as Brooke
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
Tom Benedict Knight
as Alley Hood
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
Charlie Clapham
as Goth Kid
Chuck Liddell
as Himself
Daniel Kaluuya
as Black Death
Trenyce Cobbins
as Coach Podell
King Lau
as Chinese Bouncer
Benedict Wong
as Mr. Kim
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
Mif
as Convict No. 1
Rob Archer
as Convict No. 2
James Cutler
as Goggles
Adam Bond
as Funeral Cop
Trenyce
as Coach Podell
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Critic Reviews for Kick-Ass 2

All Critics (192) | Top Critics (36)

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

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Solve a crossword puzzle. Call grandma. Do whatever you like. But don't see this reprehensible movie.

Full Review… | August 16, 2013
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 16, 2013
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Sequel offers exactly the blend of R-rated nastiness and candy-colored action fans expect.

Full Review… | August 16, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Even the novelty of a deadly, blasphemous Hit-Girl wears off, and all that's left is over-the-top violence and under-the-belt humor.

Full Review… | August 16, 2013
Orange County Register
Top Critic

What was once shocking now just elicits a shrug.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Kick-Ass 2

Decent sequel that does not quite reach the level of fun the original film did. It's particularly disturbing how similar Hit-Girls storyline is to the Carrie sequel, which also starred Moretz. Some of the new characters are fun and show promise, but we don't get to know them very well. The action is pretty gory again but not quite as spectacular as in part one. Entertaining but not quite the riot one could have hoped for.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

By failing to put together an idiotic slapstick humor and the graphic violence that characterized the first film, the result is an irregular sequel that, even though sometimes exciting and able to make you laugh, is unnecessary and never on par with the excellence of that movie.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Everything good about the original is missing from this mess.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

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