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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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The tone's too rough to be funny. Kick-Ass 2 suffers from being a little too real.
It's a clever film but it's also a cynical and disorienting one.
All the wonder and surprise of the first movie is gone. It's just aping the violence in other movies and other comic books.
Solve a crossword puzzle. Call grandma. Do whatever you like. But don't see this reprehensible movie.
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.
Sequel offers exactly the blend of R-rated nastiness and candy-colored action fans expect.
Unfortunately, whatever smarts the franchise once had appear to have been knocked out of it in the first round.
There are some kick-ass performances and action scenes here that are certainly worth seeing, but there's also a lot of wandering around with less successful results.
Has none of the original's spark or sly humor, and it's become the empty, reptile-brain spectacle that the original's detractors accused it of being.
Rein in expectations a touch before purchasing your tickets and stay until the end of the credits for a treat.
The action, violence and ludicrous bloodshed are all in ample display here, even if director Jeff Wadlow is not nearly as adept at shooting action as Kick-Ass 1's Matthew Vaughn.
Kick-Ass 2 actually develops its main characters, Hit Girl and Kick Ass, allowing them to grow up in ways that are surprisingly fun and interesting.
By trying to combine an idiotic slapstick humor and the graphic violence that characterized the first film, the result is an irregular sequel that, even if sometimes exciting and able to make us laugh, is totally unnecessary and never on a par with that excellent movie.
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.
Everything good about the original is missing from this mess.
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.
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