Kick-Ass 2 Reviews
Kick-Ass 2 is a disappointing and uninspired sequel that offers nothing new to the genre which is surprising due to the fact that it's predecessor focused on just that.
Rating: 6.8 (C+)
The second movie? Not as good. Still brutally violent, with Jim Carrey even going so far as to later distance himself from it following (yet another) gun incident in the States, this never seems to hit the highs of the first; never seems to take off.
Which is somewhat ironic, since one of the sub-plots in this is about escalation, while another is about how Kick-Ass has inspired others to become their own super-heroes.
The key problem was how dull it all was, particularly involving the scenes where Mindy attempts to adapt to life in a new school- it all seemed too contrived. And I can't believe I'm saying this but the film misses Nicolas Cage. Jim Carrey has been cast to replace him in that big-name role but bizarrely he's barely in the film. There were just too many characters to keep track of and care about.
While the first Kick Ass was a great antidote to superhero movies, this is nothing more than a terrible parody.
This was still pretty awesome, I can say in some doses it was better then the first, but it definitely went over the top with its dark humor. Still funny and "Kick-ass" at the same tie though.