Excerpt: When you think about the serial nature of comic books and the virtually limitless stream of new stories published each month, big-screen sequels in this genre should be a slam-dunk, right? Unfortunately, Kick-Ass 2 loses its way; its themes becoming at once muddled and more clichéd.
Excerpt: The Film It seems like every superhero movie needs a sequel. The 2010 action flick Kick-Ass certainly wasn't the typical superhero outing. It was violent, but also insanely successful, more than tripling its budget.
Conclusion: Picking up where the last film left off, Jeff Wadlow writes and directs 'Kick-Ass 2' with the same enthusiasm, visual gusto, and penchant for wild ultra-violence as its predecessor, but the film lacks a truly engaging story.
Conclusion: Kick-Ass 2 is a pretty sad follow-up to what was, for better or worse, one of the more unusual and provocative superhero films of the past few years. Fans will still probably find enough to enjoy in this outing, but it's a pretty stale, warmed over rehash of what made the first film so notable,...
Excerpt: A very hit and miss affair, this follow-up to 2010�s mightily entertaining Kick-Ass succumbs to the law of diminishing returns. On the surface it has all its predecessor�s ingredients: bloody violence, inappropriate language, flirtations with darker thematic material, an irreverent approach to the...
Excerpt: Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass was an extremely violent and surprisingly fun addition to the comic book movie genre when it came out in 2010, but when its box office numbers disappointed the chances of a sequel looked dim.
Excerpt: About midway through Kick-Ass 2 , the sequel to 2010’s normal-guy-becomes-a-crime-fighter fantasy , a budding archrival corners the new girlfriend of his costumed nemesis. “You’re done banging superheroes, baby,” he sneers at the terrified teen. “It’s time to see what evil dick tastes like.