Summary: Will give you your fill of action - but whereas the original film struck a good balance between the action and more light-hearted scenes - this one is all business. Even the scenes with Chloë Grace Moretz trying to pass as a "normal" high school freshman have an edge to them. That being said, it was still good to see these characters again, and the newcomers (Including Jim Carrey, Donald Faison and Lindy Booth) were welcome as well.
Excerpt: Bloodier, more action/eye candy but less filling. Dave Lizewski wants to partner with Mindy Macready. Marcus, Mindy's new guardian and friend of her fathers, tells Mindy to stop fighting. Chris transforms into MF while Dave joins Justice Forever, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes, Battle Guy (Dave's friend, Marty), Dr. Gravity, Insect Man, Night-Bitch, and the parents of a missing child named Tommy. Chris forms his own team.
Excerpt: The first Kick-Ass movie was a pretty big success. You could almost say it garnered a cult following, because so many loved it for its exceptional action and humor, the different take on superheroes. I have mixed feelings about Kick-Ass. Sometimes I loved it, sometimes I had severe problems with it.
Excerpt: I'll say right away that I think the world of Kick-Ass. I adore it. I adore the relationship between Hit Girl and Big Daddy. I adore the visceral comic tone is establishes and sustains. I adore the cleverness of the script and the substantial richness of the characters. I adore Matthew Vaughn and his wonderful vision he brought to the table. There's two things that the movie earns - its title and its R-rating.
Excerpt: 'Kick-Ass 2' is an underwhelming sequel. When compared to the first, it's not up to par in most areas. The best reason I can find for the inconsistency is the fact that there is a new writer/director at the helm, Jeff Wadlow. The story is a true continuation, with the characters and comic-book style presented in the same fashion as the previous, but Wadlow doesn't carry over those qualities that made 'Kick-Ass' more substantial and completely enjoyable.
Excerpt: This is a really good movie. I currently have it on number 14 out of the 24 movies that I have on my best of 2013 list. It fell just a bit short of the first Kick-ass to me, which i loved. Kick-ass and hit-girl were good, although I could have lived without Hit-girl trying to fit in and be a normal high school student for about half the movie. Jim Carrey's character, who I worried might be a distraction, was pretty good in a reasonably small role.
Summary: I enjoyed Kick-Ass 2 as much as I enjoyed the first one. The characters, especially Hit Girl, felt much better developed. Even though it was nearly two hours long, it didn't feel like it dragged on, which was good.
Summary: Extremely primitive and predictable, full of American crap values. Bad acting and stupid costumes underlined by a confusing script of ups and downs from happy happy pancake pancake to senseless violence in seconds. How anybody can even remotely compare this ridicules garbage with the first one is beyond me. Avoid at all costs.
Summary: Matthew Vaughn's stylized, ultra-violent Kick-Ass is the coolest superhero movie I've ever seen, so of course I was excited for the sequel. I absolutely loved Kick-Ass 2. Even though it's nowhere near as good as the first, there's a lot of things in Kick-Ass 2 that really kicked ass. Chloe Moretz is amazing as Mindy Macready AKA Hit-Girl, trying to live her life as a normal girl at her first high school.