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.
Summary: There is nothing really that wrong with this sequel if you just go into it knowing its not as good as the original. This film is a little bit to graphic in its use of violence at times which is well documented by non other than jim carrey himself as after seeing how violent the film is and some real life events that coincided with the release of the film felt he could not help promote it because he could not condone the violence.
Summary: Sticks close to the graphic novel but doesn't quite have the charm of the first film. Jim Carrey is almost unrecognisable but opens a new option for future badass roles. Chloe has a difficult task of handling tweenie problems but Aaron doesn't quite fill the role. Took a while to really get going but watchable.
Excerpt: I rented this thanks God. I enjoyed the first one but this was really sad. Just nothing good to say about the movie, very tired remake. The whole HG seemed silly at this point. With Cage as the dad it was good but this with just her very not so good. Wanted to like it but just was stinky and will be on the $5 rack very soon, where it belongs.
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: '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.