MOVIE REVIEW: Kick-Ass 2
|MOVIE REVIEW: Kick-Ass 2|
Kick-Ass 2 brings back most of the stars from Kick-Ass but takes everything up a notch. After the events in the first film, Hit Girl (played perfectly by Chloe Grace Moretz) tries to return to life as a normal high school girl, against the wishes of Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). After the notoriety they received, seemingly everyone wants to be a super hero. Since Hit Girl no longer wants to team up, Kick-Ass joins a rag tag group of super heroes, Justice Forever, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (played by a completely unrecognizable Jim Carey).
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After spending Kick-Ass trying to be a super hero, rich kid Chris D’Amico (played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse) he’s back and he’s angry. Now, he sets his sights on becoming the biggest super villain known to man and becomes “The Motherf*cker“, hiring the biggest thugs he can find to take down Kick-Ass and his loved ones.
The film fits right in the world of Kick-Ass, but isn’t just more of the same. Much like 300: Rise of an Empire, we see the world through the eyes of Hit Girl and her attempts at acting like a “normal” teen-aged girl. This brings a freshness to the story while keeping us grounded in the world we loved in the first film.
As all good sequels must, the stakes have been raised in Kick-Ass 2 and the effort pays off. It’s bigger, badder and more violent than the first one. It certainly deserves its R rating, from the sexuality, the language and the violence. This is not a kid’s movie. This is definitely aimed right at adults.
Kick-Ass 2 is a rewarding chapter for lovers of the first film. If you weren’t a fan, you may not find much to like here. If you loved the first one, you’ll feel right at home with Kick-Ass 2.
The Kick-Ass 2 (Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy) comes with an UltraViolet code as well as an iTunes digital copy code. This enables you to watch via your Apple iOS devices or while you’re on the go through UV. The Blu-Ray is packed with special features including commentary, 5 featurettes, extended scenes and an alternate opening. This package was definitely aimed directly at fans and is a must buy.