Shortly after the ultimate explosion and ending of the first installment comes Kick Ass 2. Dave (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) aka Kick-Ass is once again a geek looking for excitement, but finds himself hiding within his high school life. While Mindy (Chloe Grace Moretz) aka Hit Girl is on the opposite end of the spectrum, donning her costume and punishing evil school day-in and out. With little other options the two Come together to become a dynamic duo, working to become a real fighting unit that can take out bad guys and save the day.
That is, until the day that Hit Girl must reluctantly hang up her cape to fulfill a promise and work at becoming a normal high school girl. This leaves Kick-Ass in a lurch that he quickly fixes after meeting a hero by the name of Dr. Gravity (Donald Faison) that persuades Kick-Ass into joining a super hero squad by the name of Justice Forever. A squad of do-gooders led by a hero named Col. Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). Together this team patrols the streets and protects the night for all the good citizens.
Little do they all know that ex-superhero Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) also known as Chris D'Amico the son of the murdered crime boss baddy from the first Kick-Ass film; has turned evil and is putting together an evil squad of his own. Donning a costume made of fetish gear and armed with pistols and maniacs, this angry boy is now renamed The ...A very bad word, let’s just say.
The fight gets down and dirty as evil uses death and destruction in its wake. A personal vendetta is on the menu and on the plate are Kick-Ass and his well-meaning teammates.
Fans of the first installment will enjoy this movie! The mixture of absurdity and violence work to enhance this bloody comedy. Nothing is sacred and nothing is safe when evil is led by an angry high school boy with money to burn. So if you feel like laughing until it hurts...someone else. Then maybe this costumed comedy is your ticket this weekend.
Grade: B (For those who are fans of the franchise)
MPAA Rating: R
Running time: 1hr 47mins.
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