Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.


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31 January 2014 | Vartiainen
4
| Lacks the novelty and the charm of the original
If the first Kick-Ass movie was that cool cousin, who's a bit rough around the edges and definitely a badass, then this film is that young brat, who tries to imitate said cousin, but only partly succeeds.

The first Kick-Ass film had a few good things going for it. It had a completely new take on the superhero genre, it skillfully juggled both effective comedy and brutally violent action scenes, plus it had some pretty convincing characters and a dark storyline. The sequel, on the other hand, fails at the juggling part. The action scenes are still pretty brutal and effective, but the humour lacks that razor sharp edge that made the first one so believable despite its premise. Instead it relies on racial stereotypes and potty humour, which just isn't that funny.

Add in a lackluster storyline that honestly feels like watching tennis. First one character has a change of heart, then few minutes later he/she bounces back and another character decides to change his/her opinion, immediately after which the first one changes his/her stand. Rinse and repeat. A compelling and captivating story this does not make, especially when the villain generates mostly embarrassed facepalms and the final battle rejuvenates some of the first clichés the first film so artfully dodged.

That being said, the production values are still excellent, some of the new characters are pretty interesting (though there's way too many of them), I still like both Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and they had some really good scenes together. If you liked the first film and want to see the storyline continued, this one is worth checking out if you're not expecting miracles.

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Trivia

In the movie the character Insect Man says he became a super hero because he was teased and bullied in school because he is gay. He says that today he is very proud of who he is which is why he does not wear a mask or make any attempt to conceal his identity. In the comic the character is dramatically different. At a meeting of the members of Justice Forever Insect Man claims to be a police officer who is tired of playing by the rules and wants to brutalize criminals which is why he chose to become a super hero. Also he does wear a mask and makes an effort to conceal his identity.


Quotes

Mindy Macready: A handgun bullet travels at more than 700 miles per hour.
Dave Lizewski: Hey, whoa! Absolutely not! No.
Mindy Macready: Look, if you don't want to do it, you don't have to do it.
Dave Lizewski: Okay, good. I don't want to do it!
Mindy Macready: Fine.


Goofs

Dave goes to the hospital to visit Night Bitch. He said "I'm Kick Ass" , while removing his glasses with his left hand. In his right hand, he has flowers. When he is sitting on the bed, a second later, he is wearing his glasses again. He had no time to do that.


Crazy Credits

There is a short scene after the credits


Soundtracks

Motherquake
Written by
DJ Fresh (as Stein), Matthew Margeson (as Margeson), Dominique Young Unique (as Clarke) and Diplo (as Pentz)
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. and Copyright Control and Notting Hill Music and Songs Music Publishing LLC
Performed by DJ Fresh vs Diplo, featuring Dominique Young Unique
Produced by DJ Fresh and Diplo
Licensed courtesy of 2013 Ministry of Sound Recordings Limited

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Genres

Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,332,955 18 August 2013

Gross USA:

$28,795,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,795,985

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