Monday, September 9, 2013

Movie Review: "Kick-Ass 2" (2013)

Movie: "Kick-Ass 2"
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes
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Picking up a few years after the original, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has hung up his Kick-Ass costume and has opted for a normal high school life. He witnesses people becoming superheroes on TV, inspired by his actions, in order to help their community. As he grows bored with the mundane day-to-day lifestyle, he re-dawns his costume and begins training with the help of Mindy, aka Hit Girl (Chole Grace Moretz), who is continuing her father's legacy as a keeper of justice. Still angry about his father's murder, Chris D'Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is determined to become the city's first super-villain (The M*therf*cker), and to serve Kick-Ass with the justice he believes he deserves.

This sequel is still filled with comedic action and the same type of attitude of the original. The battle between Mother Russia and the police department is one of the better action sequences in the film and is done on a much lower budget than your average superhero flick. The superheros who banded together to help the community, including Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carey) and Dr. Gravity (Donald Faison), made for an entertaining bunch of characters who all had interesting back-stories. Christopher Mintz-Plasse is always hilarious as Chris D'Amico, and that humongous chip on his shoulder combined with his drive to destroy Kick-Ass gives the movie a good battle between good and evil. If you enjoyed the first movie, you'll enjoy the sequel.

My Rating: 8.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 9.5/10
IMDB's Rating: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 29%
Do we recommend this movie: ABSOLUTELY YES!!!

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