Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz
Director: Jeff Wadlow
KICK-Ass and Hit-Girl are back for more action in Mark Millar’s comic book sequel, which packs more of a punch than the first film.
This follow-up to the 2010 movie is amped up with darker humour, more swearing and more violence.
Set four years after Kick-Ass, our favourite characters have grown up. Now 18 and close to finishing high school, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is keen to bring his green Kick-Ass suit out of the closet, while Mindy McCready (Chloe Grace Moretz), is being urged to forget her superhero sideline as Hit-Girl and fit in and be a normal teenager, following the death of her father Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).
After Dave enlists the help of buddy Marty (Clark Duke), he finds Justice Forever, a group of vigilantes run by ex-mobster Colonel Stars And Stripes (Jim Carrey).
Baddie Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) vows vengeance on Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl for his father’s death.
While he gathers his evil gang, Mindy tries to deal with high school life — trying to fit in with the cool group and the cheerleading squad.
Fans will be glad that Kick-Ass 2 is a faithful sequel, although some of the darker references in the comic book have been taken out, following shooting tragedies in Aurora, and Sandy Hook.
With some unforgettable one-liners underpinned with dark humour, this movie is definitely more ass-kicking than ass-licking.