Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2

Costumed vigilante Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) returns alongside Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) as the pair deal with high-school life, the emerging DIY superhero movement, and their old nemesis Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) – tastefully renamed The Mother F**ker. Co-stars Jim Carrey and Scrubs' Donald Faison.

The explosive events of the first film inspired the rise of a new league of superheroes called Justice Forever, led by the gruff Colonel Stars and Stripes (Carrey). Kick-Ass joins their patrol, but when members of the squad fall victim to The Mother F**ker, it's up to Hit Girl to prevent the total annihilation of Justice Forever.

2013Rating: MA15+, Strong violence, coarse language and sexual references103 minsUSA, UK
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Kick-Ass 2 / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

It’s somewhat surprising that many of the fight scenes in Kick-Ass 2 aren’t all that memorable, given they were the only thing worth remembering in Jeff Wadlow’s Never Back Down. The highway sequence in particular is a victim of bad post-production. Still, the sequel’s new director admirably keeps the manic mix of R-rated comedy and action seen in Matthew Vaughn’s original while omitting the terrible attempts at shock-drama that polluted Mark Millar’s comic – the ultra-violence is already full-on without the need of animal decapitation, child slaughter and gang rape.

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Variety

Variety

As diverting as this action-packed caper often is, it feels not just weightless but emotionally and morally stunted whenever it veers into grown-up dramatic territory.

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Total Film

Total Film

A fun if sporadically schizoid return to one of the brighter, brasher comic-bookers of recent years.

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Time Out

Time Out

The best thing about ‘Kick-Ass’ was Moretz, and Hit-Girl still gets the best lines. Like the first film, Kick-Ass 2 pulls the reality of teen life into its fantasy.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There isn't anything good to say about Kick-Ass 2.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

A messy, confused, over-the-top mixture of brutality and sick comedy, puckishness and ugliness, self-awareness and tone-deafness.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film delivers almost exactly what fans of the first installment are hoping for.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A more modest success than the first "Kick-Ass," but still of-a-piece with its scurrilous predecessor. Nobody flies a jet-pack up a skyscraper this time, but Kick-Ass 2 still has its share of over-the-top action, and the sweary laughs are just about intact.

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