Sound Off: Jeff Wadlow's Sequel 'Kick-Ass 2' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
August 16, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? They're back! Kick-Ass, the friendly everyman hero in the green leotard, plus his friend Hit-Girl. Based on comics by Mark Millar & John Romita Jr., the sequel Kick-Ass 2 has hit theaters. Aaron Taylor-Johnson returns as Dave Lizewski, the hero who inspired a group of masked vigilantes. Chloe Moretz is back as Hit-Girl, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse goes for revenge after his dad was killed in the first movie. Jim Carrey and Donald Faison show up in this one, too. So how is it? Better than the first? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Kick-Ass 2.
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To fuel the fire, I actually liked Kick-Ass 2 a bit more than I was expecting. There's an absurdly entertaining side to it that plays up the action, but often in amusing ways. The script is actually pretty damn good, it just happens to be filled with low-grade toilet humor and oddly demented violence. For example, that scene where 10 cops get brutally killed in broad daylight, but then they simply beat up and arrest every bad guy villain in the final act. What gives? The Hit-Girl storyline featuring Chloe Moretz was the best part about it, there was just something endearing and (yea I'm going to say it) heartfelt about her story, however that seem like the most polished part of this otherwise rough 'n tumble and occasionally offensive extravaganza. Jim Carrey was my other favorite part, though he didn't last long enough, same with John Leguizamo.
What did you think of Jeff Wadlow's Kick-Ass 2? Better than the first or an offensive mess? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!