March 27, 2014
"Leave no loose ends," says the tagline for the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger action extravaganza, Sabotage. The line is in reference to the mystery at the heart of the film, but it's a line the writers should have taken to heart in their screenplay. While it's no grand revelation that a Schwarzenegger film is lacking in the writing department, it should be mentioned that Sabotage is the kind of film that prides itself on having both over-the-top, insane violence and a tightly wound, suspenseful story. It wholly delivers on just one of those aspects, but it's never a film that puts a black mark on Schwarzenegger's action career. On the contrary, he may just be succeeding in his action career resurgence where Stallone is stumbling. Read on!
February 27, 2014
Last fall, the forthcoming new adaptation of Masters of the Universe lost director Jon M. Chu but picked up writer Terry Rossio (one half of the duo responsible for writing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) for a new take on the script. Now Sony Pictures and Escape Artists are on the look for a new director, and they have an interesting shortlist. The Wrap says Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Chris McKay (editor and animation supervisor of The LEGO Movie) and Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) are up for the job. In addition, Justin Kroll from Variety says Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow is also in the mix. More below!
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.
August 16, 2013
Remember back in 2010 - it wasn't that long ago - when Kick-Ass surprised everyone with its subversive but comical humor and even more taboo but energetic and badass action? The title was appropriate. A lot of taming can happen in just three years. Kick-Ass 2 takes its title from, well, the fact that it's a sequel, and it's loaded with the same subversive humor and hard-hitting, adolescent violence. But, like most studio sequels, all that worked so well with the original is delivered with minimal creativity and a severe lack of energy. The goings-on here are rarely fun, and Kick-Ass 2 is satisfied going through the familiar motions.
August 6, 2013
Though new cast member Jim Carrey may not be throwing his support behind the comic book sequel Kick-Ass 2, plenty of fans are still excited to see the film finally hit the big screen next week. Now a new red band featurette gives us a closer look at the heroes and villains facing off as Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and his Justice Forever ensemble colleagues team up to take on Red Mist turned villainous Mother Fucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). There's some glimpses of a couple action sequences, but not enough to spoil the whole movie, not to mention great new moments for Chloe Moretz as Hit Girl. Watch!
July 19, 2013
Universal just finished up the Comic-Con panel for Kick-Ass 2, and while this is certainly the place for exclusive footage, in this case, the Internet wins. A new four-minute trailer just debuted here in Hall H, but director Jeff Wadlow told the crowd that the red band trailer arriving online would be a much more violent, and profanity laden trailer, and he wasn't lying. There's some hard hits, blood splashing and plenty of naughty words from Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Jim Carrey, plus some cool moments for John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and more new cast members. This is going to be wild.
July 12, 2013
Just hours ago, towards the tail end of our story about Hugh Jackman's desire for Wolverine to team-up with The Avengers and Spider-Man, we pointed out that an expanded X-Men universe might be in the cards for Fox. The studio recently registered a domain name that pointed to the possibility of seeing the X-Men spin-off ensemble X-Force turned into a film. Comic reator Rob Leifeld confirmed that a film went into development back in March, but it had yet to be given a greenlight. Now THR has word that Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow will write the adaptation, and he might also be getting lined up to direct. Read on!
June 26, 2013
We are Justice Forever! Do you want to be a part of the solution? (Or a part of the problem?) Universal has launched a mini online viral for Kick-Ass 2, not long after Jim Carrey denounced the violence in the comic book movie sequel. Instead of denouncing anything, Kick-Ass (played by Aaron Johnson) is asking for the support of anyone who wants to rise up and defeat the Motherf*cker and his team. Alas, this is just one of those social media games where you can win prizes like "swag, cash and a trip to San Diego" by spreading the game around online and earning points, but it's still fun. If only the Motherf*cker had his own team, too.
June 24, 2013
One of the most exciting parts of the forthcoming comic book sequel Kick-Ass 2 is the addition of Jim Carrey to the cast. In the film, Carrey is playing a vigilante named Colonel Stars and Stripes who teams up with Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) to form a team of superheroes to take down The Mother Fucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and a gang of bad guys. However, it sounds like Carrey isn't all that thrilled about his participation in the film anymore. The actor took to Twitter to publicly denounce the violence in the film, and revealed that he just cannot support the film. More below!
June 17, 2013
After the first red band trailer and a Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) centric international trailer for Kick-Ass 2, we're hoping there's a little more of a tease in store before the film arrives later this summer. But until then, MTV had an exclusive visit to the set of the comic book sequel, complete with quick interviews with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Faison and more. The set visit highlights the evil lair that superhero Red Mist, now the vengeful villain The Mother Fucker, has created for him and his legion of bad guys. But Kick-Ass and his team of heroes, including Jim Carrey, won't back down. Watch!
March 27, 2013
"Don't you want to belong to something bigger than you?" Universal has unveiled a new international trailer today for Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of the comic book series Kick Ass. A few weeks ago we featured the very first red band trailer for this follow-up, reuniting Kick-Ass, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, with Hit-Girl, played by Chloe Moretz, and some newcomers like Jim Carrey. This trailer, which is under 2 mins, focuses almost entirely on Hit-Girl and her life at high school now that she's growing up. I love the direction they're taking this sequel, and honestly I'm excited to see it. Try to have fun!
March 18, 2013
After witnessing the red band trailer for Kick-Ass 2, featuring a seemingly stunning transformation by Jim Carrey, and some truly great action from Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) and a ripped Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), we have I guess we should call red band posters. The first poster (which you can see here with the trailer), showed us the faces of our two main heroes, but these six character banners with some naughty words on them also introduced us to a couple of new faces that we see ever so briefly in the trailer including Mother Russia (Olga Kurkulina), Night Bitch (Lindy Booth) and Black Death (Daniel Kaluuya). Look!
March 13, 2013
"If they're wearing a mask, they're getting detained!" Universal has unveiled the first crazy, kick ass (yes I know) trailer for Kick Ass 2, the sequel to the comic book adaptation from a few years ago. Picking up where things left off, Kick Ass, played again by Aaron Taylor-Johnson has teamed up with Hit Girl, again Chloe Moretz, and are growing their team with the likes of Jim Carrey, too. Then there's Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who takes on the identity of Mother Fucker, and is building his army of super-villains. Yea, this looks kind of awesome. As a big fan of the absurdity of the first movie, I'm crazy excited to see this, too.
January 19, 2013
We're pretty excited to see the gestating sequel Kick-Ass 2 hit theaters later this summer, but only paparazzi photos have surfaced online, and that's not our bag. However, the first official photo from the comic book sequel has arrived and it shows us Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jim Carrey in full superhero garb as Kick-Ass and Colonel Stars and Stripes and his trusty guard dog (who is named Sophia in the comic). Stripes invites Kick-Ass to join his group of heroes Justice Forever who are hellbent on taking down Red Mist, now known as The Mother Fucker, and his whole crime ring. I can't wait to see Jim Carrey in this!