|release date (Theaters)||August 16 2013|
|starring||Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, Lindy Booth|
SynopsisKick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.
Kick-Ass 2 serves as a reminder that the line between clever and stupid is indeed incredibly thin. That’s not to say that the film doesn’t have some great moments, there are many times when it approaches the fun and smarts of the 2010 original. But those moments are always fleeting, providing a brief sense of elation before we’re returned to the episodic drudgery of the script. When that happens we’re getting something that tries so hard to be “badass” and “shocking” that it comes across as juvenile and rote. It’s that “rebellious” 15 year-old sitting at your dinner table that you try your best to ignore, which is a shame. This movie is so close the the original, yet somehow so far away that it’s maddening. …Read More