Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2

Jeff Wadlow (2013)

98min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This second outing for teenage superheroes Kick-Ass and Hit Girl doesn't quite press all the buttons of its predecessor, but nevertheless it delivers a high level of action and comedy. Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Mindy Macready (Chloë Grace Moretz) are trying to adjust to the growing pains of normal high-school life but are forced to revive their alter egos when they're targeted by the vengeful, rich brat son (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) of the crime lord they defeated in the first film. Director Jeff Wadlow joins the franchise, but brings a more pedestrian tone compared with the lively and inventive original, and now that Moretz is a few years older, the shock of her spouting foul-mouthed dialogue is also dampened. Arguably, too much time is also spent reiterating the cheesy mantra of there being "a hero in all of us", but the violent set pieces and edgy humour remain the same. Plus Jim Carrey as another would-be vigilante gives the pot a pleasing stir.

Summary

Amateur superhero Dave joins a team of like-minded crimefighters, while lethal young vigilante Mindy retires and tries to be a normal teenager. Both of them become targets of Dave's twisted former friend, who has reinvented himself as the world's first supervillain. Action comedy sequel, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey.

Cast & Crew

Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass Aaron Johnson
Mindy Macready / Hit Girl Chloë Grace Moretz
Colonel Stars and Stripes / Sal Bertolini Jim Carrey
Chris D'Amico Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Javier John Leguizamo
Detective Marcus Williams Morris Chestnut
Marty / Battle Guy Clark Duke
Todd / Ass Kicker Augustus Prew
Katie Deauxma Lyndsy Fonseca
Dr Gravity Donald Faison
Night Bitch Lindy Booth
Angie D'Amico Yancey Butler
Tommy's dad Steven Mackintosh
Tommy's mum Monica Dolan
Black Death Daniel Kaluuya
Big Tony / The Tumor Andy Nyman
Katarina Drombovski / Mother Russia Olga Kurkulina
Uncle Ralph Iain Glen
Erika Cho Sophie Wu
Mr Kim Benedict Wong
Insect Man Robert Emms
Director Jeff Wadlow
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Violence, swearing, brief nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 9 Aug 2013
Comedy Drama