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Kick-Ass 2

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 2013
  • Jeff Wadlow
  • 98 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action comedy drama starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Jim Carrey. As a new wave of amateur masked crusaders takes to the streets, Kick-Ass and Hit Girl continue to refine their superhero skills in private. However, they soon find themselves dragged back into the public eye when the villain formerly known as Red Mist assembles his own team of troublemakers.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Dave Lizewski / Kick-AssAaron Johnson
Mindy Macready / Hit GirlChloë Grace Moretz
Colonel Stars and Stripes / Sal BertoliniJim Carrey
Chris D'AmicoChristopher Mintz-Plasse
JavierJohn Leguizamo
Detective Marcus WilliamsMorris Chestnut
Marty / Battle GuyClark Duke
Todd / Ass KickerAugustus Prew
Katie DeauxmaLyndsy Fonseca
Dr GravityDonald Faison
Night BitchLindy Booth
Angie D'AmicoYancey Butler
Tommy's dadSteven Mackintosh
Tommy's mumMonica Dolan
Black DeathDaniel Kaluuya
Big Tony / The TumorAndy Nyman
Katarina Drombovski / Mother RussiaOlga Kurkulina
Uncle RalphIain Glen
Erika ChoSophie Wu
Mr KimBenedict Wong
Insect ManRobert Emms

Crew

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DirectorJeff Wadlow

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2013-08-09
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, brief nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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