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Kick-Ass 2

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2013

Kick-Ass 2 is so much fun!

Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to Kick-Ass, is a super hero action comedy movie, written by Mark Millar and John Romita, directed by Jeff Wadlow and produced by Mathew Vaughn, in conjunction with Universal Pictures.

Dave Lizewski (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has decided to retire from the super hero business, but his normal, mundane existence is getting to him, so he approaches Mindy Macready (played by Chloë Grace Moretz) , a real life super hero and asks her to train him to become just as effective a crime fighter as she is. She is sceptical at first, but the 15 year old teen gives in and the training begins.

Mindy is being cared for by Marcus, her late dad’s cop partner, and when he realises what she is up to, he makes her promise to give up crime fighting and behave like a normal teenage girl. Dave doesn’t want to work alone so he joins an undercover team of super heroes called “Justice Forever” They are a really amusing bunch of unlikely heroes, (including Jim Carrey as Sal Bertolinni aka Colonel Stars and Stripes).

Meanwhile, Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is really upset with his mother, who seems indifferent to his dad’s death, and is enjoying the fortune she has inherited from her late husband. Chris accidentally murders his mother during a temper tantrum, and finds himself in control of the family fortune. He decides to become a Super Villain, recruits a team of vicious criminals to join him and goes after Kick-Ass, who he blames for his father’s death.

Mindy tires of the bitchy popular girls who at first are her buddies, but soon feel threatened by her and turn on her like rabid dogs, and decides to resume her role as Hit Girl.

Chris and his gang of super villains take on Dave, Mindy, and the Justice Forever good guys, with hilarious results.

There is a LOT of vulgar language in this movie, and a LOT of violence and bloodshed, but its all very funny and lighthearted. I would not recommend this show for the little ones, but the teens will really enjoy it. Its fun, fun, fun, and I am pretty sure that many adults will find it amusing and entertaining too.

A little tip… don’t leave the cinema until the last credit has rolled as there is an important surprise right at the end!!

The movie was released on Friday, 06 September and is rated 16 LV.

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