Release Date - 8-16-2013
There are a lot of sequels being made and some that should not have been made. This year Hollywood brought out “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”, “Hangover 3”and “The Smurfs 2” which fall into the category of movies that should not have had a sequel made. But, there are other sequels that came out this year that were actually just as good if not, in some cases, better than the original like “Despicable Me 2”, “V/H/S/2” and “Kick-Ass 2”.
Since Kick-Ass first appeared on the streets helping people and fighting bad guys, he has inspired a lot of people. Dave, Kick-Ass, decided to take a break from being a hero and to focus on high school and his friends and family. When he hung up his costume, other people started dressing up and fighting crime kind of like what happened in “The Dark Knight” except everyone has their own outfit and character name.
After the death of his father, Chris has been planning the death of Kick-Ass. With the wealth of his father’s empire, Chris decides to become the world’s first super villain. He asks for anyone that can kill to join his army of bad guys to take on Kick-Ass and his new army.
“Kick-Ass 2” brings back everyone from the first film that survived. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz are back as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. Now that Big Daddy is dead, his old partner, Detective Marcus, is watching over her which makes for an interesting dynamic. The chemistry between Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass is what really makes this movie. Aaron and Chloe have matured and have made some other big hits and you can tell that they are mastering their craft. You can catch Chloe in a couple of months in the remake of “Carrie” and it’s still a rumor that Aaron will play Quicksilver in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.
The additions to “Kick-Ass 2” push this movie over the sophomore slump. Donald Faison, Jim Carrey and Morris Chestnut are just a few who make this movie good. My only complaint is I felt Christopher Mintz-Plasse forced a lot of his humor throughout the movie. Overall, the movie was above average and was everything I hoped it would be when I saw the first trailer for it. Don’t take my word for it, read my friend Tim English review below on it.