After defeating his first arch villain, Kick-Ass (David) hangs up his costume in order to enjoy life as an average guy. While this seemed like a great idea for him, Hit-Girl (Mindy) had never been average, so finding a place for Mindy Macready without crime fighting was next to impossible. The emergence of new heroes inspired by Kick-Ass, also inspires Red Mist to refashion himself into the world's first super villain, intent on killing the hero who killed his father. When this quest for revenge throws the city into chaos, endangering the public and the police, Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl are forced to fight to save the city from the fallout of Red Mist's plans for revenge.
"Kick-Ass 2" takes the surreal realistic hero to the next level. Picking up where its predecessor ended, Jeff Wadlow (director / writer) drops us back into the lives of would be heroes and villains, where mistakes are always made and things rarely workout as well as they'd been planned. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (David / Kick-Ass), Chloë Grace Moretz (Hit-Girl / Mindy Macready), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Chris / The Motherfucker) reprise their roles in this urban homage to everyday heroes. Even though Taylor-Johnson plays the title character, much of this film is carried by Moretz's Hit-Girl, who never fails to amazing. Chris Mintz-Plasse falls short of intolerability, his character comes across as annoying and whiny. In the end, the film should have been called "Hit-Girl." With visual effects being limited to set extensions, and backdrop work, "Kick-Ass 2" is inspiring, entertaining, and emotive from beginning to end. Despite a few larger than life moments and action sequences, the majority of the movie falls well within the boundaries of belief. Even the moments which stretch the boundaries of suspended disbelief, tend to amp up the tension just enough to keep disbelief in check, while allowing you to route for your favorite hero or villain. If you don't mind a little suggested gore, lots of special effect splatter, and a dash of projectile vomiting, then this movie is definitely worth the price of admission. This sequel, like the original, really does kick ass.