The second installment from the cult movie Kick Ass 2. Screenplay writer and director, Jeff Wadlow, brings back characters from the original movie such as Red Mist, Hit-Girl, and of course KIck-Ass, movie debuts this past week. The movie opens as Chris D’Amico seeks revenge for the death of his crime boss father by the hands of Kick Ass, played by Aaron Taylor Johnson, and Hit-Girl, played by Chloe Grace Moretz. Meanwhile, Mindy Macready, known as Hit-Girl, is torn between being a crime fighter or a teenage high school student. Detective Marcus Williams, played by Morris Chestnut, becomes her guardian and offers guidance and a chance at a normal life. Should she continue what her father wanted her to become or make her own choices in life and lead a normal?
Mindy while moonlights as Hit-Girl, gets caught by Detective Marcus. Giving her no choice, she promises to give up her crusading persona and be an ordinary high school teenager. Meanwhile, surprised by the well responses from city’s residents, some are becoming superheroes themselves that reignites Dave to reprise his crime fighter role and joins a band of superheroes lead by Colonel Stars and Stripes, played by Jim Carrey. Dave and his new crime fighting associates go out patrolling the city at night and discovers an illegal gambling and prostitution ring that must be stopped. Chris D’Amico, played by Chrisopher Mintz Plasse, after reading the events from a newspaper, becomes infuriated and decides to band together a league of super villains to destroy members of Justice Forever and the death of Kick Ass.
Chris D’Amico, now known as MotherFucker, gets his revenge by murdering both the leader of Justice Forever, Col. Stars & Stripes and Dave’s father Mr. Lizewski, played by Garrett M. Brown. With the Justice Forever disbanded and Motherfucker and his legion of villians. Can Mindy and Dave overcome their personal problems and face Chris army of supervillains or live in a city overrunned by corruption.
Though I was pleased the studio decided to make a second installment of Kick Ass, I found the Mindy’s struggle of living a vigilante life or be an ordinary girl a waste of plot time that could have been better serve. Also, the character development was weak especially Jim Carrey’s character. Chloe Grace Moretz was amazing to watch and very convincing as a highschool freshman as well as a masked deadly avenger. Though only seventeen, Chloe continues to make her mark in Hollywood and await for her in the revamp story of Carrie, out in October 2013. Overall, I give this movie 5 out of 10 stars and do not recommend children under 12 due to its graphic nature and violent scenes.
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