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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jim Carrey, Chloë Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are Amateur Crusaders in "KICK-ASS 2" [Video]

Full disclosure: I wasn't a fan of 2010's Kick-Ass. The whole teen dork-turned-potty mouthed superhero premise gnawed on my nerves after the first 20 minutes. And Nicolas Cage's persistently phoned-in performance didn't help. BUT, Chloë Moretz is always a pleasure to watch. So there's that.

But, of course, mine is just one opinion among the masses. The film became a mini cult favorite and was hugely popular, so obviously they had to make a sequel. Hence, KICK-ASS 2, which reunites Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (who I can take or leave, but usually leave) in the lead role. However, the previous director, Matthew Vaughan, and co-writer Jane Goldman have jumped ship, along with Cage, which intrigues me. 

Filmmaker Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) takes on double duty as both director and writer of the newest installment of the comic book adaptation. Oh, and Jim Carrey is on board, which should bring a chuckle or two. More on the sequel below (courtesy of

Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: ‘Kick-Ass 2.’ After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.

Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.

This sounds good. And the trailer is quite promising. I have to admit that a new writer and director piques my interest, and this premise sounds like it could actually be about something more than young superheroes kicking ass. Check out the trailer.

KICK-ASS 2 opens in theaters August 16th.


Capes on Film said...

I wasn't a huge fan of Kick-Ass, but I'll still see this. Carey looks like he's having fun again. He probably steals the show.

Daniel said...

I'll always remember the first as Chloë Moretz coming out party, needless to say I'm looking foward to this one.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Really curious about this sequel! Hope Hit-Girl is still cool and crude!

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