Kick-Ass 2 (15)

Written and directed by Jeff Wadlow
On general release from 14th August 2013

Reviewed by Amina Hersi

Action comedy Kick-Ass 2 follows the 2010 American-British superhero smash based on Mark Millar’s comic book of the same name. Chloe Moretz returns in the sequel, at first reluctantly hanging up her Hit-Girl costume in order to fit in at high school as Mindy Macready at the request of her new guardian Sergeant Marcus Williams (Morris Chestnut). However, this proves to be short-lived as criminal Red Mist/Chris D'Amico reemerges with a new name ‘The Motherf*cker’ announcing his aim to be the world’s first super villain – via twitter – hiring a group of ruthless villains to get revenge on Kick-Ass for the murder of his father.

Meanwhile, Mindy’s time at high school is just as comical to watch as Jeff Wadlow adds a Mean Girl’s edge, we see Mindy embrace her girly persona being stuck with a group of popular girls who are nothing like her. However, after surprising everyone and stealing the limelight with her outstanding varsity dance audition, filled with back flips and splits, she is now a threat to the popular girls who originally took her under their wing. In addition, after being teased by David Lizewski that this is not her and she should not turn away from her Hit-Girl persona, Mindy lands herself a date and goes with an open mind, however after being goaded by the popular girls Mindy wreaks revenge as only Hit-Girl can. Jeff Wadlow makes it evident that you can’t fight destiny. Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor Johnson) are back in action, with legions of new superheroes to help. Kick-Ass 2 contains a lot more of Hit-Girl, as Jeff Wadlow crafts her and Dave Lizewski's stories to run parallel this time, giving Lizewski’s character a more central role.

After viewing the first film back in 2010, the sequel did not disappoint. In fact it exceeded my expectations, as I felt the plot of the first film was somehow all over the place being focused only on Hit-Girl and Big Daddy. This action-packed, fast-paced, hilarious sequel is filled with dark humor which will no doubt have you laughing even if you haven’t watched the original film.

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Comment left by Amaya on 6th September, 2013 at 9:42
Brilliant review, compeletely agree with what you have said. Please write more reviews.