Movie Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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Plot: The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1650554/

Rating: 8/10

Is it possible that I enjoyed this one more than I did the first one? I have no idea, but I really enjoyed this one very much. It keeps the hilarity and ridiculousness of the first movie. Chloë Grace Moretz is much older and although the time gap in their ages shorten significantly and improbably between the movies, it is as entertaining. I wondered if and how they would implement some romantic entanglement between Purple Mist and Kick Ass, and the little amount is okay because any more would have felt paedophilic.

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The superheroes in here are just as cringeworthy as in the first one. Like, I want to shrink and hide my face in embarrassment. Night Bitch was really a unique one, and let’s not even start on Motherfucker’s name or costume. Or hair. Or lisp. Or anything.

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Aaron Taylor, wow. For Science, that is one remarkable body. I have real issues that he is married to a woman twice his age. It is not fair to younger women (i.e. ME) . I love him as Kick-Ass and he will always be that despite being Quicksilver in Age of Ultron. Nope, he will always stay the very sexy geeky Kick-Ass to me.

Dave (AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON) and Mindy (CHLO? GRACE MORETZ) try to blend in as their alter-egos in the follow-up to 2010?s irreverent global hit: ?Kick-Ass 2?.

I used to not really like Chloe Grace Moretz – my film knowledge of her was limited to Dark Shadows, a movie that I found the greatest waste of my time. But I’ve seen Carrie and If I Stay recently, and that upped her significantly in my books. Now I finally like her. She is so badass and cocky and able in these movies. I love how she dealt with being deadly and being a teenager as well as those pesky hormones when Kick-Ass pulled off his shirt (no straight woman alive blames you) and how she continued being true to herself. I love the relationship she has with )))). He is a sweet man and it is obvious that he knows how unstable her father raised her and wants to give a normal life.

I think Nicholas Cage in the first one was very funny and that might have made it more amazing than this one. Jim Carrey provides some laughs in this sequel, but there were a lot of scenes where the other characters just felt like a waste of time because they didn’t have a lot of substance. I know many people felt that this sequel didn’t live up to expectation, but I watched this with my bestie and her fiancé, and we had such an amazing time that I think I will just love it forever! 🙂

Movie Review: Kick Ass (2010)

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Plot: Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so

Rating: 8.5/10

This.Movie. Like really. I absolutely friggin loved it. It is so much hilarity from start to finish. It blatantly teases the whole world’s obsession with superheroes but it isn’t a spoof movie – those are really shitty and generally suck. I absolutely love Aaron Taylor in here; I loved Chloe Grace Moretz in here, Evan Peters does such an adorable nerd vibe and I loved him too. Nicholas Cage is an absolute scream and that costume. OMG. I loved it. It is hilarious and cringe worthy and non-stop “action”. Dave Lizewski’s suit is the most cringe worthy superhero outfit I’ve ever seen. Red Mist… I can only say what the fuck? The hair, the lisp, the erm… attitude. Yeah, the whole package just had me rolling around laughing my ass off. The swearing got a little intense, especially for Hit-Girl, but it was still hilarious and worked because it didn’t feel so forced. I loved Hit-Girl’s power and how Kick-Ass looked like such a wimp next to her… yay to girl power! It’s great to have little girls see that they can save the day, not just be a princess that needs saving.

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Kick Ass clearly pokes  funat superhero movies but it is done in such an enjoyable fashion that it is hard to take offence for one of my favourite genres. It’s a coming of age film mixed with superheroes and action and is gut busting all the way through. Mark Strong makes such a cool villain and he entertained me as Red Mist’s shady father.

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Chloe Grace Moretz was such a damn cute kid. It is strange to think that she was so young only five years ago – what is she now, 20? Anyway, I think she was a great actress in here and I really dislike kids as main characters most of the time. Her interaction with Cage and Taylor was great and she managed to look badass and cute at the same time – a formidable feat!

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I am so happy I watched this movie. It is now one of my favourite superhero films and I will definitely see it again. Have you seen it? What did you think?