Hit-Girl, Battle Guy, Dr. Gravity, Colonel Stars & Stripes, Kick-Ass….what do all these names have in common? They all show up in the Universal Pictures sequel Kick-Ass 2 rated R and opening Friday August 16th. Kick-Ass 2 picks up with Dave Lizewski aka Kick-Ass(Aaron Taylor-Johnson) going to high school with Hit-Girl aka Mindy Macready(Chloe Grace Morentz) and kind of out of the business that he started, being the super hero guardian of the city. He sits around with his dad watching so many others doing what he did that he again gets the urge to bring Kick-ass out of retirement. He asks Hit-girl if he can join her to take to the streets, she agrees and they begin training together to start their some call vigilante protection of the city. After a tense moment as Hit Girl and Kick Ass, Mindy is caught by her guardian Detective Marcus(Morris Chestnut) still working as Hit girl and he asks Mindy to stop once and for all. Mindy decides to do what Marcus says and give up Hit-Girl forcing Kick-Ass to find new heroes and he does by finding Dr. Gravity(Donald Faison) who leads him to the Colonel Stars & Stripes(Jim Carrey). Under the tutelage of Colonel Stars & Stripes, Kick Ass gets to know other people who are playing heroes and they form Justice Forever a group that kick-Ass has been waiting for. Meanwhile Chris D’Amico aka The MF’er formally Red Mist(Christopher Mintz-Plasse) decides that he has to exact revenge on Kick-Ass for what he did ti his father in the first movie. The MF’er gathers his own group of villains to compete for the city and the death of Kick-Ass.
Kick-Ass 2 rocks, and it rocks for everything you want it to rock for. The story is exactly what you thought it would be if you saw the first one…..REVENGE and Redemption. The relationship between Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl is fantastic and very real, meanwhile the group of heroes that Kick-Ass gets involved in are fighters but have fear as well which I think all of us would have if put into a situation that they are. For all the flak that Jim Carrey received for not wanting to promote this movie for personal reasons, he’s great as the Colonel Stars & Stripes and almost steals the show. Christopher Mintz –Plasse, remember McLovin goes over the top as The MF’er but it’s great, it’s like what all of us would do if we really didn’t have the means to be a super villain because we are just well ordinary. He goes as far as he can go to show us that he really means the vengeance against Kick-Ass. However, the real star is Hit-Girl, dang is she one bad little girl. As she probably stole the show in the first one she again takes us everywhere in the sequel, I couldn’t get enough of her she was great.
Kick-Ass 2 lives up to the hype and delivers one interesting and satisfying sequel, funny and bloody as well as developing the characters in a very real way. Kick-Ass 2 show us that not all sequels that delve back into the old dish can’t come up with some new fun, twists and adventures. Kick-Ass 2 rating of R is well deserved, but it works, works, works , go see Kick-Ass 2 because it fights for you and the rest o us wannabe heroes out there in this sometimes crazy world.