Growing up, self-discovery, and dismemberment in the world of Kick-Ass 2

     Hello, everyone! Well, now that I’m working again, my movie adventures are back in full swing. So I’m here to deliver another movie review for your curious eyes to see what might or might not be good to spend your money to see (paying for the movie is enough but if you have the money and want to buy popcorn and condiments, go nuts!).

     Anyway, here we go!

     We all remember Kick-Ass (2010), the hilarious film joined the superhero film roster with its bloody violence, joyous profanity, and an actual impressive performance by Nicholas Cage. This film also introduced audiences to Chloë Grace Moretz and set her on the fast track to stardom due to her portrayal of the controversial adolescent assassin, Hit-Girl. It was pretty impressive, scored high on Rotten Tomatoes, and had a solid following of fans who read the comics or were being introduced to these heroes for the first time. 

      Kick-Ass 2, on the other hand, seemed to be the complete opposite.

     In this sequel, Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Mindy Macready/Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) have retired from being superheroes while inspiring others to wear the mask. However, both of them have trouble moving on and becoming ordinary citizens. While Mindy fights to lead a normal life, Dave gets the itch to done the mask again, he joins Justice Forever, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), desiring revenge against Kick-Ass, becomes a super-villain and makes the fight personal as Dave and Mindy try to discover who they are: ordinary people or heroes.

DYNAMIC DUO: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz in Kick-Ass 2

     As superhero films fully take over Hollywood, this film was a disappointment in comparison to its predecessor. It tried to emulate the same winning formula and it stayed with the bloody fights and humor but came out more as an uncertain jumble of self-discovery and violence. Even though the title of the movie is “Kick-Ass”, the titular hero seemingly played second fiddle to Hit-Girl. I found her struggle to deal with ordinary life and forget all that her father taught her more interesting. Chloë Grace Moretz’s ultra-cool portrayal of Hit-Girl definitely shined out through this film. It definitely shows that Chloë, along with her upcoming film, Carrie, proves that she is a shining star in young Hollywood and will definitely be a great actress as she gets older.
     Overall, if you are a fan of the first movie or the comics, you will enjoy this film. I loved the first film, and while this film delivered on the violence, it didn’t have enough of an actual story to make it better. A definitely good popcorn flick if you are looking for a violent break from your life, seeing characters doing what you wish you could do (you know you want to!), but definitely check your brain at the door. 

     On a side note, I’ll be updating my blog and adding different subjects into it to make a more fuller blog. Be on the look out for it! Catch you all later!


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