The foul-mouth superhero action flick is back. The original Kick-Ass drew a lot of ire in the press for the depiction of Hit Girl, which had young and cute actress, Chloë Grace Moretz, spew all kinds of vile words, all while killing bad guys in a most entertaining fashion. Something tells me those people won’t be pleased with this one either. However, the continuation of Kick-Ass looks to be a great alternate look at superheroes. It’s funny, it’s offensive, and most of all it’s entertaining.
It looks like Aaron Taylor-Johnson has beefed up a bit for the role, and won’t be playing the weakling he was in the first film. Don’t worry though, any fan of the comics knows there will be plenty of other opportunities for some funny action moments.
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 (Chloe 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.
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison
Director: Jeffrey Wadlow
Release Date: June 28, 2013