Directed by Jeff Wadlow
Screenplay by Jeff Wadlow
Based on Kick-Ass 2 and Hit-Girl by Mark Millar & John Romita, Jr.
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, Olga Kurkulina, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo as Javier, Morris Chestnut, Garrett M. Brown, Claudia Lee, Augustus Prew & Donald Faison
Kick-Ass 2 picks up where Kick-Ass left up. The main character played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson has given up his life of crime and is trying to make it living a normal life. But then boredom starts to kick in and he wonders if living a normal life is really worth it to him when there are many people out there in the world living the life he used to because of him. While Hit-Girl, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, is also trying to lead a normal life with her adoptive father. But when a Red Mist returns with a new name and a villain army behind him, the streets are far from unsafe and the and the heroes are the ones suffering.
This movie was so hilarious and so wrong on so many levels, but that’s what made it good. It had the right amount of grotesque brutality and humor to make it all work. Was there a lot of blood? Of course there was, but it was still great because of that. It was also a lot darker than I thought it would be, but that gave the movie depth. It’s a comic book for heavens’ sake, and not a campy one at that. It has a dark edge coupled with the humor that makes the movie great. It’s not light and the neither are the characters. Especially Kick-Ass. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is simply an amazing actor who captures his characters dorkiness. All in all, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is an amazing actor.
As for Chloë Grace Moretz, she played awkward teenage girl perfectly. She is nothing like the other girls and is a fighter who is trying so desperately to make it in with the cool kids and be, well a girly girl. The scenes with her character were a little bit extreme and intense, especially that one scene (if you’ve scene the movie, you know what scene I am talking about – cafeteria) and could have been toned down just a tad. But the way she carried out her character, both separate entities of herself, being both Mindy and Hit-Girl, was amazing. Her character is confused about a lot of things since she did not have a normal upbringing, and Moretz was able to capture that turmoil in her character perfectly. She gave the character life and depth in her acting skills. Personally, I see a bright future for her and it’s no surprise why she keeps getting hired.
Now as for the villains, Christopher Mintz-Plasse is amazing as a villain. Nothing about him is serious and yet he is able to hold his own as a villain. His facial expression are prefect, showing just how insane his character really is and the fact that he is able to act out the part perfectly is amazing.The acting in the movie was amazing and over all, this movie was quite brilliantly done to capture the comic. I vote for Kick-Ass 3. ★★★ (B)