Friday Flick: Kick Ass 2

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KickAss2Official Description: Self-made superhero Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and sweet-faced, foul-mouthed assassin Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) try to return to life as “normal” teenagers, but soon they are faced with their deadliest challenge yet. To seek revenge for his father’s death, Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) has re-invented himself as the leader of an evil league of super-villains. To defeat their new nemesis, Kick-Ass and Hit Girl must team up with a new wave of masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), in this battle of real-life villains and heroes.

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I liked the first Kick Ass movie. It had an original feel to it. Having never read the comics it was based on, I found myself seeking them out after and enjoying those as well.

As for this sequel, it was entertaining, but it lacked the same cohesion of the original. As such, it suffered with a very slow plot for most of the film. I think the theme was supposed to be ‘finding yourself’ and who you are. It managed to pull that off, but at a painfully slow pace. Hit Girl is still the stand out character here, and Chloe Grace Moretz is fantastic in the role. If nothing else, watch this movie just to see what she does…