Kick-Ass 2 lives up to the hype. It lives up to the hype and the comic book series created by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.
Matthew Vaughn moved over from the director’s chair to a producer’s spot but don’t let that discount anything. Jeff Wadlow took over as screenwriter and director for this installment, which runs just short of 2 hours.
The movie caused some controversy a few weeks back when Jim Carrey, who plays Colonel Stars and Stripes, decided that he would not be backing the film in a press tour due to the amount of violence. Anyone that read the comics knew that it was violent.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist have all returned for the sequel. Following the events of the first film, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has inspired a wave of vigilante heroes led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). Kick-Ass finds out about the group after seeking out Doctor Gravity (Donald Faison) and soon joins them as a member.
Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), rebranded as The Mother F%&*^r, decides to hunt them down. It’s up to the teenage Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz), advanced in her young years, to save the day against the wishes of her legal guardian Sergeant Marcus Williams (Morris Chestnut, who replaced Omari Hardwick).
When the first film ended, Mindy Macready and Dave Lizewski were just trying to live normal lives. Dave decides to start a superhero team with Mindy. This only goes so far. When Sergeant Williams discovers she isn’t going to school, he grounds her and makes her live like a normal teenager. The problem? Her father, Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage in the first film), robbed her of a childhood so she can’t live a normal life.
With Mindy in retirement and Dave on his own, he joins Justice Forever. They are making a difference on the streets but The Mother F%&*^r is putting together his own group to avenge the death of his father. He makes the mistake of going after Justice Forever. You mess with one of them, you mess with all of them.