Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, Donald Faison, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo, Iain Glen
Director: Jeff Wadlow
What’s it about
If you enjoyed Kick Ass, the story of a bunch of ordinary individuals changing their personalities with loud colourful costumes then the sequel will intrigue you. Those unfamiliar with the characters might struggle to understand their initial quirkiness. This time around Dave/Kick- Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) meets an enemy with a crassy name MotherF***r (Mintz-Plasse) as he blames Kick-Ass for his father’s death. Mindy/Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) is going through her own issues, unable to adjust to some social norms. Together with a bunch of other characters they revisit their Justice Forever group to fight the bad guys.
It is a no holds barred approach to telling a story. The action sequences are engaging and the banter between the characters lively. The film belongs to Moretz who plats Hit Girl with ample aplomb and attitude. She manages to infuse energy into even dull and boring proceedings. There is ample bloodshed and nimble on the foot sort of action sequences made keeping in mind the digital suaveness of today’s audience.
We wish there were more back stories to these characters. We get to see them act in a certain way never knowing what triggered it off. Also after a while the stunts and the action feels too routine leaving very little to no space for surprise. Even Jim Carrey’s extended cameo seems uninspired. The portions with Moretz seem the best with the supporting characters pushed to the periphery.
What to do
Not as good as its predecessor, Kick Ass 2 has much left to be desired.