Trailer: ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Redband
Despite having a change of director, Kick-Ass 2 looks like a worthy follow-up to the underrated over the top comic adaption from 2010. Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which is hits theatres August 16th.
In the super hero follow-up we see Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass and Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit-Girl working together to form a team of superheroes to fight their nemesis, formerly known as the Red Mist, played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Jim Carrey has been added to the cast as the ex-mobster turned superhero, Colonel Stars and Stripes.
As with most sequels the stakes are higher and the action is bigger. Chloe Grace Moretz’ dialogue may be even more offensive, and yet a little less shocking as she is now 16 instead of a seemingly innocent 12 year old.
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.