Review: Kick Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2

2010’s Kick-ass was a movie not without problems, but what problems it had were easy to forget because it was actually fun. It melded over the top violence and profanity with an upbeat and optimistic “holy shit we’re superheroes” tone which gave the movie a unique energy, and a couple of brilliant casting moves made the whole endeavor…. well _fun_ really is the operative word here.

It’s 3 years later both in our world and theirs and Kick-Ass 2 is here and you know what? It holds up pretty well!

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Trailer: Kick-Ass 2 (Red Band)

Kick-Ass 2

Even as a life long fan of comics 2010’s Kick-Ass surprised me. I left that theatre with a big ol’ grin on my face because the movie was such a good time. Now Kick-Ass 2 is coming.

A couple of things strike me:

* Wow, Jim Carrey doesn’t look like Jim Carrey. I like it.
* The tone seems to be intact, but I’m dubious with the directorial change
* Chloe Moretz does not look 15 anymore.

And here’s a new poster. Huzzah!

Kick-Ass 2