The concept of the comic book-inspired Kick Ass germinated from the idea of average Americans without any special powers dressed up as superheroes to fight street crime. A fantasy which most US teenagers share. And Kick Ass 2 delivers. This hyper-violent teen superhero flick, co-produced by Brad Pitt takes off from where the previous Kick Ass left in 2010.
Mindy Macready (Chloe Grace Moretz), who has been
robbed of her childhood and Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson),
both try to adjust to normal high school life. Mindy, who lives
with her guardian Marcus (Morris Chestnut), is constantly reminded
of her father and the injustice that took him away from her. So,
she dons purple hair and a leather suit to slip into her alter-ego,
On the other hand, Dave apes to be a superhero. Despite being an
ordinary kid, he decides to dress up in a green superhero suit to
fight crime. He christens himself 'Kick Ass' and pursues Mindy to
join up a legitimate group headed by the wily Colonel Stars and
Stripes (Jim Carrey).
In the meanwhile, a new villain is busy empire-building: Chris
D'Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), the spoilt rich brat who spent
the last film trying to be a hero, now apes to be the
super-villain, with an obsession for revenge. He rechristens
himself with an obnoxious title and with his financial capacity, he
hires all the thugs he can lay hands on, gives them exotic names,
and craves to destroy Kick Ass and his team. The end is
predictable, where fairness prevails and good overcomes
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Performances In Kick Ass 2
The plot progression squarely falls on Aaron, Chloe and Chis.
While Aaron comes out to be sincere and hardworking, there is
something lacking in his performance. Chris excels in histrionics
and offers comic relief, big time, with his actions and dialogues.
Though technically Aaron plays the titular lead, the focus of the
film is on Chloe for her action with the samurai swords and
nunchucks. Jim Carrey and Morris are wasted.
Narration In Kick Ass 2
The first half of the film drags a bit with high-school
subplots, crabby teen disagreements, street fights and shock value
that consist of foul language, explosive and sadistic diarrhea and
bloody fights. But it is the action-packed second half with the
costumed final battle that salvages the film from being a mediocre
Technical Stuff In Kick Ass 2
The well-choreographed action sequence and a racy background
score adds zest to the narration. Director Jeff Wadlow subtly
injects humour into the script with the unusual character names
that he introduces like - Dr. Gravity, Night Bitch, The Tumour,
Genghhis khan and Mother Russia. They definitely add spark to a
mundane story line.
Kick Ass 2 Verdict
Overall, Kick Ass 2 is a watchable fare that will
entertain you if you have nothing better to do.
Kick Ass 2 Cast And Crew
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Clark Duke, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo and Jim Carrey
Music: Henry Jackman and Matthew Margeson
Cinematography: Tim Maurice-Jones
Release date: August 23, 2013