Most sequels are cursed, they can almost never be at par with the original masterpiece. The same holds true for Kick-Ass 2. However, the film isn’t as disappointing as most sequels turn out to be.
Kick-Ass 2 brings back fond memories of the ass-kicking and meat-slicing Hit-Girl aka Mindy (Chloe Grace Moretz) and the brave-hearted common man-turned superhero Kick-Ass aka Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Red Mist is back too with another name, and in a new avatar, but you can’t help but still feel sorry him.
Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and his group of baddies battle it out with Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and their gang of good guys-turned superheroes. Jim Carrey with an enhanced jaw-line plays Battle Guy and makes an awesome addition to the gang of good guys. However it’s kind of a letdown that we don’t get to see much of him in the film. Hit-Girl who’s all grown up and Kick-Ass, who is more grown up than his former-self seems to have something up their sleeve (blame it on their raging hormones). Watching Hit-Girl doing what she does best, i.e. breaking bones and cutting up the bad guys. The second-half is quite a drag as compared to the first half which I safely blame on all the unwanted drama. Kick-Ass 2 lags behind on the humour and wit-meter as compared to the original. The film is written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and co-produced by Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first film.