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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

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Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But the Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything for which he stands.

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After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl 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 ... Written by Universal Pictures

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You Can't Fight Your Destiny.

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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16 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,332,955 (USA) (16 August 2013)

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$28,751,715 (USA) (20 September 2013)
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When Mother Russia tears off the car door and uses it as a shield, she then throws the door at another police officer and there are no bullet holes/dents visible. See more »

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[first lines]
Mindy Macready: A handgun bullet travels at more than 700 miles per hour.
[Mindy pulls a gun out]
Dave Lizewski: Hey, whoa! Absolutely not! No.
Mindy Macready: Look, if you don't want to do it, you don't have to do it.
Dave Lizewski: Okay, good. I don't want to do it!
Mindy Macready: Fine.
[Mindy shoots Dave in the chest]
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All fans of Kick-ass should avoid this film like the plague
30 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In March of 2010 a film by director Matthew Vaughn was released that took everybody watching it by surprise. This was a movie that people had so little faith in that it had to be independently funded and put together on a shoe string budget. This was a movie that held up a satirical mirror to a whole genre of movies and not only highlighted their weaknesses but also showed that genre how it was done.

This movie was of course, Kick-Ass.

On paper it was never going to work. It was a movie about some weedy teenage geek who decides to become a superhero and ends up caught in a war between another crazed costume vigilante and a whole crime family. This on its own would be a hard enough premise to sell to both investors and viewers but throw in an eleven year old crime fighting girl who basically butchers everyone she meets, it seemed impossible that it could be a good movie.

But boy were we wrong. We were all made to eat our pre-judgement of that film and got to enjoy a wonderfully told, well shot and perfectly scored movie that was not just one of my favourite movies of 2010, but is genuinely one of my favourite movies ever.

With that in mind it is clear why I can feel so strongly about how terrible this movie was. Jim Carrey was right to turn his back on this movie because it butchered the memory of the first movie and basically went against everything that the first Kick-Ass film stood for.

The fears with the Kick-Ass story in general was that it glorified violence for little or no reason. The story and the deeper themes that run through the first movie offset that fear, this film fully realises it. There are no clever under tones, no juxtaposition for the highly choreographed violence with the scenes that highlight the gritty realism of true life.

What I just witnessed was 103 minutes of bloody violence, needless vulgarities, ridiculous names taken too far and no redeeming features whatsoever. This was all violence for the sake of violence and that is not what I watch movies for. This was clearly made by people who seemed to have completely missed the point of the first movie and just wanted to make the very movie that I had presumed Kick-Ass had been made to speak against.

I will stop there because I could go on for hours stating how terrible this movie ended up being. I just wish that there was some kind of erase button I could press to scrub the memory of that movie from my mind. Alas there isn't so I post this review in an effort to save you the same torment, stick with the first film which is a masterpiece and don't watch this travesty of a so called sequel.


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