From Kick-Ass to Red Mist, Hit Girl to Big Daddy. The first instalment of Kick-Ass was all over the place and is one of the most enjoyable movie back in 2010. In alteration of its director does Kick-Ass 2 generate the same impression like it's prequel? Lets find out!
Dave aka Kick-Ass is now just a normal conventional guy in school and Mindy aka Hit Girl doesn't desert her combat skills as it's the only wish of Big Daddy. After farseeing few costumed superheroes fighting crime in the city, Kick-Ass believes that it's the perfect time for a comeback. As he's not flawless in his appearance and combat skills he entreats Hit Girl to train him. Eventually, Hit Girl's guardian Marcus apprehends her and bids not to ruin her childhood and directs her to bond with some emblematic teen girls who likes boy band videos and other disturbing things.
Meanwhile, after the loss of his father, Red Mist bashes to take his revenge against Kick-Ass as he originates a new group of super villains with few badass characters and modifies his name to The Motherfucker. In the second act, Kick-Ass army is ready to face-off The Motherfucker's army for the final showdown.
What dissatifies the sequel? It probably didn't recreate the oopmh that the prequel created. A trite plot with a stale dialouge didn't produce more fun of what we expected it to be. But on the other side of the spectrum, majority of the badass action sequences created more amusing entertainment particularly when it comes to Hit Girl's sights. The action scenes were brilliantly choreographed with precise editing skill and ideal camera work.
Performances from Chloe Grace Mortez and Aaron Taylor Johnson were a joy to watch, although Kick-Ass is been overshadowed by Hit Girl at this juncture too, they shared a picture-perfect chemistry in between them. Mainly Hit Girl was terrific in the action sequences and she rather surprised me with her performance in the amusing part of the movie too.
Jim Carrey and many other sidekicks were crammed up a lil bit with their underdeveloped characters which didn't really had more impact in the movie in particular scales.
Jeff Waldow, the director took inspiration from the prequel and almost tried to recreate the exact vibe which Kick-Ass originated. The writing part got a lil' cheesy at times and it seemed like it's been enforced to get into the point which really didn't have much depth.
Finally, Kick-Ass 2 is not an disappointing sequel, but it didn't really reach up to my altitudes of what I expected it to be. Nevertheless, its enjoyable and had loads of fun elements which we really intend to watch. It's definitely worth a watch and you'l surely will have a good time with it. I indeed recommend it for a matinee.
My Rating - 3/5
Grade - B (Worth a watch)
-By Surya Komal aka KM