Friday, 16 August 2013

(film review) - Kick-Ass 2

So, a lil while back, Thursday, 8 April 2010 to be precise, I did a blog on Kick-Ass and I said and I quote "I had NO IDEA what this film was about. Spider-Man? Batman? Green Lantern? Some silly teen movie with something random like superheroes and making the film a whole lot shittier than the idea of making 'Blood & Chocolate' a film?". Well although Blood & Chocolate still remains to be one of my most shittiest films I have ever seen and now that I have seen the first Kick-Ass, I was somewhat prepared for Kick-Ass 2. With that said, the film still managed to surprise me with what it entailed.

The film carries on from the first Kick-Ass Movie where Dave Lizewski () has retired from crime fighting, but Hit-Girl () continues. The actions of Dave aka Kick-Ass has inspired members of the city to also become costumed vigilantes who are trying to seek justice, just as Dave started out. Red Mist (), still not over his fathers death changes his name to 'The Motherf*cker' and goes all out on a revenge crusade to kill Kick-Ass.

Things start to get out of hand for Kick-Ass and his new team of friends led by 'Colonel Stars & Stripes' () when 'The Motherf*cker' presents himself, wrecking carnage everywhere. With 'Hit Girl' trying to start High School and trying to be a normal teenage girl, she has her own problems to deal with let along the haunting words of her father, her guardian and the pressures of vigalante work.

If you have seen the first film, there is no doubt you will like the second installment. Although the film isn't as FRESH as it was the first time around, like the first Hangover film, the film still carries the blood, the gore, the shock value, the carnage and the teenage slapstick/adult humour.

This film isn't for the faint hearted as it is very action oprientated, but is able to keep you very entertained and interested even in the non-action scenes involving Hit Girl and her teenage High School trials and tribulations trying to be a "Normal" High School freshman. The fight scenes are excellent, as well as the pacing and dialogue. Visually entertaining and every bit the same as the first film. My only gripe witht he film is that the film should have had a bit MORE to the gore. More blood, more shocking, grisly and grim deaths and I feel the film would be much better than the first. An A La Bigger and Better. I just felt like they stuck with the same formulae which if fine, but didn't go beyond to add more to it. I understand the film was toned down from the comics, but I personally wanted more

Go see this, you will like if you liked the first one!

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