potential wasted

By examatrix
Written August 16, 2013
big fan of number one...this one a bit tortured and I can do without all the cop killing thanks. A bit turned off, but I went home and watched one again on my XPS and enjoyed it all over again. Watch one again for fun and skip two.
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Change the language and this is a terrorist recruitment feature

By maryo1958
Written October 21, 2013
Sorry, but the personalized viscera goes too far too often and the portrayal of addiction to violence is none other than the promises made to youth by terrorist training camps worldwide. Just change the language and the costume. NOT ENTERTAINMENT. Scary. We have a choice about our future and in a Nation that is choosing to be polarized on life-and-death issues like cutting a government check for elders with no other option, a film like this is like pouring gasoline on all those gun sales. Since this film does NOTHING to reflect on that, and will, inevitably, over time (DVD, etc) be seen by a whole generation of teens and tween makes these thoughts that much more relevant to the question of future. I said So-So because it might be good for others who do think to check it out...FYI
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All the Fun of the First, But Cage is Missed

By Geek Soul Brother
Written August 16, 2013
Fun, Violent and Fun again. If you like the first KICK-ASS, you should like this one also. But I have to say that Nicolas Cage added something to the original. His oddball parenting was missed. On the other hand, Jim Cary as Colonel Stars and Stripes was enjoyable. Chloe was given much more emotional room as struggling teen. Taylor-Johnson was good, but I still feel he's a mis-cast. Mintz-Plasse was convincing as a whinny rich wanna-be super-villain. And I liked Chestnut as surrogate father of Hit-Girl, though his character was naive to some of the teen-killer's tricks. Directing was decent. No slow moments that I can recall. Leguizamo had a nice role, and the supporting cast did their jobs in general. But Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia stole the show a couple times. Wouldn't want to meet her in any dark ally. Filmmakers added some emotional beats to the story, but I don't think they brought anything that out did the first. GEEK SOUL BROTHER gives it 3.75 OUT OF 5 COSMIC AFROS.
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Wait for it on video

By jhs39
Written August 19, 2013
Unnecessary sequel is disappointing even if you go in with very low expectations, like I did. Chloë Grace Moretz provides nearly all of the film's entertainment value as Mindy and her super-hero alter ego Hit Girl. She's an island of quality in the vast sea of crap that Is Kick ***2--unfortunately she's stuck in a third rate Mean Girls rip-off for much of the film's running time. Still, she manages to make the best of the bad material. The same can't be said for anyone else. The violence is bizarrely toothless--during the film's most violent sequence a villain named Mother Russia dispatches a half dozen cops single-handedly, including, in one case, by sending a running lawnmower through the windshield into the front seat of their squad car--but it feels like you're already watching the version that's been edited for basic cable viewing on USA. If I had more characters I could go on and on about the things that don't work about this one-it's depressingly mediocre.
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Enjoyed the first Kick-Ass?

By Zeruxdude
Written August 16, 2013
Kick-***2 is a good sequel to the first movie, I enjoyed it. I like the new characters ( villains included ) and the growth of the main characters. I want to tell you more but would just have to say go out and support your local theaters and watch a movie!
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