Written August 19, 2013
Overall, good followup to the first film. The downside, without ruining the movie, is that HitGirl could have had a better purpose in this installment of the franchise.
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!
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.
Written October 19, 2013
Kick ***2 reminds us of the sophomore slump musicians experience. They put out that first great album that you can't stop playing then that second album comes along and you feel like it was rushed and of less quality than the first. Kick ***2 had that feeling in some regards. There was more action than the first and more comedy but it left me feeling like I wanted more. I'd still say go see it, but I just don't want you to get your hopes up too high.
Written October 29, 2014
Nobody mentions the attempted rape scene and the very thinly veiled humor used to cover it.
The 16 yr old girls that had been laughing the entire time in the theater suddenly stopped laughing when this scene came up.
My gf also found it out of place and offensive. Is rape ever funny?
As a guy I thought, "Oh wait. We suddenly took a turn here. WTH happened?!"
Producers and directors take note: the kernel of appeal to this movie franchise was...
a) the surprise that a kid (Hit Girl) had a bad mouth and could be a bad ass
b) super heroes could be ordinary people (Kick Ass)
As soon as we hit knife stab to the neck, prison killing of a dad, (assumed) rape and being held down of a heroine - you just lost alot of your audience.
My theatre was empty.