Kick-Ass 2 is the sequel to the 2010 movie Kick-Ass (which was based on the comic-books with the same title written by Mark Millar) and starts off right where it ended last time. The concept of the first movie was easy: Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a typical underdog in High School, decides to become a real superhero. Having no training or particular skills at all, he soon gets in serious trouble. Fortunately, he gets help from Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz). Now, Kick-Ass 2 deals with the aftermath of Big Daddy’s death and Mindy/Hit-Girl having to go to High School even though Dave/Kick-Ass wants to convince her to join his superhero-team Justice Forever. Also, they have to handle angry Chris D’Amico (former Red Mist played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse) who wants to revenge his father’s death.
Looking at the storyline and having seen trailers ahead, I don’t think anybody can say, they didn’t know that Kick-Ass is a pretty violent movie. It has a ton of gory and at times disgusting scenes, yet it still manages to be pretty funny most of the time. Even though I seemed to be the only girl in the movie theatre, I think that Kick-Ass 2 targets girls a lot more than the first movie did, because of the whole Mindy-storyline. Also, thinking of how wildly popular the first part was, I don’t understand the current controversy revolving around Jim Carrey (who plays Colonel Stars and Stripes in the sequel).
Knowing what the movie is about, and I am sure he has read the script before signing the contract, I don’t get why he now refuses to be part of the promotion tour of the film and even states that he doesn’t support the level of violence that is shown in the movie. Therefore, I think that it is great that Chloë Grace Moretz is standing up to him and is defending the movie. I find it very hypocritical to act like this now, seen as he already is part of the movie anyway.
Kick-Ass 2 was directed by Jeff Wadlow and is staring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, Morris Chestnut, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, Iain Glen, John Leguizamo, …
What do you think about the sequel? Do you have anything to say about Jim Carrey’s reaction?