Thursday, August 15, 2013


Bottom Line: This real-people-turned-crimefighters follow up lacks much of the heart and inventiveness that made the original a bona fide, boys-and-their-toys, fanboy fantasy hit…  They’re trying to tell too much story here and that, ultimately, is where the film looses step – straining to keep things kinetic and begging us to stay engaged.  There’s fun to be had with an exceptional Jim Carrey plus a league of like-minded do-gooders in tow.  They up the ante in juvenile antics, explosive action and an over-the-top sense of the offbeat.  But with so little to care about, it boils down to nothing more than ultra-vulgar, hyper-violent, self indulgent cinema.  It’s a sporadically fun but instantly forgettable film that never quite delivers on the promise of its title.
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasee and Jim Carrey
Directed by: Jeff Wadlow (NEVER BACK DOWN and CRY WOLF)
Rated: R
Running time: 114 minutes
Story: His heroic antics having inspired a citywide wave of masked vigilantes, Kick-Ass joins their ranks to help clean up the streets, only to face a formidable challenge when the vengeful Red Mist transforms himself into the world's first super villain.

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