Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Written By: Jeff Wadlow
Rating: R (US) Running Time: 1 Hr 53 min
The problem with kick Ass 2 is its uneven tone. On the one hand it tries to be a serious hard hitting violent story about revenge, on the other a comedy about finding yourself. The two do not mix well and the result quite frankly is just ugly to watch. What we have here in the end is a violent story about a group of seriously deranged people playing comic book games, but with deadly results. The first Kick Ass had the same problems, especially in the finale, but the comedic elements were more focused and the dialog a lot snappier.
If you’re into over the top violence mixed with a bit of moral ambiguity you might get something out of this. Don’t expect the same humor as the first kick Ass film either. All the best jokes are used in the trailer.
Best viewing format:
A matinee showing if you simply can’t wait for the dvd.
Worst moment for me: << mild spoiler >>
Mindy/Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) gets revenge on several high school kids by hitting them with a ‘sick stick.’ Which causes them to vomit and have severe diarrhea. It could have been one of the funnier moments, but to me it just came across as gross.