The critics didn't even like the first one.... so of course, they were just as hard on the second one. After all Kick-Ass is a very dark comic book story. So don't look for any real superheroes in this movie. And that is part of the punch line..life is real. Also this movie is more HIT GIRL's movie played by the very gifted Chloe Grace Moretz. She sort of has a Mean Girl storyline going as she enters high school, and she's confused about what to really do. Keep living life the way her father would wanted or to obey her guardian because that's what her father would have wanted.
|SCRUBS’ Donald Faison is another hilarious addition as the bat-smacking DR. GRAVITY|
Honestly, this has to be my favorite character of Aaron Taylor-Johnson's. I love his Dave because he's a little nerdy and still endearing with those curls and those glasses and landing line like "You know, we're like Batman and Robin.." and oh so vulnerable. And Clark Duke was back as Marty which I was always glad to see Duke in that role as one of Dave's buddies. But this time around Todd was replaced with Augustus Prew instead of Evan Peters.
I adore Augustus Prew so it was great to see him in this movie with cool curls and all. I felt we got to see a bit more of Todd's character develop which was interesting. And just think of the fan fic if Ass Kicker got together with Insect Man. OK, a few of us out there might want to know.
Dave finds himself mixed up with the good guys lead by Jim Kerry..the Justice Force. Soon he finds some after hours to spend with Linda Booth as Night Bitch.
Naturally, the tone of the movie is definitely dark with Christopher Mintz-Plasse's evil villain. And yes, he swears a lot and lives to do bad things. You can just tell the actor took so much joy in playing this devious character. Sometimes, though..you catch yourself thinking..oh I probably shouldn't have laughed at that.
A lot of cruel and vile things happen. Thankfully, we don't have to see it all. But we soon see how wicked the show develops and how Hit Girl really is needed, after all. I thought the movie held true to the comic books. Still there is a truth that rings through of a little girl who's childhood was taken away from her.
There are some sad moments in the movie, but by the end we get a show down. And who knows there just might be a Kick-Ass 3.