I will be reviewing the comic soon.
Well after a director change with Jeff Wadlow, the sequel to the Matthew Vaughan directed Kick-Ass 2 is upon us.
- Aaron Taylor-Johnson as David Lizewski / Kick-Ass
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Chris D’Amico / The Motherfucker
- Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl
- Jim Carrey as Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes
- Clark Duke as Marty Eisenberg / Battle Guy
- Olga Kurkulina as Katryna Dubrovsky / Mother Russia
- Lindy Booth as Miranda Swedlow / Night-Bitch
- John Leguizamo as Javier
- Morris Chestnut as Detective Marcus Williams
I won’t make any comparisons in terms of quality or make any direct links to the comic, but understand that this is one of those films that made the comic book look way better.
My flaw with this film is that it didn’t ever seem to get on with the story. Yes it progresses but it just seems like one big catch up story versus just telling us another day in the life of Kick-Ass.
The theme this time around seemed to be about fitting in and making the hard versus right choices. Not terrible ideas given the source material, and something that so many of us have to deal with, depending on the occasion. They were able to capture that idea very strongly and in the foreground with how Hit-Girl’s story moves along.
With a slew of new actors and characters, there isn’t much screen time for each new character to really want to care about them. So I would have loved to have seen more stories for Jim Carey’s character. Which reminds me, each character seemed to be more of an origin almost as if to do spinoffs. The two leads give a somewhat decent performance with the slant on hit Girl. Aaron just felt flat and very whiny be it in the script or not, it really just came off as annoying.
The highlight action scene was with Mother Russia early on. She commanded a lot more respect as a character as did the violence and comic book lore fans would live for.
I might be nitpicking but I couldn’t stand that most of the characters kind of just had a totally different costume than from what was in the comics. It’s not far removed but it’s not really any kind of improvement either.
Bottom line: There’s not much to really like with this film, everyone will see it differently. But as far as I’m concerned this was a movie that needed Matthew Vaughan for it to be worth a damn. It’s definitely not worth price of admission. Maybe when I read the comic it will make more sense.
Ratings for all movies will now be out of ten
- Overall rating of the movie: 2 out of 10,
- Cinematography: 3 out of 10,
- Editing: 5 out of 10,
- Audio: 5 out of 10,
- Acting: 2.5 out of 10,
- Theatres or wait for the blu-ray? Download
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