Kick-Ass 2 a Real Comic Book Movie

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R.C. Samo

Editor-in-Chief

 

kick-ass 2 posterThe biggest complaint Fanboys and Fangirls have about superhero films is that they keep trying to ground these stories in reality. How realistic are an indestructible alien, a billionaire in a Ferrari red metal suit, a defrosted war hero, an Amazonian warrior princess forged from clay, an orange rock monster and an all powerful green ring run on willpower?

Kick-Ass 2 is Jeff Wadlow and Mark Millar’s answer to superhero movies grounded in reality. It’s brash, crass, pokes fun at comic book stereotypes, teenage hormones and surprisingly, in some instances, more realistic than the list above.

Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) return with the help of a set of parents (Steven Mackintosh and Monica Dolan) searching for their kidnapped son, Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey) a mob hitman turned Born-Again Christian, Dr. Gravity (Donald Faisson) a bat-wielding teacher and a whole host of other superheros who start off with community service only to have to step up the challenge of the Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), now known as the Mother F**ker and his super villain team trying to take over New York City.

Villainess, Mother Russia (Olga Kurkulina) gives an over-the-top fight scene that made this Fanboy giddy as the pages leaped on to the screen while Mother F**ker  and his band of super villains break into Night B**ch’s (Lindy Booth) suburban, New Jersey residence in an attempt to psychologically damage Kick-Ass. Just wait for the lawnmower, that says it all.

If you want a comic book movie, that’s grounded in COMIC BOOK REALITY, then Kick-Ass 2 is it. They toned down Hit-Girl’s swearing, because it’s not as funny when a 15-year-old does it, however, the humor is still there and if you ever wanted to know what Fanboys/Fangirls sound like, then you’ve come to the right fight.

Kick-Ass 2 opens nationwide Friday, August 16, 2013.

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