Plot: Kick Ass continues to fight crime.
Review: So I’ll go on record as saying that I didn’t like Kick-Ass. I thought it didn’t work as ”realistic version of super heroes” and wasn’t funny enough to be a spoof. I found it more annoying than anything else. But a funny thing happened while watching Kick-Ass 2 I realized something. For everything I hated, Kick-Ass at least had vision. It was an independent feature by talented director Matthew Vaughn. Kick-Ass 2 was director by a work for hire by a major studio and it feels like it.
So we have a lot of weird things. Like the heroes violently killing people and then talking about how they don’t kill people, subplots about high school cliches, and trying too hard to be edgy without actually offending anyone. It’s a tame lazy retread of the original with it’s worse crime being that’s its just boring. It goes to show you the difference between a bad movie because of director’s vision and bad movies because of studio interference. At least with the first, it’s at least watchable.
Trivia: The snow in the movie was real and un