KICK-ASS 2 is easily one of my most anticipated summer blockbusters of 2013. I enjoyed the first installment so much that it ranked #1 in my Top Ten Movies of 2010 list so you can imagine my excitement for the sequel. Check out the official (and lengthy) plot synopsis below along with the first “Red Band” version of the trailer.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.
When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes.
Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.
YES! This is going to be one hell of a ride. Sure the actors are all getting a little too big for their britches (is Hit Girl hott now?), but who gives a crap because this movie looks insanely fun! The addition of Jim Carrey (ACE VENTURA PET DETECTIVE) is a brilliant casting move, and I am glad to see all the characters that survived the first film return to their respective roles. Get excited nerds because KICK-ASS 2 is coming and it’s going to rock! Aren’t you happy I avoided a bunch of easily made puns in this post? This movie’s gonna…Kick-Ass. Whoops!
KICK-ASS 2 just got bumped back from a June 28th 2013 release date to August 16th 2013. The extra wait will be hard, but at least fans will still be seeing this bad boy this summer.
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