YOU CAN’T FIGHT YOUR DESTINY.
When Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins a team of other friendly, masked crime-fighters, he wants Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) to be a part of it; meanwhile, a former enemy creates a new alias for himself. The sequel hooks up with our heroes a few years later and gives a lot more room for Hit Girl. Moretz is indeed one of the film’s saving graces, which is good because the freshness of the original is gone. Teenage drama combined with a lot of heartless slaughtering doesn’t make up for it, even if the film is fun in fits and starts.
2013-Britain-U.S. 103 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Brad Pitt, Matthew Vaughn, Adam Bohling, Tarquin Pack, David Reid. Written and directed by Jeff Wadlow. Comic Book: Mark Millar, John S. Romita, Jr.. Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Dave Lizewski), Chloë Grace Moretz (Mindy Macready), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Chris D’Amico), Jim Carrey, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison… John Leguizamo, Daniel Kaluuya.
Trivia: MMA champ Chuck Liddell appears as himself.