The Movie: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

The Comic Book: Kick-Ass 2 (2010) Icon comics

This comic book adaptation as usual didn’t follow its source material page-by-page but still stayed true in its own way. The comic book stayed the same as the first mini series with creative team Mark Millar (writer) and John Romita, Jr. (penciller).. Now the movie on the other hand had some changes with its director and cast. Two notable actors that were replaced were Omari Hardwick as Detective Marcus Williams (new actor Morris Chestnut) and Evan Peters as Todd (new actor Augustus Prew). The cast lost one great character in “Big Daddy” due to the events of the first film, understandably so, but did add some new great characters to compensate. New characters in this sequel include Dr. Gravity (Donald Faison), Insect Man (Robert Emms), Night Bitch (Lindy Booth), Mother Russia (Olga Kurkulina) and The Tumor (Andy Nyman) just to name a few. The real nice addition would be character Colonel Stars and Stripes played by the wonderful Jim Carrey! Although not much screen time, Colonel Stars and Stripes was a joy to watch and it was almost hard to notice it was Jim Carrey playing such a character. The movie didn’t have the magic that the first kick-ass had due to the loss of director Matthew Vaughn in my opinion. New director Jeff Wadlow did do a wonderful job bringing back the fun and over the top action, comedy doesn’t disappoint either, with lots of laugh out loud moments! The story picks up from where the first Kick-Ass left off and nicely continues the roller coaster ride into this second installment. Chloe Grace Moretz as “Hit Girl” knocked it out of the park again as did Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass! Without the magic of the first film and one key moment involving Kick-Ass’s father that seemed rushed and under developed, this superhero movie still fires on all cylinders! If your a fan of the comic, Jim Carrey or the first Kick-Ass film, do yourself a favor and see this sequel. So until next time,

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