This Ass is Spread Out Thin
Following their exploits junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, aka Mindy and Dave are trying to live normal lives with Mindy's guardian Detective Marcus Williams now taking care of her. But having inspired other civilians to become superheroes the two of them team up to fight crime again which doesn't go well when Marcus finds out and is forced to quit and work her way through High School where her biggest problem is the mean girls. For Dave that means finding a new team leading him to Colonel Stars and Stripes, an ex mobster turned super hero. But with Red Mist returning as Mother F%&*^r and with his own band of bad guys.
The original "Kick-Ass" left me torn in two because whilst the movie worked I didn't dig the violence in relation to a young girl. And I thought that was going to be the same when it came to the sequel "Kick-Ass 2" but nope instead I was torn into many pieces b this follow up. But let me start with the most important thing, "Kick-Ass 2" is still an entertaining movie but only if you watch not expecting the same as the first movie because this movie is a lot more audience friendly with a wide ranger of comedy and a lot more characters than first time around.
But that in turn causes "Kick-Ass 2" the first of its problems as to cope with so many characters it is all over the place as one minute we're with Dave as he works with new civilian super heroes, then it switches to Mindy as she negotiates the mean girls at high school and then it heads over to bad guy Chris and his attempts to create a league of bad guys. It ends up too split for it to work with the comedy being split as well. There is also an issue with some of the characters ending up, well ending up simply annoying and some unfortunately now being wrong. It is sad to say but Chlo├ź Grace Moretz now looks to old to play young Mindy which is a shame.
What this all boils down to is that "Kick-Ass 2" ends up an incredibly hit n miss movie which spreads itself out so far and wide that it can't keep any consistency. But when it does get things right it does so brilliantly and ends up a more enjoyable movie than I was expecting.