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UK/US 103m, Colour
Director: Jeff Wadlow; Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey
As the highly anticipated sequel to the outrageously hilarious original, Kick Ass 2 is a repetitive and overly realistic violent black comedy that does little to advance the story or expand the characters. Though Colonel Stars and Stripes was a potentially interesting addition to the mix, not even Hit Girl can save a film with a poorly constructed plot that attempts to be more shockingly comedic than the original, but more often just ends up being cruel. Disappointingly one dimensional, Kick Ass 2 heads off in strange directions and ends up getting lost somewhere between Mean Girls (2004) and Scarface (1983) (Klaus Ming August 2013).