August 20, 2013

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Country: USA

Review: Juvenile super-hero Kick-Ass arrives once more to the big theaters, this time by the hand of Jeff Wadlow who counted with Matthew Vaughn (director of “Kick Ass” from three years ago) as producer. If the first one didn’t impress me, the second didn’t have much luck either, presenting the clumsiest super-hero of the modern age fighting a league of super-villains with the help of his friends. David (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) decides to return to fight crime but is frustrated to be working alone as Kick-Ass. He will do his best to convince Mindy (Chloe Grace Moretz) to help him in this task as Hit-Girl. “Kick Ass 2” is a total waste of time, just showing action scenes that can be defined as super violent, witless, and clumsy. The plot also uses family relationships as dramatic bait, but without creating any impact or interest. The actors, just like the story, didn’t stand out, despite of the weird characters they were playing, exception made for Olga Kurkolina’s physic, in her debut as Mother Russia. All of the bizarre villains seemed to have come from a freaking Halloween party. Lastly, I just wanted to say something about the humor, which proved to be more pathetic than clever; I remember to have laughed a couple of times, one of which had to do with Eisenhower, the dog. Every single character in this film can aspire to be super-something, but “Kick-Ass 2” is assuredly miles and miles away from being a super-movie. No more sequels of this crap... please!!

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