Monday, 19 August 2013

#70 KICK ASS 2

Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey. Directed by Jeff Wadlow running time 103 minutes.

Continuing a few months after the events of the first and vastly superior Kick Ass movie, Kick Ass 2 dumps all the irony, freshness and humour of the first in favour of an unnecessary sub plot involving Hit Girl joining the cheerleading squad and fitting in at school and another about Kick Ass's new fitness regime, while Red Mist re-imagines himself as the Mother Fucker and puts together a squad of super villains to wreck a bloody and brutal revenge on Kick Ass.

It's sad when you see a sequel to a film you really loved and enjoyed and all you can do is sit there wishing you were watching the original again, in stead. Where as the first KA, directed by Mathew Vaughn was a glorious, free-wheeling assault upon super-hero conventions this is just a tired rehash, ignoring rules and instead just featuring an endless stream of dull fights and beatings leading up to a brawl in a wharehouse. 

'Thank heavens for Hit Girls' sang Maurice Chevaier and watching her in action you can see why he did. She, Jim Carrey and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are the best things in this film, while Aaron Taylor-Johnson sadly gets the most boring role in the film and serves merely as an emotional and physical punching bag for the film to arrive at the final showdown.

Some scientists claim that time travel isn't possible, well I don't know if that's true or not but I urge them to examine this film because I have to say this film felt a whole lot longer than 103 minutes, yes sir, it felt more like a 103 hours, so dull and repetitive was the action and surely if they could understand this process they might be able to unlock the secrets of time travel?


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