Kick-Ass 2 [DVD] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 12/17/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (574 out of 615)

Special Features


  • Extended scenes
  • Upping the game
  • Creating a badass world
  • Going ballistic: Weapons & stunts
  • Feature Commentary with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz and Writer/Director Jeff Wadlow

Synopsis


Kick-Ass 2
His heroic antics having inspired a citywide wave of masked vigilantes, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins their ranks to help clean up the streets, only to face a formidable challenge when the vengeful Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) transforms himself into the world's first super villain in this sequel written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down). Dave/Kick-Ass and Mindy/Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) are about to graduate from high school and become a crime-fighting duo when their noble plans are foiled by Mindy's strict godfather. Now, as Mindy hangs up her Hit Girl uniform and navigates the treacherous high-school social scene, Kick-Ass begins patrolling the streets with Justice Forever, a fearless group of urban watchdogs fronted by former mob thug Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). They've got the criminal element on the run when Chris D'Amico lays his Red Mist persona to rest, and reemerges as The Mother F**ker, a powerful criminal mastermind with a loyal legion of henchmen. The Mother F**ker is determined to avenge the death of his late father, who previously perished at the hands of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. Now, as The Mother F**ker and his minions begin targeting the members of Justice Forever, Hit Girl realizes that the only way to save Kick-Ass and his new friends is to emerge from her forced retirement, and fight back with everything she's got. John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Emms co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass
  • Chloë Grace Moretz
    Chloë Grace Moretz - Mindy Macready/Hit Girl
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse
    Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Chris D'Amico/The Motherf%&*^r
  • Jim Carrey
    Jim Carrey - Colonel Stars and Stripes
  • John Leguizamo
    John Leguizamo - Javier



Customer rating

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94%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dave and Mindy's Excellent Encore

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    deevwatcher

    Many superhero comics say they depict "realistic" heroes, experiencing the trials/tragedies of real folks, but undermine such claims, with comic book gimmicks to escape inconvenient corners they're painted into. The non-powered hero world of Dave Lizewski and Mindy Macready, however, is not such a reality; whatever happens, for good or ill, happens. It includes harsh rifts with family/loved ones which aren't resolved before it's too late #the result of said people taking issue with the vigilante lifestyle#, ugly, permanent deaths #minus comic book resurrections#, one principal character #Mindy# deprived of a normal childhood, courtesy of her upbringing as a child soldier #making her assimilation into mainstream society a painful uphill battle#, unresolved loose ends from the last film's vigilantism #a vengeful Mafia son, his super villain name not a family-friendly one, a la Lex Luthor# and the public/police backlashes against wrongly tarnished superheroes #think Watchmen#. On the other hand, it is inspiring to hear testimony from new heroes who chose to follow in the footsteps of Dave and Mindy, as well as see heartwarming scenes of those liberated from evil, making it clear that their actions do have positive outcomes, too. As with the Harry Potter films, the film's leads, having begun as kids, are still growing and making painful decisions from which there's no turning back; this is a coming of age story for Dave and Mindy, the chemistry between the two having evolved, and promising to do more of the same in a third film, as this is meant to be a trilogy. Aside from a questionable moment of personal revenge #hey, this isn't The Incredibles#, and omitted bonus scenes which might've made for a more satisfying film, I can't recommend it more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rounds Out A Nice Double Feature

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    OB1Knobby
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    I really enjoy this movie. The character development really continued well from the first movie. I mean, in Kick-A they basically changed the way the world works by introducing regular folks acting as super heroes. So you want to see how that grows. Rarely do you get to see those kinds of results. However, in Kick-A 2 we get just that. The nice thing is this movie doesn't try to replicate jokes from the first film. It does reference previous events though. I've only heard one person complain about this one, but by her own admission she's kinda critical. However, everybody in my house loves it. It has the same great feels and wit of the first and fits in great. Will there be a 3rd? Who knows. Do we need one? It's not necessary, this makes a nice conclusion to many of the storylines and makes you feel good about where it leaves you. The only bad part is when you do a review you can't use the actual movie title because in contains "inappropriate language"?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Solid Sequel

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    friedgold99
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    This film is a good, but not great, follow up to 2010 original film. Seeing the fallout of KA's original outing and the rise of other masked crime fighters was an excellent place to go with the story. Aaron Taylor-Johnson does a fine job playing Dave Lizewski/KA, the Peter Parker-esque hero. Chloe Grace Moretz also is good as Hit-Girl, but Hit-Girl's role in the film suffers from being out of character from who Hit-Girl was portrayed in the first film, and then a predictable progression to an obvious outcome. There were also some very funny performances from Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, and Donald Faison. Christopher Mintz-Plasse's villainous turn never really was threatening, and never as strong a presence as Mark Strong was in the first film. Olga Kurkulina's Mother Russia though certainly was fitting as the evil enforcer. All in all, there is a lot to like about this film, but there are also a lot of flaws that keep it from any kind of greatness.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A sequel that matches the originality of the first

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    VandyPrice
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    The first Kick-A was one of my favorite films of 2010 and though it was never the huge hit folks would like to assume it now was simply because it was a super hero flick, it garnered a strong enough following and was of high enough quality to garner a second installment. I, personally, have really been looking forward to this sequel and though I've never read the source material I'd at least be willing to bet that this continues to honor the tone of the comics if not copying the story lines exactly. What was so fresh and shocking about the first film was that it was able to so seamlessly weave together the tones of several different genres of film. In both the original and the sequel there is plenty of action, a fair amount drama and a dominant wave of comedy. Most importantly, just like the first film, Kick-A 2 knows what it wants to be and goes for it with no regards as to what others think or who might be offended by it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    KickAss 2

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    kenn
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    After hearing all the negative comments about this movie I was hesitant to go to the Theater and watch this film. I enjoyed KickAss a lot so I dragged myself to go see KickAss 2....And I'm Glad I did! I'm sure everyone has their own reasons for disliking this movie but I thought it was Great. The characters are older and let me just say this..Hit Girl is AWESOME! She's my favorite character and KickAss has been working out!! He looks Great, too. I'm not a big Jim Carrey Fan but he did very well in this role. I'm not sure which KickAss movie I like better? But, I own the first one and I'm definitely going to own the second one. I can't wait for KickAss 3, The Final Installment to see where all this ends? As long as Hit Girl and KickAss stay alive it's all good.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Well made entertaining action movie

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    coverstory
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    Kickass 2 is a technically well made movie that does closely follow it's comic book source material but ultimately falls a little flat. The film's only saving grace is the suburb Cloe Grace-Moretz. She is a talented young woman who has a big future ahead in Hollywood. The action sequences are well done and the idea of ordinary people trying to make a difference is a good one. Jim Carey is almost unrecognizable in this film. He bad mouthed all of the violence in the movie in the movie so I hope he donated his paycheck to a worthy cause, perhaps the Stop Bullying Campaign. Guess he didn't read the script before signing on. But the movie, despite its shortcomings, is entertaining and worth a watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fitting sequel.

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    jdb728
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    The profanity filter won't let me type in the name of the movie, so I'll use "_" instead of "S" for this review. I really liked the first KICK-A__, and KICK-A__ 2 delivered more of the same, average people standing up to make a difference. The thing I enjoyed most, though, was that this movie has what I believe to be the best woman on woman fight scene in cinematic historyActual punches, kick, and overall beat down, instead of the toned down "fight scenes" we usually see). In this film, that fight was perhaps better than any of the fights involving men, and I think it's about time female characters got to truly KICK-A__.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Very Good Sequel

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    Rokko
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    The original K-A (Best Buy won't let me mention the proper title as it is, apparently, inappropriate language) was a surprisingly enjoyable movie so I was very interested in the sequel. While K-A 2 was not as good as the original, it was still very enjoyable and well worth seeing. The absence of Nicolas Cage and his character were definitely noticeable, but the new characters did fill some of the void and the group of villains added the baddy factor as well as many of the comedic touches to keep things light while maintaining the action. Overall, I give it a solid four out of five stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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