People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different. In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all. Read on!
Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl are back! Game on, cocksuckers.
If you’ve been looking forward to Kick-Ass 2, you won’t be disappointed. It picks up right where the original movie left off, and then it does what all good sequels should do – it cranks everything to 11. Now, it’s not perfect. Director Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) does just a so-so job on the fight scenes, and I thought some of the CG work was pretty iffy. The cast, though, is spot on, and in a weird way I think that’s what actually matters in Kick-Ass 2. The over the top violence may be entertaining, but without some rather nice work by Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Dave/Kick-Ass) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Mindy/Hit-Girl), the movie would have no heart. I walked out ready for another adventure with those characters, and I hope we get one before too long.
Having good characters will always be the key to success.