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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Movie Review: Kick-Ass 2!

08.13.2013 – Kick-Ass 2 has been one of the most awaited films based from Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s original comic book that was published by Marvel under its Icon Comic imprint. What made the original film true to its source material was the characterization of Hit Girl portrayed by Chloe Grace Moretz.

This film propelled Moretz career in getting her to films that would truly remember her. But it took 3 years for the film to be released that Hit Girl doesn’t look like a 13 yr old.

They made significant changes to the plot that consistently followed its own cinematic universe and besides that Chloe Grace Moretz has grown up to be this attractive 15 year old that doesn’t appear like a grade school student.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson reprised his role as David Lizewski the teenager behind the Kick-Ass identity that inspired other people to take on the mask in the streets. The original film will give you an idea that there’s no such thing a as a superhero in reality. In this film the pacing was quick and there was no dull moment how the sequence moved through the scenes of the story.

Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes who is not your typical “Jim Carrey character” where he played the role remarkably and definitely impressive how he brought the character to life.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse formerly known as The Red Mists doesn’t look like the kid in the first film like Moretz have grown mature who doesn’t look like a teenager. Of course just like in the comic books he takes in a new persona as The Mother Fucker if you caught up with the promotional trailers. Probably by now you’ll notice him more in the character posters that are being used in cinemas.

The most interesting character among them was specifically made for this film which was portrayed by John Leguizamo as Javier who is Chris D’Amico/ The Mother Fucker’a personal driver. It’s been a while since you’ve seen John Leguizamo in a major film and whose last role was the voice of Sid in Ice Age: Continental Drift.

The dialogue was great but not as bloody as the original film. For this one expect a lot of casualties just like in the comic books and as title would say despite Jim Carrey dropping his support for the film which is rate R-16 in the Philippines.

Overall Kick-Ass 2 has grown up to revisit the characters all grown up no longer having “kid” gloves but carrying very sharp objects, deadly firearms, and lots of explosive action scenes for anyone who would see super heroes in the big screen. Kick-Ass 2 puts a notch on the film’s production and going on its own using the source material.

It earns a film rating of 9 out of 10 for great story even though it took this long to bring the movie. Don’t get out of the cinema after the credits have rolled there’s more surprises awaits that would give you an idea how a third film happen.

Kick–Ass 2 opens in Philippine cinemas on August 14, 2013 from Universal Studios to be distributed by Solar Entertainment!

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