Kick-Ass is often overlooked in favor of other bigger, stronger and larger-than-life superheroes. But in the trailer of the film's second installment, it is obvious that the teenage superhero and his motley crew (mostly Hit Girl) can do some kicking ass of their own.
The highly anticipated Kick-Ass 2 releases its first trailer.
The 2010 action comedy Kick-Ass told the story of an ordinary high school student Dave Lizewski who created a superhero persona named "Kick-Ass". It confronted the question that every kid has asked at some point: Can a regular person be a superhero-without wealth, insect bite or alien blood?
Kick-Ass 2 seems to take the tale to a higher level by introducing a bunch of other eccentric heroes to help Kick-Ass protect the good people of New York City. The most notable addition to the cast is Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes, almost unrecognizable if not for his distinct pomp and humor in the role.
Chloe Moretz, a revelation in the first film, is back as the fifteen year old Hit Girl with a potty mouth. A trained and ruthless fighter, she is one of the fan favorites and will surely get a lot of screen time in this second installment.
Kick-Ass' super villain counterpart The Mother F*cker is played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse. This time Kick-Ass and his friends do not just have to deal with villains who seeking revenge or wrecking havoc in the city. The band of heroes will have to face heat from the police who are bent on capturing every masked vigilante on the loose.
While the trailer showcases a film that is bigger, badder and more explosive than the first Kick-Ass, an intriguing question to ask will be: is this necessarily a good thing? The audience fell in love with the gritty quality of the first film. A scrawny protagonist who is not larger-than-life but earthbound and ordinary, demented allies like Big Daddy, crass humor and rough but real stories-all of it combine for a fresh and creative twist on the superhero genre. The trailer of the sequel, although playing up the quirkiness in a few brief clips, is noticeably more polished than the original film.
Will Kick-Ass 2 be a worthy follow up to the surprise 2010 hit, or is this the end of the Kick-Ass we all know and love?
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