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Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2

Director: Jeff Wadlow

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse


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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


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.

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The first Kick-Ass movie was an inarguable success in many regards (casting, performances, general charisma) and an equally flawed affair in others (evenness, fantasy
eality balance, not enough screen time with Hit-Girl). Kick-Ass 2, however, gets just about everything right. It's a good time from beginning to end, with a story that never leaves you wishing it would get back to the good stuff. The narrative picks up shortly after the events of the first movie: Dave (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), aka Kick-Ass, is trying in vain to readjust to high-school life after winning a fight to the death with a mob boss, whose orphaned teenage son Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is now using his newly inherited fortune to become a supervillain and avenge his dad. Dave doesn't know this, however; he just knows he's bored with being a regular guy. Meanwhile, since losing her own dad/crime-fighting partner, Mindy (Chloë Grace Moretz), aka Hit-Girl, has been flat-out lying to her new guardian, Detective Marcus Williams (Morris Chestnut), about attending school and being a normal kid. She's skipping class to train at her clandestine hideout, and continues donning the mask by night. Dave thinks of the obvious answer to his dissatisfaction and asks Mindy if they can join forces, and it soon becomes apparent that there are plenty of other self-made superheroes walking the streets, led by a delightfully self-righteous guy who calls himself Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). As long as it can be assumed that you're interested in a movie like this at all -- based on the premise or affection for the first film -- Kick-Ass 2 delivers. It doesn't get caught up in clumsy exposition or ham-fisted attempts to shoehorn in backstory from the graphic novel. On the contrary, the script is impressively even and well-paced. That sense of balance is also apparent in the movie's net level of ridiculousness, as the amount of insane weaponry (Hit-Girl owns a lot of nunchakus), crazy motivations, and over-the-top events remain consistent from the start. What's also steady is the body count, as people are getting impaled and dismembered all over the place. In addition, there's a subplot that revolves around non-superhero high-school stuff, as there was in the first film, but at least here the main figure in that B-story is the cold and calculating Hit-Girl, rather than the bespectacled and bewildered Dave. And let's be honest, if there's any one thing this franchise needed, it was more Hit-Girl.

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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

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aaron Taylor-Johnson Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz Mindy Macready/Hit Girl
Christopher Mintz-Plasse Chris D'Amico/The Motherf%&*^r
Jim Carrey Colonel Stars and Stripes
John Leguizamo Javier
Donald Faison Dr. Gravity
Morris Chestnut Detective Marcus Williams
Robert Emms Insect Man
Enzo Cilenti Lou
Claudia Lee Brooke
Amy Anzel Mrs. Zane
Clark Duke Marty/Battle Guy
Augustus Prew Todd/Ass Kicker
Mary Kitchen News Reporter
Matt Steinberg Mr. Radical
Steven Mackintosh Tommy's Dad
Monica Dolan Tommy's Mum
Garrett M. Brown Mr. Lizewski
Lyndsy Fonseca Katie Deauxma
Yancy Butler Mrs. D'Amico
Tom Benedict Knight Alley Hood
Sophie Wu Erika Cho
Paul Raposo Guido No. 1
David Vena Guido No. 2
Chris Chan Store Clerk
Trevor Allan Davis Old Man
Lindy Booth Night Bitch
Cinna Eisenhower
Ella Purnell Dolce
Tanya Fear Harlow
Charlie Clapham Goth Kid
Chuck Liddell Himself
Daniel Kaluuya Black Death
Trenyce Cobbins Coach Podell
Wesley Morgan Simon
King Lau Chinese Bouncer
Benedict Wong Mr. Kim
Chantelle Chung Chinese Hooker
Andy Nyman The Tumor
Tom Wu Genghis Carnage
Olga Kurkulina Mother Russia
Angelica Jopling Lois
Dimitry Arvantis Tony
Iain Glen Uncle Ralph
Eben Young News Reader
John Bregar Mother Russia Cop
Mike Chute Mother Russia Cop
Chris Cordell Mother Russia Cop
Shane Daly Mother Russia Cop
Kevin Kase Mother Russia Cop
Martin Roach Mother Russia Cop
John Schwab Detective
Todd Boyce Chief of Police
Jesse Camacho Onlooker
Stewart Scudamore Eyal
Mif Convict No. 1
Rob Archer Convict No. 2
James Cutler Goggles
Adam Bond Funeral Cop

Technical Credits
Jeff Wadlow Director,Screenwriter
Susan Paley Abramson Casting
Adam Bohling Producer
John Buchan Casting
Sophia Burnage Makeup
Paul Carter Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew Collinge Sound/Sound Designer
Russell de Rozario Production Designer
Eddie Hamilton Editor
Justine Hempe Casting
Joe Howard Art Director
Henry Jackman Score Composer
Tim Maurice Jones Cinematographer
Jason Knight Casting
Pierre Lagrange Executive Producer
Wayne Lemmer Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew Margeson Score Composer
Stephen Marks Executive Producer
Roo Maurice Makeup
Barrie McCulloch Asst. Director
Ian McKenzie Production Manager
Malcolm McLean Camera Operator
Mark Millar Executive Producer
Trevor Duke Moretz Executive Producer
Ian Neil Musical Direction/Supervision
Ian Neil Musical Direction/Supervision
Tarquin Pack Producer
Brad Pitt Producer
Reg Poerscout-Edgerton Casting
Robert Prynne Sound/Sound Designer
Will Quiney Musical Direction/Supervision
David Reid Producer
John Romita Executive Producer
Laird McMurray Film Services Special Effects
Andrew Shea Asst. Director
Danny Sheehan Sound/Sound Designer
Sammy Sheldon Costumes/Costume Designer
Rachael Speke Makeup
Phaze UK Sound Editor
Matthew Vaughn Producer
Claudia Vaughn Executive Producer
Peter Wignall Camera Operator

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kick-Ass 2
1. Scene 1 [5:57]
2. Scene 2 [4:39]
3. Scene 3 [3:30]
4. Scene 4 [5:02]
5. Scene 5 [4:00]
6. Scene 6 [7:08]
7. Scene 7 [5:04]
8. Scene 8 [4:48]
9. Scene 9 [5:23]
10. Scene 10 [1:43]
11. Scene 11 [5:15]
12. Scene 12 [5:26]
13. Scene 13 [2:35]
14. Scene 14 [4:57]
15. Scene 15 [4:21]
16. Scene 16 [5:58]
17. Scene 17 [5:08]
18. Scene 18 [2:26]
19. Scene 19 [9:32]
20. Scene 20 [3:32]


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