The central question in the Kick-Ass series is whether or not the films are a critique of comic book genre excess or simply an example of the same.
Kick-Ass 2 suggests that the latter is true.
Kick-Ass (2010) introduced us to Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), a normal guy who decides to become a superhero. His bumbling misadventures get him in trouble with crooks, earning him a beating or three.
During one of these thumpings, Kick-Ass is rescued by Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) and Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage), a Batman-and-Robin-like father-daughter duo who aren’t above crippling or killing criminals.
Kick-Ass and Hit Girl have decided to team up as the sequel opens. She teaches him the ways of the vigilante, helping him bulk up and urging him to conquer his fear. However, after Hit...Full review >>