Movie review: Kick-Ass 2

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Even after watching the movie, I still can’t believe that was Jim Carrey in the movie. Bravo to the make-up artist who transformed him.  Regardless of how you feel about him, he is a good actor.  He’s definitely better than Nicholas Cage and I enjoy Nicholas Cage.

So, the movie. If you didn’t see the first Kick-Ass, you are going to be a little lost on the back story for this movie. It’s a continuation of the events of the first, so go see it.

The entire time I was watching Kick-Ass 2, I kept making comparisons to Mystery Men. Both movies have wannabe super heroes rampant through the story line, but where Mystery Men is funny, Kick-Ass 2 is violent. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the movie, but like the first one, the violence can get to be a little much as times, so if you’re squeamish, pass on these movies.

That said, there is some good action especially when Hit Girl was on the screen, however, I was getting a little tired of seeing Kick-Ass getting his ass kicked. While I get that his character is developing and growing up, it just got repetitive. Also, I’m glad we got more Hit Girl in this movie.  She’s the one who really kicks ass and I would love to see a movie just about her.

Overall, it was a decent movie. I enjoyed the comic relief from Donald Faison’s character and some of the other wannabe super heroes, but it was not to Mystery Men level.  Seriously, at one point I thought, “These guys need to find the Sphinx.  He’s terribly mysterious and can cut guns in half with his mind.”

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