Synopsis: The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.
Release Date: August 16, 2013
Thoughts: OK…I’m going to come clean about something…are you ready? I didn’t really like the first Kick-Ass when it was released in 2010. There, I said it and I hope we can still be friends.
While I appreciated the anti-superhero movie for what it was trying to accomplish I felt it wound up just being an excuse for tiny tyke Chloë Grace Moretz (Dark Shadows, Carrie) to spew profanity while our titular hero got the bloody crap kicked out of him. It was overlong and overstuffed, resulting in a film I just couldn’t warm to. With the nice take at the box office, a sequel was a foregone conclusion so this summer Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl are back and this time they’re up against old comrade Red Mist. With a new director and screenwriter on board we’ll have to see if the sequel can make a better impression on me than the original.