ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Movie Review: 'Kick Ass 2' is worth a watch
 

Movie Review: 'Kick Ass 2' is worth a watch

'Kick Ass 2' - a watchable fare
By Troy Ribeiro (IANS)
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 10:15:05 GMT
 

Movie Review: 'Kick Ass 2' is worth a watch
Kick Ass 2 movie review; Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Clark Duke, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo and Jim Carrey; Director: Jeff Wadlow; Rating: **1/2

The concept of the comic book-inspired "Kick Ass" germinated from the idea of average Americans without any special powers dressed up as superheroes to fight street crime. A fantasy which most US teenagers share.

And Kick-Ass 2 delivers. This hyper-violent teen superhero flick, co-produced by Brad Pitt takes off from where the previous "Kick Ass" left in 2010.

Mindy Macready (Chloe Grace Moretz), who has been robbed of her childhood and Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), both try to adjust to normal high school life. Mindy, who lives with her guardian Marcus (Morris Chestnut), is constantly reminded of her father and the injustice that took him away from her. So, she dons purple hair and a leather suit to slip into her alter-ego, 'Hit Girl'.

On the other hand, Dave apes to be a superhero. Despite being an ordinary kid, he decides to dress up in a green superhero suit to fight crime. He christens himself 'Kick Ass' and pursues Mindy to join up a legitimate group headed by the wily Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey).

Watch: ‘Kick-Ass 2’ trailer featuring Jim Carrey and a team of superheroes

In the meanwhile, a new villain is busy empire-building: Chris D'Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), the spoilt rich brat who spent the last film trying to be a hero, now apes to be the super-villain, with an obsession for revenge. He rechristens himself with an obnoxious title and with his financial capacity, he hires all the thugs he can lay hands on, gives them exotic names, and craves to destroy Kick Ass and his team.

The end is predictable, where fairness prevails and good overcomes evil.

The plot progression squarely falls on Aaron, Chloe and Chis. While Aaron comes out to be sincere and hardworking, there is something lacking in his performance. Chris excels in histrionics and offers comic relief, big time, with his actions and dialogues. Though technically Aaron plays the titular lead, the focus of the film is on Chloe for her action with the samurai swords and nunchucks. Jim Carrey and Morris are wasted.

The first half of the film drags a bit with high-school subplots, crabby teen disagreements, street fights and shock value that consist of foul language, explosive and sadistic diarrhea and bloody fights. But it is the action-packed second half with the costumed final battle that salvages the film from being a mediocre dish out.

The well-choreographed action sequence and a racy background score adds zest to the narration. Director Jeff Wadlow subtly injects humour into the script with the unusual character names that he introduces like - Dr. Gravity, Night Bitch, The Tumour, Genghhis khan and Mother Russia. They definitely add spark to a mundane story line.

Overall, "Kick Ass 2" is a watchable fare that will entertain you if you have nothing better to do.
Watch: Mahie Gill lures Ram Charan Teja in ‘Zanjeer’ cabaret song
 
Box office: 'Madras Cafe' opens dull, 'Chennai Express' crosses '3 Idiots'
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is UNMISSABLE!
Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is UNMISSABLE!
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ video: Meet Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ video: Meet Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver
Movie Review: 'Dumb And Dumber To' is downwrite dumb
Movie Review: 'Dumb And Dumber To' is downwrite dumb
Movie Review: Denzel Washington shines in 'The Equalizer'
Movie Review: Denzel Washington shines in 'The Equalizer'
Tags :
,
,
,
,
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Watch: ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ video

Pix: Farhan Akhtar watches ‘Masaan’

Divyendu Sharma, Isha Koppikar at ‘Assi Nabbe Pure Sau’ poster launch

Don’t miss the lilting track ‘Mere Humsafar’ from 'All Is Well'

Shekhar Suman, Adhyayan Suman and other Bollywood stars watch ‘Drishyam’

‘Mary Kom’ actor Darshan Patel and director Omung Kumar watch ‘Drishyam’

Tisca Chopra at ‘Drishyam’ screening

Prachi Desai watches ‘Drishyam’
Wallpapers 

Raees Wallpapers

Bajrangi Bhaijaan Wallpapers

Katti Batti Wallpapers

Brothers Wallpapers

Sonam Kapoor Wallpapers

Drishyam Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Ranveer Singh

Lara Dutta

Aishwarya Rai
New Movies 

Masaan

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Guddu Rangeela
Videos 

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif sizzle together in song 'Meherbaan'

'Finding Fanny' song 'Shake Your Bootiya'

Sonam Kapoor grooving to the party anthem ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’

Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif wow in ‘Bang Bang’ song video 'Tu Meri'

Shahid Kapoor in the 'Haider' song ‘Bismil’

‘Raja Natwarlal’ song ‘Namak Paare’ featuring Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor