Review: Kick Ass 2

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Kick-Ass is back on cinema screens with a vengeance.

Anyone who saw the original Kick-Ass which came out in 2010 would be eagerly awaiting the sequel.

Kick-Ass was a ground breaking film, combining action and adventure with genuine moments of comedy.

Junior assassin Hit Girl (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) shocked audiences with her foul language and killing abilities.

Now fifteen, Hit Girl is trying to live a normal life as teenager Mindy Macready.

But Kick-Ass, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, wants to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.

However, Mindy is forced to retire and face high school.

This leads to Kick-Ass joining forces with Justice Forever, a team of misfits hell bent on cracking down on crime on their community.

Led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (played by Jim Carrey), the group clean up the streets, even closing down a brothel.

But they haven’t banked on a group of vigilantes hell bent on revenge.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse (who played Red Mist in Kick-Ass) is transformed into another superhero with a name too obscene to print.

He wants to kill Kick-Ass in revenge for the death of his father.

He recruits various hardnuts including a Russian cannibal called Mother Russia and a former Triad called Genghis Carnage.

The two groups come together and fight it out - but is Hit Girl there or is she still in retirement?

Kick-Ass 2 had numerous scenes of violence, some a bit too gratuitous but there were also genuinely funny moments as well.

The sick stick being one - you would have to watch the film to find out what that is.

The film was written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and co-produced by Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first film.

Having enjoyed the first film, I would recommend the second as well - but only if you have a strong stomach for some extreme violence and fighting scenes.

It is an incredibly good sequel but some of the violence may be a step too far.