Saw Kick Ass 2 this afternoon. Overall impression: not quite as good as the first movie, but still worth seeing, especially if you liked the first one.
Kick Ass 2 picks up about where the first movie ended. It hits up the comedy side of things a little more than the first movie (especially Hit Girl trying to integrate into ‘normal’ high school society), but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of gritty violence and turns a little dark towards the end (like the first movie).
I was a bit disappointed that there were not as many cool gunfights as the first movie, but there were a lot more brawls to make up for it. Once again, Dave Lizewski spends a lot of time getting his ass kicked while Hit Girls saves his butt, though by the end of the movie he’s starting to hold his own. In many ways it’s a coming-of-age story for Kick Ass and Hit Girl, where they try to figure out if they’re real super heroes or just regular people taking a break from reality.
If you’re a fan of the first movie, or just like action comedies, go see Kick Ass 2.