Kick-Ass 2 Reviews

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July 7, 2015
The tone's too rough to be funny. Kick-Ass 2 suffers from being a little too real.
July 7, 2015
It's a clever film but it's also a cynical and disorienting one.
July 7, 2015
Oh dear. Where to begin? How about everywhere?
January 3, 2014
All the wonder and surprise of the first movie is gone. It's just aping the violence in other movies and other comic books.
August 16, 2013
Solve a crossword puzzle. Call grandma. Do whatever you like. But don't see this reprehensible movie.
August 16, 2013
If it works at all, fitfully, it's because of the precociously talented and in-control Moretz, who basically carries the entire film on her own small shoulders.
August 16, 2013
Sequel offers exactly the blend of R-rated nastiness and candy-colored action fans expect.
August 16, 2013
Even the novelty of a deadly, blasphemous Hit-Girl wears off, and all that's left is over-the-top violence and under-the-belt humor.
August 16, 2013
"But did we make the world a better place?" they keep asking each other. Kick-Ass 2 sure doesn't.
August 16, 2013
What was once shocking now just elicits a shrug.
August 16, 2013
The year's most unpleasant movie.
August 16, 2013
The savvy wit and inspiration on display in the first film is absent in this dumbed-down, warmed over retread. Consider its ass kicked.
August 15, 2013
"Kick-Ass 2" can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up: a vessel for unhinged vengeance and destruction or a meta-critique of those same impulses.
August 15, 2013
Writer-director Jeff Wadlow establishes a premise and follows it without compromise, but the trail leads to a very ugly place. In the end, the journey wasn't really worth it.
August 15, 2013
It revels in carnage while lacking the visual style and gleeful humor of the original.
August 15, 2013
I miss Nicolas Cage.
August 15, 2013
There isn't anything good to say about "Kick-Ass 2," the even more witless, mirthless follow-up to "Kick-Ass."
August 15, 2013
Cartoonishly violent, with blood spray, vomit spew, severed limbs, impaled torsos and more, Kick-Ass 2 has none of the punky flair of the Matthew Vaughn-directed original.
August 15, 2013
It's a smart, edgy, unpredictable action-comedy, the tonal opposite of overwrought sculptures like "Man of Steel."
August 15, 2013
It no longer seems very smart (the YouTube and texting references are so 2010) and it's also not much fun anymore.
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