Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

A very hit and miss affair, this follow-up to 2010’s mightily entertaining Kick-Ass succumbs to the law of diminishing returns. On the surface it has all its predecessor’s ingredients: bloody violence, inappropriate language, flirtations with darker thematic material, an irreverent approach to the world of comic books. Yet something is lacking; perhaps it was the novelty factor of Matthew Vaughn’s original that elevated it above the norm, or maybe it’s the change of behind-the-scenes personnel, but much of this sequel feels perfunctory – what felt envelope-pushing first time around now seems a bit silly. For those who enjoyed the characters and just want to see what happened next though, Kick-Ass 2 will likely more than satisfy.

Full review: Kick-Ass 2 | Film @ The Digital Fix

Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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