Movie Evaluation: “Redemption”

Rating: R (strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and short nudity)

Length: 113 minutes

Release date: Aug. 16, 2013

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

Genre: Action/Comedy/Crime

The original “Kick-Ass” was the 1st creator-owned comic-book-series movie to achieve immense recognition back in 2010. The film took a distinct route to the common superhero film. The superheroes are ordinary individuals in homemade costumes with no super powers and varying degrees of combat education. The film wasn’t with out controversy a young girl raised by a father who shoots her even though she wears a bulletproof vest in order to prepare her for the real world is a risky concept. The sequel proves to be even a lot more controversial, bringing back significantly of the action, sassy dialogue, and revenge searching for began in the initial film. Aaron Taylor-Johnson returns as Kick-Ass and Chloë Grace Moretz is back as Hit-Girl whilst Christopher Mintz-Plasse-Red Mist in the original “Kick-Ass” film-is back as a super villain known as The Mother F**ker. Lyndsy Fonseca, the girl friend turned girlfriend of Kick-Ass from the initial film, also reprises her role as Katie. The sequel brings in smartly cast new faces, like Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes, Donald Faison as Physician Gravity, and John Leguizamo as Javier.

What created the initial “Kick-Ass” so considerably entertaining was seeing the inept Dave Lizewski transform into Kick-Ass, a vigilante with no fancy gadgets or combat coaching. His only power was permanent nerve damage that occurred when he got his personal ass kicked, which left him with a drastically decreased ability to really feel discomfort. In “Kick-Ass 2,” a legion of ordinary men and women in costumes inspired by Kick-Ass are now out fighting crime, giving viewers an complete gang of superheroes with good intentions and really limited skills to back up their masked identities. The gang contains Night Bitch (Lindy Booth)-a woman wanting to avenge her sister’s murder-and Insect Man (Robert Emms)-a former police officer ready to take the law into his own hands. Maybe the most amusing addition to the group is Marty Eisenberg, Dave’s nerdy buddy from the 1st film, who has followed in Dave’s footsteps and turn out to be Battle Guy. Clark Duke reprises his part, bringing dry wit and false bravado that is exciting to watch. Leading the band of masked misfits is Colonel Stars and Stripes, a reformed mob thug.

The film will commence with Dave and Mindy living standard lives in which their greatest obstacle is surviving high college. When they learn their antics inspired the Colonel to form the Justice Forever band of superheroes, they make a decision to join the group. Mindy dons her Hit-Girl costume but gets caught sneaking out and is unable to fight alongside Kick-Ass.

However, Mindy’s forced retirement won’t preserve her secure from Red Mist he is looking for revenge for his father’s murder. He ditches his Red Mist persona and becomes a larger villain, The Mother F**ker. The superhero group should take down group Mother F**ker, like the top guy’s bodyguard Javier, his bodyguard’s sidekick Enzo, and Mother Russia she is most likely the most terrifying of the bunch. Only in “Kick-Ass two” do bodyguards get sidekicks. There are also villains named The Tumor and Black Death. As The Mother F**ker’s minions begin to take out her superhero close friends, Hit-Girl finds a way to return and rescues the superheroes.

The movie is primarily based on the comic books, Kick-Ass two: Balls to the Wall and Hit-Girl. Like the 1st film, which was based on the Kick-Ass comic book, the movie plot remains correct to its comic origin but eliminates some of the gratuitous violence put in merely for shock worth. The original storyline of the comic books remains but by stripping down some of the extras in favor of plots, both films are greater than the comics. Fans of the initial film will nonetheless be happy with the violence in “Kick-Ass 2” though nearly every character gets killed or severely beaten. This continues the tradition of the initial film where audiences witnessed Hit-Girl’s father, creepily named Big Daddy, murdered in front of her and watched Kick-Ass getting tortured, both events occurring reside on the web. A lot more death and mayhem ensue in the sequel, but the fundamental idea of ordinary people stepping up as superheroes is really better portrayed in this second film. Nonetheless, there ought to be a do not-attempt-this-at-residence warning flashing across the screen for the duration of the complete film-just in case anyone gets any dumb ideas.

“Kiss-Ass” ends with the young Mindy receiving a fresh begin, becoming able to dress like a tiny girl, and going to higher college. Thankfully, it will be a welcome relief for adult fans to see her return to her ass-kicking superhero techniques in “Kick-Ass 2.”