Usually a sequel is not as good as the original. Who am I kidding, it’s hardly even close, Kick Ass was an amazing film. I have to admit I was a bit late to the party seeing it. It just seemed like yet another trendy film that hipsters were flocking to and the “it” movie to see and all that nonsense just turned me off frankly. Just being honest. I wish I had not waited so long to see it, it was a celebration. It did not fall under the usual super hero stories of what you’ve come to expect from action films like Spiderman, you can relate to these people because they don’t have super human powers, they are real. There is no Superman here with flying powers.
Having said that, I was reluctant and skeptical about Kick Ass 2, I did not want it to ruin my experience of the first one. In the end I did not like it, I loved it. All the characters were older, and some took me awhile to recognize, but once I got past that aspect it was great. It was a lot like seeing old friends again. The only person I missed was the father figure played by the wonderful and always amazing Nicholas Cage. At least they played homage to him in photographs. Even though his character is gone he’s not forgotten.
Jim Carey was a welcome addition and so were the other new supporting cast members. There are more bad guys and more good guys and in this case more is better. Their battles are equally funny as in the first film. This film was just as good, if not possibly even better than the original. The plot lacked nothing, the direction was second to none and the viewer has come to know, love and care the characters all involved as well. The soundtrack was also awesome. The production value seems like it went up a level, like they had a bigger budget as well.
I won’t do any spoilers, but I’ll say you need to see the first film before you see the second, because I doubt there will be a third addition, but if there is I have a feeling it will be…wait for it, Kick Ass.