- Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey , Nicolas Cage, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Lyndsy Fonseca, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth, Donald Faison, Clark Duke, Lee Asquith-Coe, Morris Chestnut, Yancy Butler, Steven Mackintosh, Ella Purnell, Claudia Lee, Augustus Prew, Tom Benedict Knight, Garrett M. Brown, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Emms, Andy Nyman, Enzo Cilenti, Wesley Morgan, Olga Kurkulina, Tanya Fear, Matthew David McCarthy
- Director: Jeff Wadlow
- Writers: Jeff Wadlow, Mark Millar, John Romita Jr.
- Producers: Adam Bohling, Tarquin Pack, Brad Pitt, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn
- Co Producer: Leonie Mansfield
- Executive Producers: Trevor Duke-Moretz, Pierre Lagrange, Stephen Marks, Mark Millar, John Romita Jr., Claudia Vaughn
- Art Direction: Joe Howard
- Casting: Reg Poerscout-Edgerton
- Costume Design: Sammy Sheldon
- D.O.P.: Tim Maurice-Jones
- Editor: Eddie Hamilton
- Makeup: Fae Hammond
- Musics: Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
- Production Design: Russell De Rozario
- Set Decoration: Sophie Newman
After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation.
When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own.
With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Toronto, Canada
- MPAA Warning: Strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and brief nudity
- Production Budget: $40 million
- Production Companies: Marv Films
- Production Schedule: 7 September 2012 - 23 November 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "Though it made a solid $96 million off of a $28 million budget, 2010's comic adaptation "Kick Ass" was more of a hit with audiences and (to a lesser extent) critics. Based on Mark Millar's violent comic, the film has quickly grown a cult following and actually garnered more fans as a minor controversy over the quite dark and adult tone became known. It also launched the career of the now ubiquitous Chloë Grace Moretz thanks to her scene-stealing role as Hit Girl. In fact, it is her subplot and scenes with her dad (Nic Cage) that easily stole the film from the title character.
Even though the first film's director Matthew Vaughn opted out of coming back to direct the sequel, he has stayed on as producer and ended up selecting Jeff Wadlow ("Never Back Down," "Cry Wolf") to take over as director. Universal is no doubt ready for any potential controversies this time. It should be interesting to see just what makes it into the final film, one that is expected to garner a "hard R" rating.
This entry sees 'Kick-Ass' joining a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Said group is led by Jim Carrey's 'Colonel Stars and Stripes'. At the same time, 'The Red Mist' (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) has changed his hero name to 'The Mother Fucker' and plots revenge with his own band of villains called 'The Toxic Mega-cunts'. One of his team is a gigantic blond ex-KGB muscle woman named 'Mother Russia' who serves as his personal bodyguard.
Once again though it is Hit Girl who has the most interesting subplot, one that's drawn comparisons to "A History of Violence". Forcibly in retirement and desperately trying to adjust to the normal life of a young girl, she's reluctantly pulled back into a violent lifestyle. Millar's "Hit-Girl" comic forms the basis of the film's first half-hour, while his "Kick Ass 2" comic makes up the plot of the remaining 70 or so minutes. While the first film toned down some of the first comic's darker material, this film is NOT expected to shy away from it - such as the already infamous dog-decapitation scene.
There is confusion though as to whether the film will portray the sequel comic's darkest chapter - in which Red Mist and two of his minions kill the father of Kick Ass' girlfriend Katie, and then proceed to punch and then gang rape her. Early in 2012, Millar said the scene would make the cut. A few months ago however, actor Mintz-Plasse said "The rape scene is not in it. There’s a version of it, but there’s no rape. Thank God." Even hardcore fans of the first film are balking at the idea in various movie and comic chat rooms. Here's hoping it doesn't make it."