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Kick Ass 2

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:// INTRO

I’m not going to lie, this post is probably going to be pretty hard to get through. Sometimes [usually few] I can feel “The Voice”, this time, it’s a bit difficult.

Fuck it, I’ll just keep it real.

I didn’t like Kick Ass 2, which is a shame because I was really enjoyed the first movie. There are a few reasons though, I caught KA2 in a dubbed version, Spanish to be exact. Don’t get me wrong, I love Spanish, hell I’m Mexican. I just hate watching a movie for the first time in an “altered” state.

For example, the movie was created with the English language in mind, regardless of how good a dub is, there is always something lost in translation. I don’t mind reading subtitles, I love J-Horror, but I refuse to watch a dubbed Ringu.

In this case, many of the jokes fell flat, extremely flat. If I have seen a movie before, in its original state, then I don’t mind watching it dubbed or edited for content.

:// PRODUCTION QUALITY

The movie does have a bigger production quality compared to the first movie. You can immediately feel the absence of Matthew Vaughn though.

[I’m guessing this might have been while he was making Kingsman.]

It was great to see Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes, not to mention Donald Faison, it was good to see him in something, again.

:// STORY

The story is pretty straightforward, Dave and Mindy continue with their lives after the events of the first movie. They quickly realize the consequences of their actions, both good and bad. Crime is on the rise and ordinary people are inspired to don masks in order to help fight crime.

Here is where the movie starts to suffer, Kick Ass’ friends and girlfriend have very small roles in the sequel. They played major parts in the first movie, in this one, they feel like throw away characters. The movie does also fail to make you fear The Motherfucker, the main villain. There are two scenes where the villains do feel like a legitimate threat, but I’ll save that for when you watch the movie.

:// CHARACTERS

As I mentioned before, the movie suffers from having too many characters in the story, each character could have really shined throughout the story. I might have to check out the Blu, perhaps there are deleted scenes which could make the character interactions flow better.

I was excited to see Jim Carrey and John Leguizamo have bigger parts in the movie but, if you watch the trailer, those are basically all of their scenes.

Kicking ass and taking names.

 

:// FAVORITE MOMENTS

It was fun to see Mindy trying to get through High School life, again this could have been explored further. There were some really mean characters which would have been great to explore further.

The movie was left wide open for another sequel, perhaps one day we would get to see the conclusion of the Kick Ass story.