Though I had never read the comics, I felt that Kick-Ass made a fun movie all on its own without the need of any previous knowledge of the source material, and that is usually a recipe for success when it comes to comic-book movies. Kick-Ass was also a breath of fresh air in an industry that releases four or five superhero movies every year, and it was nice to have a take on a hero that was vulnerable, not just as a teen, but as someone who could — and did — have the sh*t kicked out of him.
With the sequel currently filming, it looks like Universal is revving up its PR department and has shared an official plot synopsis with the world, which you’ll find below. It lays some ground work and whatnot, but it is pretty much describing the next logical step for where I figured the sequel would be going anyway, so no surprises or revelatory information is revealed, though honestly Kick-Ass 2 is a film that could have gone in any direction and I’d be fine with it as long as it retained the uber violence and humor of the first. Let your eyeballs peruse over the synopsis and allow yourself to begin to get suitably psyched.
[via Coming Soon]
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) 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.