Kick-Ass 2 - 2013 - Directed by Jeff Wadlow
If Eli Roth's film Hostel is considered Torture Porn then Kick Ass 2 is Violence Porn. It is violence for violence sake that glorifies it every chance it gets and presents so called hero's that are as abhorrent as the villians.
Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) is now living with a friend of her deceased father and sneaks away to stop crime whenever she gets a chance. She keeps getting in trouble for doing it and eventually tells Kick Ass (Aaron Johnson) that she is out and will never wear her costume again. Anyone believe that?
Now on his own, Kick Ass searches for other vigilantes like him to help him on his quest to injure as many people as possible and comes across Colonel Stars and Stripes, played by Jim Carrey. Recently Carrey made waves for his stance on the film's violence as he had a change of heart after Sandy Hook. Good for him. I would distance myself from this schlock as well.
What is so egregious about this film is its story. In the Batman and Spiderman films our hero's patrol the streets and make them safer for law abiding citizens. Not Kick Ass and Hit Girl. They SETUP scenarios in order to inflict pain and in many cases dismember the bad guys. I was rooting for someone to beat the shit out of these 2 kids and stop the insanity. Instead, the scenes are staged to generate laughs from the violence.
If it hadn't been for the movie Spring Breakers this year this would be my least favorite film of the year. As it is it will definitely hold a spot on my worst films of 2013 list.
Rating: 2 out of 10