What happens when a superhero movie that’s supposed to be a sorta riff on the clichés of the genre starts becoming just like every other movie in the fold? That’s what we’re beginning to wonder with “Kick-Ass 2,” which follows the irreverent first movie by doing what every sequel does: adding more characters, upping the stakes and in this case, becoming just like every other superhero movie going. Granted, the good guys and villains here are mostly kids, and there’s more f-bombs, but when the action starts? Well, it all feels a little familiar.
A new clip and featurette have landed for the movie, and in the scene from the movie, we see both Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl— okay, more the latter— lay down some brutal justice against baddies who love homophobic slurs. We’re not so fond of the “Guitar Hero“-esque score, and we can’t tell if the corny one liners are intentional or not, but the movie seems to want to have it both ways. Meanwhile, a featurette with the principal cast and crew promises they’ll push the envelope.
Guess we’ll find out when this opens on August 16th.