Ugh Kick-Ass 2

kick-ass-2-characters-posterI really loved Kick-Ass, especially its tween psychopath/heroine Hit Girl and its subversive take on superhero culture. But Kick-Ass 2 was a slog to get through, both boring and inane, and in an unintentionally ironic turn, it glorifies precisely the kind of violence the first movie made so ugly and brutal. Well I suppose it was unintentionally ironic, simply because I cannot imagine someone missing the point of Kick-Ass so badly—it wasn’t exactly subtle. But writer/director Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) failed to see the burning car on the side of the road and drove Kick-Ass 2 directly into the flaming pile of shit before him. Continue reading “Ugh Kick-Ass 2”