First Trailer for KICK ASS 2

Kick-Ass was one of my favorite films of 2010 and I have been anxiously awaiting our first look at the sequel. Though original director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) is not back at the helm for this one as he was originally scheduled to direct the First Class sequel but dropped out of that as well, he stayed on as producer and newcomer Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) seems to have at least picked up on a few of Vaughn's cues. The brand new red band trailer picks up where the first left off giving us a glimpse of training with Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) and Dave Lizewski aka Kick Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). The trailer goes on to show how well their costumed antics have been received and that a new wave of people are doing the same thing and teaming up with them. The standout, naturally, is Colonel Stars and Stripes as played by Jim Carrey. If you didn't know Carrey was in this you might not even recognize him with his face covered by a mask, his hair grayed, and a thick New York accent. Christopher Mintz-Plasse also seems to be hamming it up and going all out as he's newly ordained himself "The Motherfucker". The remainder of the film looks to be part revenge fantasy, part identity crisis as Mintz-Plasse is seeking revenge for the murder of his father while Dave is having trouble coping with his new found responsibilities and reputation he is expected to uphold. The only concern I had for this sequel were the lack of strong credits that followed director Wadlow but he seems to have put together a worthy sequel with some fun new characters while maintaining that signature smartass tone the first one pulled off so well. The film also stars Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina. Kick-Ass 2 will be a great way to cap off summer 2013 when it opens on August 16th.

Synopsis: 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 (Chloe 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.

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