“Kick-Ass,” from 2010, was one of the most unheralded awesome movies of the past few years. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, and based on a semi-well known comic book about the titular, do-it-yourself superhero, “Kick Ass” had eye candy, action, a bonkers Nicolas Cage performance, a little girl spouting the C-word and a whole lot more. Perhaps best of all, “Kick Ass” knew how to set things up and then later pay them off- a skill in which a whole lot of action blockbusters of late are sadly lacking.
Anyway, now it’s time for “Kick-Ass 2.” The sequel, which comes out this August, brings back Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and this time the villain is Colonel Stars and Stripes, played by… Jim Carrey. Hopefully this works out better than his turn as The Riddler in “Batman Forever.”
At any rate, here’s the red-band trailer for “Kick-Ass 2.” It’s got fighting, colorful costumes, and a still foul-mouthed- but noticeably older- Hit Girl:
Kick-Ass and Hit Girl return in August.