Kick-Ass 2 (2014)

Jeff Wadlow directs Chloë Grace-Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jim Carrey in this sequel to the everyday nerds try to be vigilante superheroes parody.

Derided on release I can’t really see how this is any better or worse than the overhyped original. If anything the slightly stodgy, familiar subplots it doles out to the return players actually settles into a flick more suited to casual, throwaway, brainless viewing. Hit Girl goes Mean Girls? I’m in. Jim Carrey forms a boiler room Justice League of damaged souls? Fair enough. It is all a lot more easy to swallow than the clunky, directionless first entry. Just as colourful, gory, safe play “edgy”. I prefer it.

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