Saw Kick-Ass 2 last night with a blood alcohol level approaching .2. Loved the first one, really wanted a sequel. It’s good…but sadly, not on the same level as Kick-Ass. Nowhere near enough Hit-Girl, and killing off Nicholas Cage in the first one has now been re-affirmed as an intensely dumb choice. His absence has impact.
Even heavily impaired, over the course of watching it, came to realize that the sequel i wanted was already made, 2 years ago. If you’ve never seen Hanna, it’s somewhere around #15 on my list of all-time favorites, and comes with the highest possible recommendation.
Will probably see Kick-Ass 2 again this weekend, with a clearer head, and expectations in check…hopefully it helps. And if you want to read a more in-depth analysis, check the review on rogerebert.com, where the writer really wants you to know he hates this movie. And superheroes. And white people.
It seems like an overreaction, but what do i know?