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Green-band trailer for Kick-Ass 2 is low on blood and profanity, but still retains the cool

04.08.2013

Well, if you've seen the red-band trailer for KICK-ASS 2, which you have, then you've seen the green-band trailer. No blood, no profanity, yet the action and fun remain. I know that some folks aren't quite as stoked to see a follow up to Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of Mark Millar's comic, KICK-ASS, but director Jeff Wadlow's hardcore tongue-in-cheek sequel looks like a riot to me. I've read the comics from the beginning and enjoyed them just the same. In many ways it's a street-level, way less cerebral (i.e. more fun) version of WATCHMEN, as the genre isn't just deconstructed, but demolished, and with awesome results.

This time, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) teams up with Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and Justice Forever, a superhero "team" led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey) to battle his former nemesis Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), who has formed his own evil superhero team and renamed himself The Motherf*cker. Hijinks ensue. Profanity is spewed. Blood is spilled. A good time is had by all. Hopefully.

Check it out:

Here's the lengthy 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 (Chloë 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.

KICK-ASS 2 goes balls to the wall on August 16, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: I'm game for a Hit Girl spinoff. Do you think Chloe Moretz will stick with it or outgrow it?

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