The latest trailer for Kick-Ass 2 hit the internet recently, and it’s looking… pretty alright. The first Kick-Ass strayed too far away from the comic, and as somebody who’s just as much of a comic geek as he is a film geek, this was a big no-no. However, Kick-Ass 2, directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down), looks to stay as entertaining and fun as the original. This is a welcome change of pace for comic book film adaptations as the litany of recent superhero films that are desperately trying to be dark and deep.
Kick-Ass 2 takes place after the original film where masked vigilantes are widely accepted, leading to more “superheroes” coming out from the woodwork. However, Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), now calling himself The Mother Fucker, is ready to take revenge out on Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) and Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz). However, with a large group of superheroes supporting him, including Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), Kick-Ass is prepared to enter a war with his ex-comrade.
Kick-Ass 2 will kick asses when it comes to theaters on August 16th.