|I heard a mom calling this comic|
Kick-Butt to her small child in a comic
shop last month.
Hello everyone, welcome back to The Tagline! Today as promised I will be talking about Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to 2010's film Kick-Ass, itself based on a comic book series of the same name, originally released in 2008. Kick-Ass 2's plot line vaguely coincides with the events of the Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass 2 comics, though the differences in detail are substantial enough that I won't be using the events in the comic as a metric for what goes on in the movies (and that's okay to do get over it seriously it's an ADAPTATION not a SCREEN CLONE). The film chronicle's Kick-Ass' attempts to step up his game and become a "real" superhero, joining the ranks of costumed do-gooders who were inspired by his actions in the original film. Meanwhile Mindy/Hit-Girl is forced into retirement by her adoptive father Marcus, and is subsequently drawn into a Mean Girls style high school nightmare. While all this is going on, Chris D'Amico, formerly Red Mist, has vowed revenge against Kick-Ass, and so assumes the persona of The Motherfucker, forming his own group of supervillains using the considerable wealth left to him by his dead father. What follows is every bit as violent as you would be led to expect from the first film.
|Chris Turk as Gravity Dude (only half a joke).|
|Justice Forever catches a cab, or something.|
|That gun probably weighs as much as her.|
|He really is a great actor, I can't tell he's upset at all!|
That got a little heavier than I intended, sorry about that! Join me again on Thursday, when I will be a lot less grave in my discussion of maybe the most surreal and homo-erotic Christian allegory musical ever produced! No I'm not kidding it's all of those things!
|I bet he's longing for the comfort of his Red Mist costume about now.|