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Kick Ass 2
Kick Ass was a surprisingly brilliant movie. I had not read the comic strips, so I didn't know what to expect. An anti-superhero movie at some level seemed a bit lame and ridiculous. I saw the movie and it was brutal, filthy, violent, crude, foul, shocking, graphic, adult and even revolting at times. But it was such an ironic, sarcastic, sharp and humorously intelligent take on an age old concept.
The sequel Kick Ass 2 takes previous film and kicks it up a serious notch. What is beautiful about Kick Ass 2 is that it adds depth to the characters. Mindy Macready (Hit girl) trying to live a normal life is a treat in character exploration. Similarly Dave Lizewski's (Kick Ass) desire to be a proper hero just adds layers to his character. The chemistry between Kick Ass and Hit Girl is also subtle and very well done. It introduces a plethora of other characters in the Justice Forever League (the good guys) and the cronies hired by The Motherf**ker (the first real super villain).
Like all sequels, this sequel does fall short of high expectations on some levels. The highlight of Kick Ass was Hit Girl. Her crude dialogue and bad ass fighting made the film. While Hit Girl's character gets well developed and we see new layers, the movie seriously lacks the classic Hit Girl violence that makes the film. Also a fifteen year old using foul language, isn't as impactful as an eleven year old doing so.
Chloe Grace Moretz. That girl is divine. I cannot imagine this franchise without her. When it comes to superheroes people have fun with Iron Man. The gritty enigma of the new Superman has charmed audiences. And everyone simply raves about Chris Nolan's dark, mystical Batman. But all superheroes put together – they have nothing on Hit-Girl. Not even Christian Bale's Batman. Hit-Girl is just that awesome.
This is a violent film, with crude language. Not everyone will enjoy it. And I strongly caution kids watching it to understand the characters and not just be enamored by the glorified, larger than life violence. However, a must see film.
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Music, except for two songs, is very average. And there is one more thing about Karan Johars films: the main theme shall repeat again...and again... and again... until you feel like kicking into something every time it appears. I had the same problem with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai main theme. And when they inserted it into this film too, it just couldnt get any worse... I usually dont mind mentions of other films and such, but here Karan was celebrating his own film, and that is cringeworthy to say the least. The visuals are terrible. When Yash Chopra makes an imaginary, utopistic clean world for his characters to live in, it is all just a background for feelings and there is honesty in his films. Karan Johar overwhelms you (and makes you practically sick) with the sheer opulence, that is kind of falling on you and you suffocate under it. The visuals are MEANT to overwhelm you. They are not a part of the story at all (as it is the case with Bhansalis films). They are simply there and make you uneasy. And when a choir of English kids starts singing Indian anthemn, the patriotism is so forced down your throat its hard not to be almost physically sick. And just in case you are not moved enough, they will show you a disabled girl smiling happily during that.
Not moving, not appealing, not honest, not even cheesy. A cringeworthy documentary on "How to weep annoyingly and steadily"
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