I had a ball with the first Kick-Ass, and yet I wasn’t really demanding a sequel, nor did I expect to get one. It was a fun, snarky movie that successfully blended outrageous comic book action with a wink to the inherent ridiculousness of superheroes. It wasn’t a new idea, but director and co-writer Matthew Vaughn gave it a lively spark, and it featured a breakthrough performance from Chloe Grace Moretz. Now Jeff Wadlow is at the helm of the sequel, and it looks like he’s brought the same energy and comedic edge. If you liked the colorful characters and violent comedy of the first movie, Kick-Ass 2 might have you have covered.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Kick-Ass 2. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The film also stars The film also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, and Morris Chestnut. Kick-Ass 2 opens on August 16th.
To enter for a chance to get you and a guest into the movie, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “KICK-ASS 2”. The screening is on Tuesday, August 13th at 7:00PM at Regal Atlantic Station, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
Here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis for Kick-Ass 2:
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 (Chloe 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.