New KICK-ASS 2 Trailer Tries to Have Fun … Otherwise, What’s the Point?

     June 17, 2013

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The new Kick-Ass 2 trailer is now available.  It features an extended look at both the continuing training regime for Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and more new heroes on the block.  The new cut also shows off the evil side of the mask with The Mother Fucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) putting together his own posse.  The best thing about this trailer for Jeff Wadlow’s sequel isn’t Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes or even the fact that his German Shepherd gets in on the action; it’s the tone, one that reminds us that comicbook movies are still allowed to be fun.

Kick-Ass 2, also starring Clark DukeDonald FaisonJohn Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina, opens August 16th.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.

Check out the new trailer below:

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.

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