Kick Ass 2

Certificate 15, 1h 53m, ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

The original Kick Ass was the shock hit of 2010. Reviled by critics because of its strong language and ultra-violence, it nevertheless became a huge success with real moviegoers. So can we expect the same from Kick Ass 2?

Well, yes and no.

Without the creative talents of Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman this time around, KA2 lacks the subversive satire that made the first film great. Instead it misses the mark at every opportunity and just throws in lots of gratuitous violence and swearing. At times even, it’s just plain offensive.

Jim Carrey is in it, but you wonder why.

What’s the point? 5/10

Go / No Go rating: No Go