We thought the first red-band trailer for Kick-Ass 2 was pretty fantastic. It hit all the notes you wanted it to, and reinforced that a new director doesn’t always have to mean a film will be going in a new direction. It’s true that the film will feel different. Matthew Vaughn, director of the first film, has a very distinctive style. Would you want to replicate it? I would normally say no, but his cinematic DNA was all over the first film, so we were worried when Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) came in as director.
The new international trailer suggests there’s a whole new plot line that has escaped every plot synopsis I’ve seen for the film so far. Looks like there will be a sub-plot focusing on Chloe Grace Moretz’s character Mindy Macready, as she tries to adopt a normal life outside of crime-fighting. It’s clear, based on these two trailers, that while she may succeed at both, she will always feel the need to kick the s#!@ out of someone.
Kick-Ass 2 opens August 16.
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The Red Band
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 (Chloë 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.