Mark MillarÃ¢â‚¬Ëœs second graphic novel adaptation is getting streamlined, losing the Ã¢â‚¬ËœBalls to the WallÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ subtitle, and going simple with Kick-Ass 2. Personally, i prefer it. With so much rumored mayhem suggested from Millar in the film, and the just released synopsis below, it could stand to be tempered with a touch of subtlety.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-AssÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ (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) Ã¢â‚¬â€ reborn as The Mother F%&*^r Ã¢â‚¬â€ only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (ChloÃƒÂ« 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 worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s forced to retire Ã¢â‚¬â€ 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 worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Not everyone may be on the Jim Carrey train, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m personally excited to see what he can do with the part of Colonel Stars and Stripes, an amalgamation of two vital characters in the Kick-Ass Universe. At the very least heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll make it interesting because i know the great actor that he is and can probably pull it off.
Writer/director of the movie Jeff Wadlow intended to stick fairly close to the source material of the second graphic novel, which is much heavier on the darkness and grit. Kick-Ass 2 will hit theatres June 28, 2013.