I had totally forgotten that this movie was on its way, but the red band trailer for Kick-Ass 2 is here for your viewing pleasure. It features all the same vibrant costumes that would make Joel Schumacher cry while blasting off expletives and kicking said ass. Naturally, I’ve included it below.
It seems I was definitely alone amongst my FEZ peers on the first movie, which released in 2010. Maybe it was the fact that it was a British film masquerading as an American hero film, but the bizarre shifts in tone didn’t set well with me. Not helping: a prepubescent girl in purple hair calling grown men ‘cunts’ and then proceeding to murder them all. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that specifically, but it seemed like exploitation for the sake of exploitation. Also: Nicolas Cage was in that film. That was a pretty crazy role, wasn’t it? Anyway, render your own judgments! The film debuts on August 16th here in the States and nearly a month earlier in the British Isles.
UPDATE: Oh, and did anyone recognize Jim Carrey in the trailer? I sure didn’t!