Kick-Ass 2

5. Kick-Ass 2

7 of 11

I never gave up hope on a sequel to the 2010 original to get made.  The first entry had everything I love in a movie: perfect casting and performances, stylized, over-the-top violence, humor, social commentary, colorful characters and an R-rating.  Although Matthew Vaughn didn’t return to direct, the red band trailer looks phenomenal.  Aaron Johnson returns as the titular hero who is called back into service by Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) when the world’s first super villain (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) emerges.  Jim Carrey looks set to shine in his supporting role as former mob hit man, born-again Christian and violent vigilante, Colonel Stars and Stripes. Rumors of Nicolas Cage returning haven’t been silenced yet.

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