TRAILER: Kick-Ass 2 looks dry and understated

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06.03.13 42 Comments

I loved Kick-Ass, but it didn’t bode well when the sequel lost original director Matthew Vaughn and picked up some dude I’d never heard of. Now the international red-band trailer is out, and it has all the things you love from the original – Aaron Taylor-Johnson wearing too many layers of shirts, Chloe Moretz cursing like a high school football coach, sexualized teenagers, and over-the-top violence – PLUS, it throws in Jim Carrey and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in an even more ridiculous costume for good measure. I’m intrigued, I just worry this might be too subtle and minimalist to connect with broader audiences.

I take it as a personal insult that they used a colorblindness chart I can’t read for the main title card. Not cool, guys, not cool.

 

 

[hat tip: FlicksandBits]

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Vince Mancini is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. A graduate of Columbia’s non-fiction MFA program, his work has appeared on FilmDrunk, the UPROXX network, the Portland Mercury, the East Bay Express, and all over his mom’s refrigerator.

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