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SPOTLIGHT ON: Kick-Ass 2 and the Amazing Cinema Sins

If you’ve clicked on this post, it’s probably because of one reason and one reason only:

You know that Kick-Ass 2 is coming out soon.

As in really soon.

As in this Friday (if you live in the US, of course).



It’s been four years since Matthew Vaughn first brought us Kick-Ass and by now, it’s no secret that Kick-Ass 2 debuts on August 16th, 2013, which is only two days away. Despite all of the drama that has surrounded the movie, (if you didn’t know already, Jim Carrey refuses to promote this movie because of violence and all things related), it’s managed to garner quite the respectable buzz.

Which I, for one, think is great.

Like everyone else, I am super excited about the movie and will be making sure I see it at one point. If you’re not familiar with the plot details for Kick-Ass 2, here’s the premise below, thanks to IGN:

 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 bad-ass 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.

Now, I’d be a f*cking liar if I said that didn’t sound awesome.

The extended trailer for this aforementioned premise dropped back in July, gracing Comic-Con 2013 with its presence. It didn’t disappoint fans that were present at Comic-Con and it certainly didn’t disappoint me when I finally got to watch it when it rolled around. If you have yet to see it, (and to that I’d say WHAT? Where have you been? Under a rock?), here are two videos of the trailer below. The first video is the recent, extended, NSFW one, while the second video is the first trailer that debuted five months ago:

Awesome trailers, right?

If anything at all, I can’t wait to see Chloë Grace Moretz in action again and even though Jim Carrey is now opposed to this movie, I can’t wait to see his character—Colonel Stars and Stripes—do this thing.

And to commemorate this awesome occasion, the cool people who run Cinema Sins down at YouTube have finally put out a new “sins” video for the first Kick-Ass.

What is that, do you say?

You want to know what the f*ck a “sins” video is?

Well, let me indulge you then.

It’s a pretty straightforward process: The powers that be down at Cinema Sins take whatever movie—good or bad—and proceed to tally the sins that said movie has. The sins are usually comprised of anything from bad set/costume/script mistakes to whatever sins that the gang can come up with.

I believe their personal fave has to do with something about a lack of lap dances, but I’ll let you see for yourself:

If you enjoyed that video, do yourself a favor and subscribe to them ASAP, because there is definitely more from where that came from.

In closing, here’s to hoping that Kick-Ass 2 is indeed a kick-ass movie—I couldn’t resist—that lives up to all of its hype.

Sources: IGN, Screenrant, YouTube

Images from: Bloody-disgusting.com, Filmaffinity.com


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