8 Films Where Not Giving A F**k Improved Everything
8. Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass 2 was brasher, louder and more insane than its predecessor could ever hope to be. Don't get me wrong, the original Kick-Ass is a great piece of cinema, but something was just missing. It took itself far too seriously, which was kind of commendable in a film that featured 10 year-olds dropping the C-bomb and Nicolas Cage doing his best Adam West impersonation. In a film that was meant to be a real-life comic book, it was just out of place, and it felt like Matthew Vaughn didn't really know what tone to pick. Jeff Wadlow has no such problems though. He is unashamedly, I might add making his version of Aliens. It's so completely different to the original, it's actually barely believable that it's a sequel. Dave and Mindy are both a lot more fleshed out in this outing and Wadlow also manages to create genuine sadness when a character we've only just met (Colonel Stars and Stripes) is brutally killed and beheaded, which was something that effected me a lot more than the demise of Big Daddy in the original. Jim Carrey gives a whirlwind performance here, genuinely bringing the comic character to life and he seems to be having a great time, regardless of what he later said in the press. Plus, if you ever wanted to see a Russian woman in a Hammer and Sickle bikini wielding dual SMGs, this is the film for you.
3rd Year Film and Television Production student at Edge Hill University. Writer of "Stockton's Last Stand" and screenwriter/director of "Hunted" and "Spyfail 2: The Search for Spyfail 1".
I also do stand-up comedy sometimes... I'm told I'm marginally funny.