AT THE RITZ: Kick Ass 2 (15)

AARON Taylor-Johnson as Dave Lizewski and Chloe Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready in Kick-Ass 2.

AARON Taylor-Johnson as Dave Lizewski and Chloe Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready in Kick-Ass 2.

First published in What's On

SET four years after Kick-Ass, our favourite characters have grown up.

Now 18 and close to finishing high school, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is keen to bring his green figure-hugging KickAss suit out of the closet, while Mindy McCready (Chloe Grace Moretz), who sneaks out of school to bust drug-dealers, is being urged to forget her superhero sideline as HitGirl and fit in and be a normal teenager following the death of her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).

Dave is left on his own, but after enlisting the help of his buddy, Marty (Clark Duke), he finds Justice Forever, a group of wannabe vigilantes run by ex-mobster Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey).

By day they are normal, everyday citizens, but by night they exact revenge on criminals.

“We were in the ultimate clique – we felt like rock stars,” Dave says.

Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse is vowing vengeance on Kick-Ass and HitGirl for his father’s death by bazooka, and this time he puts aside his superhero alterego Red Mist to become The Mother****** – a super-villain with the most Twitter followers.

While he gathers his evil gang together, Mindy tries to deal with high school life, attempting to fit in with the cool group at school, attending girly sleepovers and trying out for the cheerleading squad, but she can ignore her Hit-Girl tendencies only so long, and it’s just a matter of time before she gets back to her violent, feisty roots.

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