So Jim Carrey is in this movie. Is it just me or does Matthew Vaughn have a thing for aging actors who sort of lost their ways? First, he casts Nicholas Cage as Big Daddy when his marketability was taking a nose-dive and now he’s got Jim Carrey, whose last movie outing had him play with a bunch of CGI penguins, to play Colonel Stars and Stripes. Now I’m not saying he’s a scrub now (Jim Carrey is an excellent actor when he wants to be), but I’m wondering if Matthew Vaughn is running a charity or directing a movie. I mean, the role doesn’t even call for a moderately big name in the industry like Jim Carrey, so I’m wondering what the casting process was like.
Either way, here’s a still picture of Jim (we’re friends) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in their costumes.
Here’s the synopsis for Kick-Ass 2.
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 badass 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 (Chloe 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.
I think they chose the right timing to release this movie, since super hero team-ups are currently relevant. It will be fun to see how these part-time heroes take care of business in the real world setting. I have to admit though, I didn’t think this movie would get made initially because of the content in the second book. Apparently I was wrong, but it also makes me curious to see whether they’ll water it down or play it straight. I’m sure a lot of omissions will be made and I still have some serious doubts about Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s ability to play The Mother F’er (or any role for that matter)…but here’s hoping for more crazy Hit-Girl violence.
Written by Daniel Lee