ELLE reviews Kick-Ass 2

Hit Girl is back


It may be called Kick-Ass 2 but Hit-Girl is the star of this sequel's show.

Mindy (Chloe Moretz) has reluctantly hung up her Hit-Girl costume and is trying to fit in at school.

But when criminal Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) reappears with a new name (The Motherf***er!), Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor Johnson) are back in action, with legions of new superheroes to help.

It's a fast-paced, action-packed follow-up with bags of dark humour: Mintz-Plasse is hilariously deadpan in a PVC outfit pilfered from his mother's naughty box.


Meanwhile Mindy's story adds a Mean Girls edge as she's goaded by the popular girls - and wreaks revenge as only Hit-Girl can.

Kick-Ass 2 won't win over any new fans but if you loved the first film, you'll get a kick out of this.

Kick-Ass 2 is in cinemas now

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