Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for writer/director Jeff Wadlow's Kick Ass 2, this time focused on ChloŽ Grace Moretz's Hit Girl. Based on the comicbook of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., the sequel also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the titular hero, Jim Carrey as newcomer Colonel Stars and Stripes, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as returning villain Red Mist and Donald Faison as superhero Doctor Gravity, and opens in U.S. theaters on June 28th.
Official Synopsis: 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 super team 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, though, Red Mist -- reborn as 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 all of them.
"Oh, no! A trailer that shows this movie's going to be about Hit-Girl going through high school! This movie will officially suck because one misleading trailer tricked me into thinking that the movie was going to be boring! It's not like a trailer has ever misled me before, except for that Attack of the Clones trailer that made it look like it was all going to be about Anakin and Padme's love story, when it was barely even in the movie."
Seriously, guys, watch the Red Band Trailer for Kick-Ass 2 if you haven't already seen it and aren't sold on the international trailer. That shows you what the movie's really about.
killermike2178: If that's the way they want to portray it in the trailer, then isn't the fault with them and not me? With this trailer, they're selling it to me as exactly that - Hit-Girl in high school. I will check out the other trailer, but as evidenced above they're doing themselves no favours here.
@Adam_ME: Jim Carrey speaking out in favor of gun control is not going to kill his career, let alone hurt it. When has ever happened to a celebrity? It's not illegal to discuss it. Now, if he got caught doing lines of coke off a dead prostitute's torso, naked, then that would be a completely different story. If you think it was disrespectful of him to ridicule Charlton Heston in that video, who is deceased and can't defend himself, keep this in mind: After the Columbine shootings, the mayor specifically told Heston and the NRA not to show up to have a pro-gun rally while they were in a period of mourning, and what did they do? That's right, they showed up and did it, anyway. Eye for an eye...
Only that information is misleading. All NRA activities were cancelled except the member's meeting, which the association was required by law to follow thru with. And even though you didn't bring it up, I think it should be noted that the meeting had nothing to do with the Columbine shooting, rather it had been planned years in advance.
I'm sorry, since when was this a political rant website again? Go back to the threads at Fascist Old Xenophobes Naughtily Endorsed by Wall Street's website if you want to vent your right-wing vitrol...
Back to talking about the movie, please. Quite frankly, based on the ad campaign, I stayed away from the original Kick-Ass as if it was the plague. I ended up renting it through Netflix only after hearing all of the positive comments about it, and loved it.
I have to agree that the red band trailer generates a more positive feeling about the movie than the international trailer. I'd go to see the film anyway, but I'm a little more enthusiastic about it after seeing the red band. Undoubtedly, Universal is trying differently focused ad campaigns; I don't have a problem with that.