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Kick-Ass 2 is a 2013 British-American superhero action-comedy film based on the comic book of the same name and Hit-Girl, both by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., and is the sequel to the 2010 film Kick-Ass, as well as the second installment of the Kick-Ass film series. The film was written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and co-produced by Matthew Vaughn, who directed the first film. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloë Grace Moretz reprise their roles from the first film as Dave Lizewski, Chris D'Amico, and Mindy Macready respectively.
The film was released on 14 August 2013 in the United Kingdom and Ireland and on 16 August in the United States and Canada. Matthew Vaughn's production company, Marv Films, produced the film alongside Universal Pictures.
Dave Lizewski, bored after having retired from fighting crime as Kick-Ass, begins training with Mindy Macready to become a proper hero. Meanwhile, Chris D'Amico accidentally kills his mother, and now with control over his family's money, reinvents himself as supervillain the Motherfucker and swears vengeance on Kick-Ass.
Mindy's guardian, Marcus, discovers she is still fighting crime and makes her promise to give it up. Dave's girlfriend, Katie Deauxma, has noticed Dave behaving strangely and breaks up with him, believing he is cheating on her with Mindy. Kick-Ass joins the superhero team Justice Forever, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes; it includes Battle Guy (Dave's friend, Marty), Dr. Gravity, Insect Man, Night-Bitch, and the parents of a missing child named Tommy. The team starts out working at soup kitchens and patrolling the streets before taking on the larger task of shutting down a brothel. Kick-Ass begins a relationship with Night Bitch, and he and Marty try to get their friend Todd involved with heroics, but instead alienate him by calling his chosen identity, Ass Kicker, a copy of Kick-Ass.
Mindy tries leading a normal life. Brooke, one of the popular girls, suggests Mindy try out for the dance team at school, but when Mindy wows the audience with her audition, Brooke is unhappy. Dave tries to convince Hit-Girl to join Justice Forever, but she refuses, and promptly asks a boy to take her on a date. The date ends up as a cruel prank, leaving Mindy abandoned in the forest to walk home alone. Dave consoles the tearful Mindy and encourages her to beat the mean girls at their own game. The next day, Mindy does so with verbal put-downs and a crowd-control shock baton, resulting in her suspension from school.
The Motherfucker assembles a gang of supervillains and establishes an underground lair. He finds Colonel Stars and Stripes and has Mother Russia, a massive Russian ex-con and former KGB agent, decapitate him before taunting Justice Forever on Twitter. He then tracks down Night-Bitch and attempts to rape her. When police arrive, Mother Russia kills all 10 officers, resulting in a police clampdown on costumed villains and vigilantes. When the police track Dave through his IP address, Dave's protective father claims he, not Dave, is Kick-Ass.
The Motherfucker, unconvinced the real Kick-Ass has been caught, learns from Todd, who had inadvertently joined the Motherfucker's group, that the man identified as being Kick-Ass is actually his father. The Motherfucker has Mr. Lizewski killed in jail and sends a photograph to Dave, revealing his true identity as Chris D'Amico. Grief-stricken, Dave vows to never put on the Kick-Ass costume again, as he had promised his father. At the funeral, the Motherfucker's gang ambushes and kidnap Dave.
Mindy pursues their fleeing van, killing all but one of its occupants, rescuing Dave, and convincing him to confront the Motherfucker. Dave and his superhero friends attack the villain's lair where they are preparing to have Kick-Ass fed to a shark. While Kick-Ass fights the Motherfucker, Hit-Girl struggles against Mother Russia. Hit-Girl tricks Mother Russia into injecting her with a syringe of adrenaline. This gives her the strength to kill Mother Russia with shards of glass. Fighting on a rooftop, the Motherfucker falls through a skylight, but Kick-Ass grabs him. The Motherfucker refuses help and falls, landing in his own shark tank where he is mauled. Justice Forever disbands.
Mindy takes Dave home on her motorcycle and tells him that since she is wanted for murder she is leaving New York. She tells him he is now the superhero the city needs, and kisses him before departing. Dave accepts the responsibility and begins training and upgrading his equipment.
In a post-credits scene, the Motherfucker screams from a hospital bed for water. He shouts that his legs and genitalia were bitten off and is barely able to move.
- Aaron Taylor-Johnson as David Lizewski / Kick-Ass
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Chris D'Amico / The Motherfucker
- Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl
- Jim Carrey as Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes
- Clark Duke as Marty / Battle Guy
- Olga Kurkulina as Katryna Dubrovsky / Mother Russia
- Lindy Booth as Miranda Swedlow / Night-Bitch
- John Leguizamo as Javier
- Morris Chestnut as Detective Marcus Williams
- Garrett M. Brown as Mr. Lizewski
- Claudia Lee as Brooke
- Augustus Prew as Todd Haynes / Ass-Kicker
- Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity
- Daniel Kaluuya as Black Death
- Tom Wu as Genghis Carnage
- Andy Nyman as The Tumor
- Robert Emms as Insect Man
- Steven Mackintosh as Tommy's father / Remembering Tommy
- Monica Dolan as Tommy's mother / Remembering Tommy
- Benedict Wong as Mr. Kim
- Iain Glen as Uncle Ralph D'Amico
- Todd Boyce as Chief of Police
- Yancy Butler as Angie D'Amico
- Lyndsy Fonseca as Katie Deauxma
Additionally, comic book creators Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson's stepdaughter Angelica Jopling make cameo appearances in the film.