Stupid jet pack ending aside, I rather liked the first Kick-Ass. Not only was it very violent and funny, but it seemed aware of how ridiculous a lot of it was and just rolled with it.
The sequel manages to shed all of the wit and charm of the original, replaced with a bland main performance, an over reliance on Hit-Girl and one poorly judged sexual gag.
If I didn’t feel so apathetic towards this film I’d be really annoyed by how rubbish it is. ‘Escalation’ as a theme has been handled well elsewhere. Kick-Ass 2 doesn’t manage it at all.