Kick-Ass 2 Reviews: Too Violent For Its Own Good?

by at .  Updated at . Comments

Kick-Ass 2 has found itself in the middle of a bit of controversy. Jim Carrey slammed the film's violence and refused to do any press work leading up to this weekend's release.

Is there too much violence in the film for the average movie-goer? 

Let's see what the critics have to say with these Kick-Ass 2 reviews and then you can compare them to the Paranoia reviews and see which showdown you'd rather check out this weekend!

Kick-Ass 2 Official Poster

"Kick-Ass 2" can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up: a vessel for unhinged vengeance and destruction or a meta-critique of those same impulses. -- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Compared to this lame attempt at storytelling the first Kick-Ass is a masterpiece. -- Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks

Bravo Jim Carrey, bravo. Refusing to promote your work in Kick-Ass 2 is the wisest career move you've ever made. -- Erick Weber, NECN

Writer-director Jeff Wadlow establishes a premise and follows it without compromise, but the trail leads to a very ugly place. In the end, the journey wasn't really worth it. -- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

The savvy wit and inspiration on display in the first film is absent in this dumbed-down, warmed over retread. Consider its ass kicked. -- Adam Graham, Detroit News

"But did we make the world a better place?" they keep asking each other. Kick-Ass 2 sure doesn't. -- David Sexton, This Is London

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Ninja-turtles-9-slash-11-poster

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 9/11 Poster Prompts Backlash

A poster promoting the Australian release of TMNT has created controversy. The unfortunate combo of image and release date has left many demanding that the poster be recalled.
The-hobbit-the-battle-of-the-five-armies-trailer

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Trailer: It's Here!

The first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is here. Sit back and check it out now!
The-hunger-games-mockingjay-trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Trailer: Will You Fight With Us?

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer is here! Get your first look at the blockbuster now.
Ian-wins

2014 Young Hollywood Awards: And the Winners Are...

The winners of the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards are in. Did your favorite show/movie/star pick up any hardware?

Avatar

I need some escape from everyday life anyways. I'll see it despite what the critics say.

Avatar

I don't Care. I'm still going see it.