"Kick-Ass 2". Actors who starred in the new adventures of Ubiwashka and her friends
The sequel to the comedy action "Kick-Ass 2" (Kick-Ass 2) was created on the basis of the comic of the same name. In general, the project is a teenage crime comedy about reals - volunteers taking to the streets, in order to somehow affect the depressing reality. Such characters were played by actors involved in the production of Kick-Ass 2.
Similarities and differences
In 2008, the director Englishman Matthew Vaughn, creating an independent film screening of the Kick-Ass comic strip, used several effective trumps in the form of truly sadistic violence, reckless black humor and 11-year-old superheroine Ubihashki, who actively used offensive language and crunched villains. These components provided the cinema with the love of the audience and an impressive amount of rental fees. After the premiere, Chloe Grace Moretz became one of the most sought-after Hollywood stars, and Vaughn took the director's chair in X-Men.Due to the fact that the British director was busy with the vicissitudes of the mutants, the directorial chair of the sequel “Kick-Ass 2” was given to Jeff Wadlow, the creator of such films as “Never Give Up” and “Lone Wolf”. Wadlow turned out to be a beautiful, extreme, dynamic, but unfortunately weak sequel to the original, which became a cult picture. Even the actors invited to “Kick-Ass 2” did not save the film.
Despite the fact that in the cinema “Kick-Ass 2” the actors and roles were selected after agreement with the director, the director of the sequel was largely overwhelmed by excessive reliance on young and not quite charismatic performers. In the original tape, Mark Strong and Nicholas Cage helped the novice talents, while in the Wadlow project, only Jim Carrey adorned individual scenes with his presence. The actor embodied on the screen of Colonel America, replacing in the life of Ubyvashki deceased dad - Cage. This character in the inimitable and elegant performance of the unique Jim Carrey (“Mask”, “Bruce Almighty”, “Ace Ventura”) has very little screen time - 7 minutes and 45 seconds. At a time when the film was in production, Kerry himself acquired props to appear on the screen as his comic character.And most of the hero's successful phrases are the result of improvising the performer. The actors of the “Kick-Ass 2” movie, even the leading actors, could not in the skill with the legendary person.
Matured Chloe Grace Moretz (“Let Me In”, “Dark Shadows”, “The 5th Wave”), who performed the role of Ubiwashki for the second time, does an excellent job with her task. Although her 15-year-old heroine is not as impressive as an 11-year-old. And may her fights be put not so excellently, and the swearing does not make the character so funny, yet the girl's attempts to fit into the new school team evoke the interest and smile of the audience.
The performer of the role of Dave Lizevsky, that is, Pipts, Aaron Johnson (“The Illusionist,” “Chat,” “The Avengers: Era of Ultron”) - did not bring anything new to the image of his hero. But during the time between the shooting of the original tape and the sequel, he managed to marry Sam-Taylor Wood and give birth to two daughters. During the preparation for the shooting of the film “Kick-Ass 2”, the actors underwent intensive training, and Aaron Johnson, who had to gain 15 pounds of muscle mass, was no exception.
He was unable to adequately replace the charismatic villain Frank D'Amico, who was brilliantly played in the first part by Mark Strong, his screen offspring Matherfaker performed by Christopher Mintz-Plass (Superperson, Adult Surprise). The character is both pathetic and funny. To remedy the situation, the creators introduced another negative hero - a comical Russian criminal, a bodybuilder in a scarlet swimsuit with a sickle and a hammer on his chest - Mother Russia (Maza Rush). This image was embodied on the screen by a 40-year-old Israeli Russian-speaking athlete Olga Kurkulina, who until then had never acted in a movie. Her character is the most stereotypical character in American cinema since the days of “Red Heat” and “Rocky 4”. Her debut in the project "Kick-Ass 2" American actors, smiling skeptically, did not position as a breakthrough in Hollywood.