Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By Reuters

'Kick-Ass 2' looks at consequences of vigilante violence

Director Jeff Wadlow says his super-hero sequel 'Kick-Ass 2 is different from the other super-hero films that have ruled box-office this summer


Kick-Ass (© Rex Features)

Los Angeles: After a summer dominated by superheroes fighting evil and winning over audiences at the box office, 'Kick-Ass 2' aims to show the violent underside of being a costumed vigilante.

"The sequel is set up to deal with the consequences," director Jeff Wadlow told Reuters.

'Kick-Ass 2', out in theaters on Friday, is based on Mark Millar's comic-book of the same name and follows the nerdy teenage boy Dave, played by British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, as he becomes real-life superhero Kick-Ass, along with his 15-year-old sidekick Hit Girl, played by Chloe Moretz.

"The superhero movement has spread and people were inspired by Kick-Ass and I wanted to show all the different kinds of consequences these characters doing these things and how it ripples through their life," Wadlow said.

Kick-Ass and Hit Girl, also known as Mindy, dispensed with villainous drug lord Frank D'Amico in the first film and in 'Kick-Ass 2', D'Amico's ruthless son Chris, played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, wages revenge on the masked crusaders with his own team of super-villains.

The sequel, which is rated R like the original movie, has come under fire for its graphic violence and explicit language.

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