Kick-Ass 2 [2013] [R] - 7.7.9

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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In this sequel several NYC citizens don superhero costumes and begin crime fighting activities: Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey) and his team ask Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) to join them while Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moret) returns to active duty when Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) resurfaces as a psychotic super villain with plans to form a murderous army. Also with Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison, Lindy Booth, Claudia Lee, Clark Duke and John Leguizamo. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. [1:43]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A teen boy attempts to rape a woman, but unzips his pants and looks surprised at his apparently lost erection; he then turns his back and we see arm motions of masturbation, but he cannot achieve an erection and becomes angry. A teen boy sits on his bed while masturbating (below the frame) and we hear the noise of the action; his father enters the room and the boy shouts for him to leave him alone.
 A man and a woman, dressed as super heroes, agree to have sex in a bathroom stall with their masks still on; the camera shows the door closed and pants down around their ankles and sex is implied; another scene shows the two going into a broom closet (sex is also implied).
 Two women in a hot tub are shown nude from the waist up, revealing large breasts, bare abdomens, shoulders and arms; they are with a man who is also bare-chested. Two pole dancers dressed in black patent leather in a club writhe sexually; one wears a bra and tiny short skirt and the other has a glittery bra, G-string and thigh-high stockings (both reveal cleavage, abdomens and thighs). A tall, muscular woman wears a bikini that reveals cleavage, abdomen and thighs above thigh high stockings and boots; she smiles as she watches female pole dancers. Teen girls wear tight tank tops and short shorts or form-fitting tights for a dance audition; one girl writhes sexually for two minutes for her audition and later the girls wear short skirts that end at the upper to mid-thigh. A teen girl wears dresses in two scenes that end at the upper thigh. A teen boy is shirtless while exercising in several scenes; in one scene, a 15-year-old girl gasps at his muscles. A female super hero wears a shiny bra that reveals a lot of cleavage and her bare abdomen along with form-fitting tights. Four teen girls wear kimonos that reveal their bras, cleavage and their thighs.
 A ten boy rummages around in his mother's bondage costume and makes a super villain costume for himself; we see him take sex toys that include a riding whip and a leather strap with four wooden balls along its length.
 Four teen girls watch a DVD and stare, agape and with wide eyes as we see a teen boy remove his shirt and pour a bottle of water over his chest and abdomen; one girl watching gasps. A teen boy takes a girl on a date, but abandons her in the woods (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A gay teen super hero wears no mask, explaining that a mask would put him back in the closet. An older man says that as long as a gay teen's heart is in the right place, he doesn't care what the boy puts in his mouth. A man says to a teen boy, "Initiation. Turn around and I'll unzip you; just joking!" A teen boy tells another teen boy that his penis shows through his tights ("frog eye," "male camel toe"). A mean girl tells a new high school student that she should make a sex tape; the girl just stares.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A teenager visits his uncle in prison and while inside, a thug slits the throat of the boy's bodyguard (we hear gurgling and see blood).
 A woman takes a machete and runs a super hero through; the bloody knife blade comes out the front and the back and she cleans it off on his uniform before he falls dead; as he falls, she catches his head and slices it off below the frame. A woman stops five police cruisers in a row, killing all 10 police officers inside; she tosses them through shattering windshield, shoots them, breaks necks, and beats them with a metal bar.
 A teen boy wears a pimp costume to attract four thugs, who follow him into an alley where he beats up all four until they bring out metal bars and beat him to the ground (we see his face bruised and bloody); a teen girl super hero appears and subdues all the thugs by knocking out three of them, then beats the fourth to the ground and cuts off his right hand with a saber (blood gushes as if from a fire hose as he screams) and then says that's how Arabs handle thieves. A teen boy super hero fights two thugs in a street: they pull out rebar pieces and beat him to the ground; another man, dressed as a super hero, uses a ball bat on the two thugs and beats them away to end the fight.
 A showdown of superheroes and villains in a warehouse club pits 100 people on each side; the extended fight scene features spears, knives, swords, punches, kicks, neck breaks, splintered glass and jumping from staircases and many people suffer bloody noses and mouths with some men and women receiving cuts on the arms and bleeding; a few men are knocked unconscious by a woman with a brick in her purse, a man swings a ball bat with many long spikes and drives several thugs away, a woman bites a girl on the calf and then she sticks a hypodermic into her body, and a teen girl stabs dozens of wide glass shards into a woman's body and knocks her down and then breaks her neck; a man vomits all over the floor, and a teen boy villain says that he will be an "evil Jesus" and falls into a shark tank that bubbles and turns red with blood (presumably killing him).
 Super heroes burst into a Chinese gang's poker game, beat up the gangsters, use a taser on one man, and then release teen girls that had been held as prostitutes; a German shepherd chews on one gangster's groin as the man shouts in pain and the heroes break up furniture in the room and leave. A teen boy is kidnapped by five gangsters and a fight ensues in a flower van as a teen girl appears on the roof with a handgun; men are thrown off the van roof and out the van's back door, crashing through car windshields on a highway while gunfire goes through the roof (the girl rolls off and hangs onto the van door), and a man is dragged a short distance; the driver shoots at the girl and misses, she takes his gun away and makes him pull over and then calls the police to come get the driver and we see the teen boy's face and white shirt covered with blood spatter.
 A man goes to jail and is killed by thugs while inside; we see a wide black leather belt placed around his neck to choke him as he screams and is beaten with blood spurting out and around his mouth and neck; we hear that he died and we see a short funeral where thugs show up and shoot bystanders and police officers, who fall (we see a little blood).
 A teen boy becomes angry with his mother over the death of his father years before; the boy pounds on a sun tanning bed enclosing his mother, it short-circuits with sparks and the power in the room goes out after the woman is electrocuted (we see one of her arms hangs out of the bed limply). A male teen villain wearing a black patent leather jacket and pants, chains and feathers points a gun at a convenience store clerk, makes an old man lie on the floor, and shoots out the street door, but the recoil hits him in the face and he screams; then he shoots out all of the glass doors of a wall full of beer coolers and beer gushes onto the floor.
 A teen girl fires a small and a large handgun at a teen boy wearing a bulletproof vest; the boy shouts and falls down three times, but is not wounded. A teen girl slaps her boyfriend in the face for talking to another girl. Another teen girl slaps another teen boy in the face during an argument. A teen girl imagines herself fighting three ninjas and knocking out all three. A teen boy captures and slaps a woman and we see her in a hospital bed, bruised and scraped around the face (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A teen boy in a boxing ring is beaten and his face left very bloody by a man in his 30s. A teen boy and a teen girl exercise and practice karate punches and takedowns in a weapons room also used for a gym; the boy's face becomes reddened and bruised before he begins to practice punching on a heavy bag (rifles and handguns line the walls). A man is shown in a hospital bed, bandaged from head to toe in bloody gauze and shouting that he cannot reach his water glass.
 A military super hero trains his dog to attack the groin of villains by having it attack large sausages and eat them. A mother that becomes a super hero uses a brick in her purse to make a weapon and she pounds it loudly on a table to show it is strong. A man in a business suit on a sidewalk chases a purse-snatcher, running off screen.
 A guardian argues continually with his foster daughter, demanding that she stop acting as a superhero at night causing her to cry several times, but she agrees and says, "Cross my heart and hope to die" (she goes out anyway). Parents and children argue loudly several times, as do teen boys with their teen girlfriends. Snobbish girls belittle and threaten other girls in high school. We hear that a female villain killed and ate her cellmate in prison. A teen girl tells a friend that she killed seven criminals with a police officer's handgun and then leaves the city on a loud motorcycle to start a new life alone. A teen girl is forced to put a dollar for every swear word she says into a "swear jar"; she fills it up, then fills a large coffee mug with dollars as well and later a hero's group leader tells them to stop cursing because it makes them similar to the villains. A 15-year-old girl says she can kill a man. We hear a teen boy shout several times that he wants to kill another male teenager. A teen girl says, "People are going to die tonight." A super hero tries to save a villain after a fight, but the villain says he would rather die; the hero calls, "Life is not a comic book. When you die, you can't come back." A couple at a hero's meeting explains that their small son was stolen. A woman says that her sister was murdered and left in a dumpster. A man says that his dad was killed with a bazooka. An older man describes how he became tired of dealing with gangsters and war and how he hates child sex traffickers and perverts.
 Dozens of average citizens take on violently-named secret personas as crime fighters and criminals; e.g. Night Bitch, Ass Kicker, Black Death, Captain Battle, The Tumor, Mean Girl, Bad Ass Warrior, Genghis Carnage and Mother F*cker. A teen boy buys the services of several thugs to act as super villains. Police round up all citizens wearing masks and jail them.
 A group of snobbish girls lures another girl to the woods at night and leaves her stranded there; she threatens to cut out their tongues later, but instead takes a vomiting machine to school and touches three girls causing them to vomit gallons of material; the third girl has diarrhea that we see clearly, like a fire hose gushing onto the floor of the cafeteria. A vomit machine is used on a gangster and it makes him vomit (he falls below the frame and we hear diarrhea and flatulence).

PROFANITY 9 - About 47 F-words and its derivatives, 10 sexual references, 3 scatological term, 54 anatomical terms, 37 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, idiots, crazy, faggot, gay, loser, punk, boneheads, Pants on Fire, pervert, bottom dwellers, Night Whore, knob gobbler, puke face, little girl, sad sack, whores, lunatic, freaks), stereotypical references to heroes, villains, vigilantes, gangsters, police departments, teenagers, parents, Chinese, Jews, Arabs, Russians, Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, Goths, exclamations (shut-up), 2 religious profanities (GD), 16 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh my God, Oh God, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Christ, For Christ's sake). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A father accuses his teen son of using recreational drugs twice and the boy denies it, and a teen girl and a teen boy take hypodermics filled with super-adrenalin with them to a fight. Two women in a hot tub drink martinis (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details), a large glass coffee table is covered with bottles of liquor, a woman takes a picture of alcoholic drinks but does not drink, a teen boy takes a girl to a keg party (there is no party and she walks home), and a warehouse sized bar and club has shelves covered with bottles of alcohol and a bottle of alcohol sits on a glass coffee table in front of the bar (no one drinks). A man smokes a cigarette on the steps of a house.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Vigilantes, superheroes and supervillains, murder, child sex trafficking, justice, revenge, responsibility, family, friends, courage.

MESSAGE - We need courageous people who will help others in daily life, rather than costumed superheroes.

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