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Picture - Iain Glen and Charlotte Emmerson... London United Kingdom, Sunday 30th November 2014

Iain Glen and Charlotte Emmerson - Shots of a host of stars as they took to the red carpet for the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014 which were held at the London Palladium in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th November 2014

Iain Glen and Charlotte Emmerson

Kick-Ass 2 Review


New writer-director Wadlow (Never Back Down) makes one severe misstep with this sequel to Matthew Vaughn's snappy 2010 Kick-Ass: he loses the irony. Now everything is played for goofy laughs and indulgent grisliness. There's no longer any subtext, nothing original in the structure or premise and a clear fear of being politically incorrect. Even so, it's an entertaining romp with a steady stream of funny gags.

After the craziness of the first film, Dave (Taylor-Johnson) has hung up his Kick-Ass costume and is trying to be a regular teen at school, but he's jealous of Mindy (Moretz) secretly carrying on her training as Hit Girl. So he asks her to team up and teach him some new tricks. But when her guardian (Chestnut) finds out, she promises to give up the violence and go back to school. Now Dave has to find a new partner, so he joins a lively team of underground heroes led by the gung-ho Captain Stars and Stripes (Carrey). But Dave's old nemesis Chris (Mintz-Plasse) still wants to avenge his father's death, so he abandons his dodgy heroic alter-ego Red Mist and instead becomes a supervillain called The Mother F**ker, with his own butler-assistant (Leguizamo) and a crew of minions.

Wadlow briskly leaps from one action set-piece to the next, and each scene has a witty sense of humour about it, even if the extreme violence is played for rather glamorised fun rather than the shock-value of the first film. Through everything, the dialog is packed with amusing lines that keep us laughing. And Mindy's parallel plot has its moments as well, throwing her in with the school's mean girls, who clearly don't know who they're messing with. Moretz plays Mindy so well that she makes everyone else feel scruffy and simplistic by comparison. Carrey's muscled meathead is a startlingly against-type role that strangely refuses to go anywhere. But Glen is rivetingly sharp in one key scene.

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Picture - IAIN GLEN, CHARLOTTE EMMERSON London, England, Thursday 10th November 2011

Iain Glen - IAIN GLEN, CHARLOTTE EMMERSON London, England - Chain of Hope's Annual Gala 2011, held at the Natural Hisotry Museum Thursday 10th November 2011

Picture - IAIN GLEN London, England, Thursday 10th November 2011

Iain Glen Thursday 10th November 2011 Chain of Hope's Annual Gala 2011, held at the Natural Hisotry Museum London, England

Picture - Lesley Sharp; Iain Glen, London, England, Monday 7th February 2011

Lesley Sharp and Iain Glen - Lesley Sharp; Iain Glen, London, England - at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards 2011 at the Marriot Hotel - Arrivals Monday 7th February 2011

Lesley Sharp and Iain Glen

Harry Brown Trailer


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