A new restricted international trailer for Kick-Ass 2 has arrived that shifts focus from Aaron Taylor-Johnson's titular green-spandex-sporter to Chloë Grace Moretz's Hit-Girl as the fledgling femme-fatale gives the old college try...of adjusting to life in high school.
Otherwise known as Mindy Macready, she was raised from birth by her vigilante father, Damon (played by Nicolas Cage in the first film) to follow in his criminal-killing footsteps. Mindy's brief attempt to live a normal life, going to school and trying out for the cheerleading squad seems to leave her flat on the count of it not including activities allowing her reap the blood of the wicked with extreme prejudice. (Which is way more exciting than glee club.) If this school happens to have any "mean girls," then it's only a matter of time before one of them makes the horrific mistake of telling her that a black cape makes her look fat and may soon be adding "reconstructive plastic surgery" to their lists of activities.
The film's overall plot, which was covered sufficiently in the debut trailer, is also revisited, showing Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl's recruitment into a group of journeyman vigilantes lead by Jim Carrey's Colonel Stars and Stripes, as well as Christopher Mintz-Plasse's revenge-seeking Chris D'Amico recruiting an evil team of his own, while becoming the world's first legitimate supervillain called The Motherf**ker.
Kick-Ass 2 redefines the meaning of "school spirit" with indiscriminately violent shots to the genitals of both genders when it hits theaters on August 16. Check out the new trailer (which, again, is restricted and full of naughty words), accompanied by a new Hit-Girl character poster. It's all just below!
WARNING: Bad Language.