Different director means different rules!
Well, I have just watched this much anticipated sequel to the film adaption of Mark Millar's 'Kick-Ass'. I am actually rather disappointed and shocked at the same time. The reasons for my slight dislike, are that this has been butchered ( not just cut). The graphic novel contained some pretty disturbing, but obviously ADULT material, and this has none of it. Even the gore is cut, and still does not have as much as the first. However, there are extremely dark and bothersome concepts to the movie that young teenagers will not pick up on. It makes the movie seem like a kid's film with an abundance of pointless uses of swearing and nasty little secrets hidden within. Overall, this is not a kid's film, and it bothers me that the BBFC gave this a 15. It should be an 18 solely due to some of the themes in the movie. There's a certain nastiness given out throughout the first half. The second half however, is very, very dark, but reasonably entertaining. The dialogue is cheesier than Macaroni & Cheese, with a generous grating of even more cheese on top. Overall,it would have been a lot better had Matthew Vaughn directed it. Quite disappointed to be honest, but let's hope that a director's cut DVD / Blu-Ray comes out.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing