Hit Girl Does Her Thing In Red Band KICK-ASS 2 Trailer

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Hit Girl Does Her Thing In Red Band KICK-ASS 2 Trailer
Remember when Chloe Moretz was the talk of the town? When everybody wanted a piece of the young star and it seemed she was being offered every decent part in her age range and she was treated as a can't miss star in the making? Well, though that was only three years ago those have been three mostly miss years and you'd be forgiven if you'd gone and chalked her up as just another child star who fell off the map as soon as she stopped appearing ... well ... quite so childish.

But here comes the trailer for Kick-Ass 2 to remind us why people were so excited about Moretz in the first place. It was her part as Hit Girl that made her a star in the first place and the real question for you lot out there is whether her return to the character will revive Moretz or just remind us that the joke was funny because Hit Girl's lines were being delivered by a child and with her now three years older that joke is now three years less funny. So you tell me: Does Kick-Ass 2 look like it's going to kick ass?

When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave.  With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy.  Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire--leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own.  With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes.
Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets,  the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad.  But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.

And, oh yes ... Aaron Taylor-Johnson (also off the map), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (also also off the map) and Jim Carrey (making noise like he might be getting back on the map) also star. Check the trailer below.
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BripeiffMarch 13, 2013 2:53 PM

She had a few misfires,but she did have Let me in and Hugo,plus Carrie is coming out soon as well,so i think she is doing just fine .

GuestMarch 13, 2013 4:57 PM

Yes, plus she is signed on to more than a half dozen other projects at the moment, has done music videos, voice work, and was a recurring guest star on "30 Rock." What other teen actor or actress can come close to that resume?

Gopal NatarajanMarch 13, 2013 5:27 PM

Wow, that looks...terrible. When all else fails, just add more!

Todd BrownMarch 13, 2013 8:28 PM

While she's good in those Let Me In was a massive failure financially while most consider Hugo a major under performer as well. She hasn't been in a single hit since the original Kick-Ass, which also didn't really perform until it hit video.

Todd BrownMarch 13, 2013 8:30 PM

Both of the Fannings. Who serve as very useful notes of caution as they followed the exact same arc. Initial buzz, a frenzy of signings, a bunch of underperforming movies and then ... not much. Elle is still in the midst of that curve while Dakota has pretty much dropped off the edge. Chloe is somewhere in between and trending in the same direction if she's not very careful.

FreddyMarch 14, 2013 2:31 AM

Matthew Vaughn's is clearly absent, looks like the film is absent of any stylish direction, looks like it will be entertaining though, but no more than that, besides the green screen look really bad.

GuestMarch 14, 2013 5:34 AM

So you're basing success on whether or not the movie was a hit. She should sign up for some piece of crap that the teens and tweens will flock to then. Perhaps an umpteenth Twilight.

Who, incidentally, is treating her like a "Movie Star"? She's still relatively unknown.

GuestMarch 14, 2013 5:36 AM

Elle Fanning has not done anywhere near the amount of work that Moretz has, and she's just 14. I think you're waving caution flags way too early. Hell, they could all go away for school and return to acting later.

Todd BrownMarch 14, 2013 6:53 AM

There are multiple meanings of success. And when it comes to continued presence in the industry, being in films that turn a profit is an important one, yes. Continually run a loss and people stop casting you no matter whether you're talented or not.

Who's treating her like a movie star? Let Me In did, for one. She was the anchor in terms of marketing and that didn't work out at all. This film is, for another. Carrie is, for another. She's the front and center drawing card in virtually everything she's been in since the original Kick-Ass - with the obvious exception of Hugo - and it hasn't worked at all in terms of drawing an audience, which is what the problem is.

And, as a member of the press I can say for absolute certainty that her own publicists VERY MUCH treat her like some big star and demand that others do so as well, and I would wager her agents have been playing that card as well. Which, again, is what's going to get her into trouble. She'd be much wiser to look for more supporting roles / ensemble pieces in big budget / high profile stuff and balance that out with the occasional lead in smaller films until she has built an established audience. Continually seeking out leads and being pushed into the press and general audience as the key star is ultimately going to be detrimental for her long term at this point. It's a bad strategic move if she wants to have a career five years from now.

Todd BrownMarch 14, 2013 6:55 AM

Elle Fanning has 38 acting credits. She's totally comparable.

derpMarch 14, 2013 2:14 PM

agreed this looks horrible, nothing like the first one. not same actors also always seals the deal for me. no way will i pay to watch this.

Simon de BruynMarch 14, 2013 3:29 PM

"Continually run a loss and people stop casting you no matter whether you're talented or not." Nicole Kidman is the exception to that rule. I've never understood it, but she keeps on chooglin'

Simon de BruynMarch 14, 2013 3:32 PM

Agreed. She should be going the Mae Whitman route

GuestMarch 14, 2013 6:05 PM

Not the same actors? What are you talking about? The three leads are back. The only ones not returning are those whose characters were killed.

GuestMarch 14, 2013 6:48 PM

So she's a failure because Hugo, a film given umpteen awards and nominations and mostly critically acclaimed, "only" made $175M worldwide at the box office?

There was almost no marketing for "Let Me In." It was a small movie with a $20M production budget whose biggest name in terms of recognition was probably Elias Koteas. Both the film and her performance were generally well received by critics. Even Kick-Ass itself was a film that had a tiny budget ($28M) and had a hard time finding backing.

" She's the front and center drawing card in virtually everything she's been in since the original Kick-Ass -"

What are you talking about? Let's see, not for Hugo, or Dark Shadows, or Texas Killing Fields. She was the lead in an independent film most people don't even know exists (Hick) and secondary lead in a small, barely marketed horror flick.

"and it hasn't worked at all in terms of drawing an audience"

And what teen, much less a 12-14 year-old, has ever drawn an audience? Ever? I assume she and her 10 minutes of screen time in Dark Shadows is responsible for that film being a flop too rather than the no-names like Depp, Burton or Pfeiffer.

Moretz does plenty of smaller roles as well as bigger ones. She'll be the daughter in an independent film directed by Tim Robbins, will do animation voice work, and have a cameo in next year's Muppets movie. We can debate whether this is the proper way to go about things, but you can't say she's some lead actress regardless of what her management might think.

GuestMarch 14, 2013 7:01 PM

Again, Elle is 14. Moretz just turned 16. Did you want them to have a trophy case full of Oscars by now? With the exception of the rare film that's sure to draw the kiddies like, say, the Harry Potter franchise, nobody is going to the theater just to see a teen. Quvenzhané Wallis got a nomination which is great for her but the film has made less than $20M worldwide. That's less than "Let Me In" made despite the hype for Wallis' performance.