Hit Girl Gets To Work In New Kick-Ass 2 Red Band Clip And Featurette

It's not typical that we have to post NSFW warnings on featurettes, but I suppose that's the cost that a movie pays when one of the main characters is named The Motherfucker. The "Look Inside" video you see below for Kick-Ass 2, which comes to us via IGN, is chock full of bad language and extreme violence, so be sure to find a safe place to watch (away from bosses and children, preferably).

After the Kick-Ass' less-than-stellar opening back in 2010, it looked as though the idea of a Kick-Ass 2 - despite the first movie's positive critical and audience reception - was an impossible dream. And yet here we are now just one weekend away from the sequel's debut in theaters. The marketing machine behind the film has been in full swing for weeks now, beginning back at Comic-Con. Not only did Universal release the full four-minute trailer that was shown during the Hall H presentation in San Diego, since then we've also gotten a new clip featuring Dave (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Mindy (Chloe Moretz) debating which one of them is Batman and which one is Robin.

Not only that, Machinima has posted another new extended clip. Set after Dave has done extensive training with Hit-Girl to try and become a better, stronger, more ass-kicking Kick-Ass, the scene features the hero trying to draw the attention of the local criminal element by dressing like "the whitest pimp ever." Will he live up to his superhero name or will he once again be the butt of Ass-Kick jokes? Watch the scene below and find out.

Watching these new videos it's apparent that director Jeff Wadlow has maintained the extreme level of violence that was seen in Matthew Vaughn's first film, but I must admit that I do have my concerns about the movie pushing it too far. I'll admit that I actually stopped reading Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s comic series when the violence started reaching really sadistic levels, so I'm hoping that they will tone it down a bit for the film. I'm not going to lie and say that movie violence isn't often entertaining, but there is a line between fun violence and serious violence, and it's not great when one is confused for the other.

Kick-Ass 2 co-stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey and will be in theaters next Friday on August 16th.

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