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It took a half-hour or so for me to get over my comic bias and accept Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass for what it was: the violent, expletive-laden stepchild of a really solid vigilante tale, and a pretty exciting ride through and through, especially since it contained one of Nic Cage’s most legitimately enjoyable roles of the past decade. And honestly, I’m pretty sure the above clip from Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2, courtesy of Movieweb, got me just as excited as anything from that first film. The fact that it brings to mind Kinka Usher’s Mystery Men may have something to do with it.

Ten eye gouges full of kudos to Universal for dropping a clip that seems to be at a highly pivotal point in the movie, with Dave “Kick-Ass” Lzewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Mindy “Hit-Girl” Macready (Chloë Grace Moretz) fearlessly standing in front of a veritable army of darkly-clothed villains – including lead of course by Chris “The Mother Fucker” D’Amico, as well as the beefy Mother Russia (Olga Kurkulina). And then the tides turn as a horde of good guys waltz in, ready for battle. Most of them, anyway.

“Avengers Assemble, asshole.”

They’re called Justice Forever. And their front line includes Night Bitch (Lindy Booth), Doctor Gravity (Donald Faison), Insect Man (Robert Emms) and Battle Guy (Clark Duke). Shit begins to get epic starting with a dog’s bite to the genitalia, and an all-out war begins to rage – including a good old fashioned face stabbing.

Kick-Ass 2 can be seen in full on August 16, and will probably be releasing a few more trailers and clips in the months to come. Why are they hiding Jim Carrey? See him and more in the below red-band trailer.

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