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Edward Douglas’ “Kick Ass 2” Is a Gem Hidden Inside of a Mess

In response to Edward Douglas’s 889‑word review of Kick-Ass 2 on

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Edward Douglas’ “Kick-Ass 2” loses a few points for its non-cohesiveness in terms of the score given to the film. Other than that the review is a solid read.

You get the impression that Mr. Douglas was a bit torn over Kick-Ass 2. On one hand he openly criticizes many elements off the film that don’t work at all. But then he goes and gives the film a 7 out of 10 rating. That’s a pretty nice score considering that Douglas criticizes the change in directors quite heavily.

Douglas’ criticism can be quite jarring.  He hasn’t removed the beam of tonal shifts from his own eye, a sin he complains of and commits in the same breath.  

On a positive note the writing is largely well done and the presentation, with the exception of the unnecessarily long cast list, is very pleasing to the eye. There are some minor spoilers but nothing will deter the average filmgoer from seeing the movie with an open mind.

Don’t be mistaken here ladies and gents the review is pretty well done overall. As the points that are brought up seem legitimate and the criticisms seem valid. There is just an issue of expectation as far as the way the review sounds versus the actual score that the writer gave the film.    

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