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Kirkland’s “Kick-Ass 2 Ultra-Violent and Tiresome” Focuses on the Content Rather Than the Film

In response to Bruce Kirkland’s 507‑word review of Kick-Ass 2 on Jam! Movies 

http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/Reviews/K/KickAss_2/2013/08/15/21049061.html?cid=rssentertainment

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Who decided it was a good idea for the Pope to review Kick Ass 2? Clearly, his holiness would no more approve of this scatological violence-fest, then he would be for skipping Easter service. Wait, a minute this is a film critic by the name of Bruce Kirkland, sorry about that. However it should be worth noting that Kirkland’s review, “Kick-Ass 2 ultra-violent and tiresome”, will comes off as overly paternal and too preachy for most.

The fact that he spends so much of the “review” focusing on the moral aspects of the film completely derail the review. He doesn’t ever get to the part about whether or not the story, cinematography, or even performances are worth witnessing.

Those interested in the film are bound to already understand that it is excessively violent. The fact is, many graphically violent films are excellent and can be evaluated on criteria that extend beyond their content. In fact, Mr. Kirkland gave Django Unchained an A+. This solidifies the suspicion that this review is an opportunity missed. Clearly Kirkland is not opposed to all violent content, and he should have expounded on what made this specific content so odious to him.

Somebody hand this gentleman a tissue, his delicate sensibilities have clearly been compromised. The MPAA already did their job so that critics don’t have to. Oh, yes, don’t bother reading this review unless you feel like being lectured about violence and blah, blah, blah.    

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