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Cath Clarke’s “Kick-Ass 2” Is a See-Saw of Rights and Wrongs

In response to Cath Clarke’s 358‑word review of Kick-Ass 2 on Time Out

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Cath Clarke’s “Kick-Ass 2” is a see-saw of thoughts. It is a tennis match of words. Up and down, back and forth. This review is like the aftermath of a thought massacre. Flip-flopping from this movie and its predecessor is tiresome. Jumping from the movie to the “real world” of its stories in the press is disjointed.

Clarke chooses to censor certain profanities yet not others. Its an inconsistent approach that exemplifies the biggest issue with this review. Only half-committing to an edgy approach is a surefire way to end up with a boring and humorless final product.

Clarke gives a good word on one of the characters, only to cut it down almost immediately. Complaining about what doesn’t work in a movie is fine. Yet Clarke, once again, addresses an issue that she compares to the first film. I doubt it was her intention, but she comes off as a bit hypocritical.

Is she unsure of what she wants to say? Doubtful. Her job is to write, after all. So I’m sure she “gets” it, right? Unclear.

This review is too all over the place to find any sort of stable ground. This makes for an rather unenjoyable review that is sure to please very few.    

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