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Cooper Dips His Toes Meekly Into Negative Assessment With “Kick-Ass 2”

In response to Jackie K. Cooper’s 402‑word review of Kick-Ass 2 on jackiekcooper.com 

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Jackie K. Cooper’s critique of Kick-Ass 2 is barely anything critical at all.“Kick-Ass 2” begins with the starring actors, then a primary opinion of the film, never forgetting to mention whether or not there was a good or bad “message.”

The message doesn’t go anywhere from there. After the first paragraph, Cooper could have essentially saved word space or cyber memory or (most important of all) time if he condensed his analysis.

He spends the next paragraph or so on the plot, which is a basic and uninteresting disclosure of what sounds like the premise of the first five minutes. Then he dips his toes meekly into the pool of negative assessment. Unfortunately, he doesn’t give a reason, an explanation, as to why he is essentially panning a film.

The review actually reads very quickly and easily, but that’s the best thing that can be said in regards to the facade Cooper poses as analysis. He tries to be clever, with moments like *meta-spoiler alert* “It is overkill in the most literal sense of the word,” but he fails as he forgoes any commentary on characterization besides whether or not the protagonists were likable, or discussion about the violence besides expressing his vague disapproval.

Cooper presumably is testing out the water, but poops the party by watching on the sidelines at the water polo of movie criticism. A tepid exercise in redundancy that should is best ignored.    

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