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Adam Nayman’s “Kick-Ass 2: Unpleasantness at Its Worst” Wastes Little Time

In response to Adam Nayman’s 221‑word review of Kick-Ass 2 on Globe and Mail

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Nayman’s “Kick-Ass 2: Unpleasantness at its worst“ is succinctly written and manages to still cover what most other reviews with twice as many words forget to mention.

Your mission if you choose to accept it is to demolish a film in less than three hundred words, and without using the synopsis as a way to take up space. Your tools are a latop, possibly a half drunken can of red bull, and a free screening for the film Kick-Ass 2. This message will self destruct at the conclusion of this review.

This review could be summed up in one statement, “Bring back Matthew Vaughn.” It would appear Jeff Wadlow was the losing combination for this film (plus the myriad of toilet based gags and unflinching meaningless violence) that helped Adam Nayman come to the conclusion that he‘d rather have an anaconda wrapped around his face than watch this film again.

The film left an all around bad taste in his mouth as there is no point throughout Nayman’s review where any part of Kick-Ass 2 is praised.

As short as the review is there is plenty that is praiseworthy about it. The writing is great. Nayman bothers to back up his opinions, and he spoils very little about the film. This gives those willing to give the movie a shot the freedom to “enjoy” it.

Based on Nayman’s write up, those that would dare see the unanimously trounced superhero flick may in fact deserve to lose their money.    

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