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Liam Maguren’s “Review:Kick Ass 2” Lands With Resounding ’Meh’

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Liam Maguren’s “Review: Kick-Ass 2” is well paced, but suffers from a lack of substance and an ambivalent nature.

Maguren wastes no time establishing his ambivalent feelings towards the film. On one hand our critic calls the fight scenes forgettable, and a few sentences down he calls the directors work admirable, which is puzzling and inconsistent. With a review that flies by like this one does, its almost a guarantee that most will come out of this experience on the wrong side of confused.

There isn’t a sense of analysis, Maguren just sort of recalls certain parts of the film and does nothing more. The review is impossibly vague as a result. The lack of score justification doesn’t bode well for the review either. While giving the film three stars, Maguren doesn’t justify this choice in the least.

If a review could be compared to a paint job, then this would be akin to putting a layer of lip gloss over a car. It’s just not substantial enough to give the audience a good read on whether to see the film or not. The writing is mostly funny, but that really can’t save this paper thin analysis from the fail column.    

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