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Mark Olsen’s “Kick-Ass 2” Is Relentless and Relevant

In response to Mark Olsen’s 209‑word review of Kick-Ass 2 on Los Angeles Times,0,7182428.story

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The sensational work of Mark Olsen in “Kick-Ass 2” is an uncompromising examination of violence and taste.

Olsen stands firm and strong in the glorious open, and leads hit squad of furious words down the road of cinema with a steady pace, an insatiable amount of vigor and an intellect full of razor-sharp criticism.

The early focus is on the successful laughs and gags of the original film, but Olsen holds no punches in noting that the sequel is less than pleasant and lacking in substance. The biting words chomp down like a crocodile, but back off slowly when discussing the lead character of Chloe Grace Moretz.

Olsen sensibly notes the side-story of the lead, and the importance of a young girl trying to find her way in the world as an adolescent. It’s hard out there for a teenage superhero.

The most remarkable aspect of Mark Olsen’s “Kick-Ass 2” is that he shiningly depicts the fatal flaws of the film, and how an attempt on social commentary can be flawed with insensitive jokes and constant violence, regardless of the genre. Mark Olsen is a brave master of the written word, who can cut down a dead tree with a single swipe of his vigorous prose.     

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