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Antonia Quirke’s “Kick-Ass 2” Sparkles With Wit and Humor

In response to Antonia Quirke’s 213‑word review of Kick-Ass 2 on Financial Times 

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/6f4ff5d6-058f-11e3-8ed5-00144feab7de.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Flife-arts_film-television%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#axzz2c3Lrxm5A

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Antonia Quirke’s latest gem, “Film Reviews: Kick-Ass 2, 2 Guns, Planes, When The Dragon Swallowed the Sun, Call Girl, Kuma and Bachelorette”, hooks the reader in from the start and never lets go.  This review will focus only on the Kick-Ass 2 section of Quirke’s piece.

The words of Quirke sparkle from the onset as the witty dialogue explains the controversy surrounding the film and one star’s denouncement of violence. The writing is crisp, sassy and has a sharp way of pointing out the disastrous flaws of pre-production without being nasty and vile. This exemplary piece of work refuses to force-feed the reader, but knows how to convey a insightful commentary.

Antonia Quirke’s sonnet of poor cinema is brief but beautiful, and a fine example of how to connect with one’s audience.  She refuses to linger in the realm of never-ending plot and character descriptions, and is certainly not prepared to ramble on like so much Led Zeppelin.  

This concise and edgy work of art should have a place in a museum, where one can gaze at the contents and let the feeling consume them.  Quirke’s prose gives readers a natural high as she finds a special place all her own, with a unique style and charm.

Reviews:  Kick-Ass 2 will stay with you long after the final word and reminds us all that there is more out there than the plain, boring and useless movie review.    

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