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Finally, the Hero Gotham Deserves: New Kick-Ass 2 Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | March 28, 2013 | Comments ()


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The first Kick-Ass (really, a hyphen? I always assumed that was one word, but then I failed grammar in high school, so I'm clearly not qualified to operate the English language in public), was at its absolute best when Hit Girl (but not Hit-Girl? You're killing me English, you're killing me like Smalls) was front and center. The new trailer for the sequel is out and for this trailer at least it seems to be focusing on Chloe Moretz's character. So if that holds out, we'll be seeing whether the gimmick can support the franchise.

Here's the trailer:

I'm of two thoughts. First of all, I love the concept of Hit Girl being as terrified and awkward in high school as anyone else. The character can work as a gimmick when it's one note, but in order to really shine it needs that tension between the two sides of her character. The hero and the fifteen year old.

But the flip side of that is that the hero side can't negate the hell scape (or is it hellscape? Hell-scape? I'm-seeing-fucking-hyphens-fucking-everywhere) that makes high school what it is. Yeah it's just for effect in the trailer, but what should happen when she busts out Hit Girl in front of the crowd of teenage girls is derision. Because they're evil. Because every fifteen year old is evil when you throw enough of them in a group. Done right, it could feel a lot like some of the first couple seasons of Buffy. And that's a good thing.



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  • Dragonchild

    SLW, teenage girls are both too clever and cowardly to openly show derision to someone capable of tearing them apart in a fight. They'll enthusiastically applaud her performance in public like good little girls, then make transsexual jokes behind her back in an attempt to keep guys away from her.

  • Pajiba is anything but the public. Abuse those hyphens as much as you want.

  • Afferbeck

    Looks like Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) has actually been lifting

  • Green Lantern

    I'm glad someone else noticed that. Yes, he's looking unusually buff, but that's probably nothing a wannabe-superhero wouldn't do anyway.

  • bewegung951

    Creatine. Doing away with lean muscle, and making hulk-boys since 1992.

  • Wormer

    I'm-seeing-fucking-hyphens-fucking-everywhere-now-too

  • Marc Greene

    If the movie is anything like the Kick-Ass 2 comic book, Mindy's solution to Mean Girls is comedy gold...

  • FrayedMachine

    Every time I see something about this movie I get more and more excite eeeeeee

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