Finally, the Hero Gotham Deserves: New Kick-Ass 2 Trailer
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.
Pajiba Love Express
Here's some Daveed Diggs for you. On Daveed Diggs' digs, actually. That man does things with clothes that should not make sense, but are absolutely perfect. (Go Fug Yourself)
Woody Allen has "so moved on" from his daughter's accusations and says he never even thinks about it. He equates her words about him to a bad review he won't read and comments on how wacky it is that Mia Farrow is his mother-in-law. He is the worst. (Celebitchy)
Not The Worst but still very gross: Leonardo DiCaprio and his
Here are 5 under-the-radar shows. I had never even heard of the first two. (Uproxx)