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Kick-Ass 2 Clip Hollow and Uninspired

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | April 22, 2013 | Comments ()


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I have several issues with this new leaked clip from Kick-Ass 2, not the least of which is the fact that something cannot be leaked if all parties involved intentionally release said item. That's actually the exact opposite of the word "leak". Did your coffee leak into your cup this morning? Did the President leak his speech when he gave it? No. Leaks only happen when many Bothans die.

Yes, the English language is a gorgeous chaotic thing, an ever evolving living organism. But just because the language is alive doesn't mean you can grind its thumb into its eye and pretend it's interpretive dance.

Oh and the clip itself, my goodness it's labelled NSFW, those magical words that promise blood and bare bosoms. I know I just get the vapors anytime I see that sinful promise of a video being not-suitable for work. And then the vapors turn to seething disappointment when there is nothing of the sort within the video, nothing but a half glimpsed spray of blood from a wound.

But sir! The refrain always goes. Are you saying that a poor gent being stabbed in the ocular cavity is suitable for a work environment? No, I'm saying that a half second of red spray isn't egregiously more unsuitable for a work environment than the fact that I'm watching a clip from a movie at work in the first place. That NSFW tag is a sacred promise, and a promise broken more often than not in these sad latter days.

Finally, we get to the video itself:

Well that just feels like the painful climactic fight scene that you stumble across in fifteen years on TBS, and struggle to identify which of the series it came from. You watch for five minutes and then flip on, suddenly bored by all the sound and fury that ultimately has neither dramatic nor comedic value.


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  • TheEnforcer

    It was leaked though, that's the problem. Universal and the director confirmed it. No studio would leak an unfinished clip that has temp music, unfinished VFX rough editing and non-final mixing. And it's entirely out of context too.

  • Dragonchild

    "something cannot be leaked if all parties involved intentionally release said item."

    I beg to differ. When I take a leak it's intentional. I'm told that wasn't always the case, though.

  • Justin Kuhn

    looks like a larp.

  • lowercase_ryan

    WAIT A FUCKING SECOND!!!!

    The dog in the other clips is Jim Carrey's dog (or at least we're led to believe it). Also Jim Carrey isn't in this scene. So dude dies before the final battle??

    Did they just spoil their own movie?

  • NoPantsMcLane

    That's what i was thinking as well.

  • lowercase_ryan

    The dude who plays red-mist or whatever his name is in this one is just....not a villain. Not even close to a villain. And Chloe cussing was cute the first 100 times but I fear it's losing it's impact.

    That said I'll still see it.

  • Robert

    Probably NSFW because of the cursing: "asshole," flipping double birds, "shit," "wipe my ass with your face," and "shit-stain." Then there's the eye-gouging, crotch chomping, and lots and lots of violence. I'd say that's pretty NSFW in most environments.

  • Muhnah_Muhnah

    Headphones.

  • Wembley

    Poor Manny Bothans-no one ever gets his name right. It's probably misspelled on his tombstone...

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