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FILM REVIEW – Kick-Ass 2

By Marty Mulrooney

Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2 is an action-comedy film written and directed by Jeff Wadlow, and co-produced by Matthew Vaughn (who directed the original film Kick-Ass in 2010). Aaron Taylor-Johnson reprises his role as Dave Lizewski, a teenager who fights crime as his superhero alter ego Kick-Ass. After the events of the first film, ordinary citizens have been inspired to become real life ‘superheroes’, but former superhero Red Mist has other plans – to become the world’s first super villain, ‘The Motherfucker’!

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BOOK REVIEW – Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. (Graphic Novel)

By Martin Mulrooney

KickAss2PreludeHitGirl

Kick-Ass 2 Prelude: Hit-Girl sandwiches neatly between Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, offering fans of the comics (and the film adaptations – Kick-Ass and its forthcoming sequel) the chance to get up close and personal with 12-year-old pint-sized warrior of death Mindy McCready. A new mafia don is on the rise, but Mindy’s greatest challenge yet might turn out to be… middle school?!

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BOOK REVIEW – Superior by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Superior

Superior by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Leinil Yu (Secret Invasion) tells the story of 12-year-old Simon Pooni, a young boy with multiple sclerosis who is granted the wish of becoming a superhero by a talking monkey in a spacesuit named Ormon – Alternative Magazine Online kids you not. Simon no longer needs his wheelchair. Not only can he walk again, but he can fly. Of course, there must be a catch… This hardback edition from Titan Books collects issues 1-7 of the bestselling comic mini-series.

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FILM REVIEW – Kick-Ass

By Marty Mulrooney

Kick-Ass-Poster

Kick-Ass is the latest in a long line of superhero flicks to hit the big screen. Based on the recent comic book series by Marvel (the film rights were actually sold before the comic went to print), I knew from the trailers it was going to be pretty insane. So I eagerly took my seat in anticipation of what would hopefully be a fresh spin on this often sadly formulaic genre.

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