Kick ass 2 postmodern

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  • 1. About the film Kick Ass 2 (2013) is the sequel to the first film Kick Ass (2010). It is an British-American superhero, action comedy based on the comic book of the same name and Hit-Girl, both by Mark Millar and John Romita. The film was written and directed by Jeff Wadlow and co-produced by Matthew Vaughn.

2. Black humour/flattening affect The film is all about killing enemies and fighting crimes. It takes death and puts a humorous twist on it, even though some methods of killing are as gruesome as they get i.e. via decapitating. Even Jim Carrey wanted to distance himself from the film due to its high level of violence. 3. Hybrid of genres The film itself is described as a BritishAmerican superhero, action comedy. This illustrates the mix of genres that are in the film without even watching it. 4. Pastiche/homage The film is based on the comic book with the same name and also the comic Hit Girl which is on the protagonists in the film. It is imitating the comic in a celebratory way via film. 5. Nostalgia Kick Ass/2 both playfully take the mick/ imitate in a humours way other super heros like Batman, Spiderman and Superman. For example, there is a villan named Motherfucker after he killed his mum, and then creates a group of villains whose names start with Mother e.g. Mother Russia. This in turn illustrates how Kick Ass is full of black humour, basically taking pride in death and killing others. Another super hero/villian is called night bitch. 6. Simulacra Jean Baudrillard proposed the theory of simulacra. He proposed that Simulacra are copies that depict things that either had no reality to begin with, or that no longer have an original. Kick Ass/2 is a copy of superhero movies and the superheroes themselves. There are so many Superhero movies made that there is no longer any originality in them. This applys to Kick Ass which has once again recycled the idea of Superheroes fighting villians and saving the world. This portrays that there is no such originality in the media anymore.