Posts Tagged ‘superhero’

(grumplet) Up, Up and Straight Up My Ass: Kick-Ass

May 5, 2010

REMEMBUH ME?

There comes a point in every genre where¬†straightforward explorations of the genre’s tropes and variations¬†are abandoned and you enter a period of deconstruction. Look at the difference between something like classic Golden or Silver Age Superman and Alan Moore’s Watchmen. One’s a simple, honest story and the other’s a story about stories that came before it, perfectly post-modern. It’s taken until now for big screen comic book adaptations to reach the same level of self-awareness and post-modern snark that modern comics have been, and the result is the recent Kick-Ass. But why should you care?

Dual-wielding dildoes

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