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Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 23:49 Updated 15 weeks ago by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
Stuck in "entry level" corporate jobs, a few short cuts upwards appear in the offing . After a misfire presentation leading to the firing of the quartet of presenters, one takes a corporate card and they have a $1,600 celebration, which leads to extortion.
Who's watching whom and how often jolts this Big Corporation thriller, especially with the Hack My House baby monitoring alarm that has made headlines. The film's producers have hit a cutting edge headline wise, which although "fictional" it postulates how invasive Big Brother and Big Corporations have become.
Meanwhile, there's no bird or planes soaring in "Kick Ass II." Instead, teens grab a costume, don a mask, and grab a baton to help the world by battling bad dudes that law enforcement overlook. Motivations are pure, but the thin line between enforcement and revenge are fostered.
None of these heroes and villains wearing their capes and spandex have been bitten by a radioactive spider, come from a distant planet, have a magic ring, or have been splashed in a vat of chemicals. They are real teens and adults exercising their "duty" to battle bad guys.
Those are two of the four flicks opening this weekend. The others were "The Butler" and "Jobs." We'll have more on "Kick Ass II" and "Paranoia" soon.