As you may have gathered, I enjoy using the phrase ‘as you may have gathered’. But nevertheless, as you may have gathered, I’m a Kick-Ass fan. Tonight was the QUB Sci-Fi and Fantasy cinema trip to see Kick-Ass 2. I really enjoyed the first film as it was a fresh take on the superhero/comic book movie genre, and went to great detail to paint a fairly realistic picture of an ordinary person trying to take on an extraordinary role. Not only that, but I really like the music too, including a few good original pieces. Definitely a hard act to follow, though the setup was perfect for a sequel. A son wanting to avenge his father’s death, a common back story for villains, but with some interesting twists. Chris D’Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) who became the superhero Red Mist in the first film, takes a rather different turn and on a quest for revenge, becomes The Mother Fucker. His transformation is rather hilarious, going from a pissed off kid to an evil genius who’s power is possessing a lot of money – enough money to hire lots of people to kill others on his behalf.
I’ll have more on this tomorrow, but for now I’m off to play one of my favourite games: Metal Gear Solid 4. I know it is slightly bending the rules of my writing challenge, but due to being slightly busier today, having sat in a general nephrology clinic this afternoon. There were some interesting patients, and I got to hear all the ins and outs of peritoneal dialysis and chronic kidney failure, along with a rare condition called incontinenta pigmenti. I was a bit useless at figuring things out, but it was good to try and get back into the clinical way of thinking. It has been a couple of months since I’ve been finished, and it feels like all my knowledge is seeping away very rapidly.