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Barely Lethal (2015/Lionsgate Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C+ Film: C+

There are a lot of similarities between Hit Girl's story in Mark Millar's Kick Ass 2 as there are to the protagonist of this film. An unstoppable badass Kid Assassin that has no problem slicing and dicing some thugs but when it comes down to high school drama, there's no feat harder. Featuring an impressive cast including Haliee Stenfield, Sophie Turner, Jessica Alba, and Samuel L. Jackson, it's a wonder that this film didn't find a bigger audience in theaters.

A teenage special ops agent yearning for a normal adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls as an exchange student in a suburban American high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of being a teenager can be more difficult than international espionage.

The Blu-ray presentation is near perfection with a sharp 1080p High Definition transfer and a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 paired with a lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that doesn't disappoint.

Extras include: Deleted Scenes, Back To School: On the Set of Barely Lethal Featurette and an informative Audio Commentary with Director Kyle Newman and Actors Dove Cameron and Thomas Mann. Typical extras for a Blu-ray release but definitely appreciated as of late many studios have been cutting back on bonus materials for smaller films.

Decent film with an excellent presentation and some decent extras, this is a comedy that you don't want to miss if you're a fan of films like Mean Girls or Kick Ass.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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