Jim Carrey Slams Kick-Ass 2 as Too Violent, Producer Defends Project

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Jim Carrey is speaking out about his upcoming film Kick-Ass 2, and not in a good way.

Rather, the star is condemning it for its use of what he feels is excessive violence following the tragic events in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, last year.

“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” the 51-year-old actor tweeted.

“I meant to say my apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

Comic book author Mark Millar, who also executive produced Kick-Ass 2, wrote a blog post following the tweets to express his opinion on the matter:

“As you may know, Jim is a passionate advocate of gun-control," he wrote.

"I respect both his politics and his opinion, but I’m baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn’t in the screenplay 18 months ago."

“Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin."

"A sequel to the picture that gave us HIT-GIRL was always going to have some blood on the floor and this should have been no shock to a guy who enjoyed the first movie so much.”

“Ultimately, it's his decision, but I’ve never bought the notion that violence in fiction leads to violence in real-life any more than Harry Potter casting a spell creates more Boy Wizards in real-life."

"Our job as storytellers is to entertain and our toolbox can’t be sabotaged by curtailing the use of guns in an action-movie,” he concluded.

What do you think? Is Jim off-base? Or is his point about violence in movies something that warrants a broader discussion beyond just Kick-Ass 2?


Yes. Violence IS Real. And, if you believe the characters in this film could make a movie worth seeing,knowing what they're trying to do,without violence---STOP watching films, and seek mental help immediately---because apparently your wiring needs severe tweaking.
I'll try to make this simple for the 'reality impaired': If you fight crime---there is going to be violence. Many criminals ARE Violent. They don't stop what they're doing,just because you tell them to. Movies are about 'Selling the Illusion'. If you try to sell a film about superheroes, and crime fighting,without violence---you're gonna end-up with a piss-poor,movie,that no-one's going to want to see...Because no-one is buying that crock. Just like no-one would've believed the kid who plays 'Kick-Ass' could slap on a costume,and would've won his first fights, merely by doing so. He would have to have real training from somewhere. The first installment was done very well,and had a believable feel to it. Once he teamed up with 'Hit-girl' and 'Big Daddy'(Nick Cage) that is. Trying to make 'Kick-Ass' without violence,would be like trying to make Any hero film without violence---it just won't work. Stop trying to hide violence from kid's anyway. It's a part of life,and they will either see-it, or experience it first hand,if they grow-up at all. And, when they aren't able to cope with it when it happens---YOU (and those who choose the 'hiding method') can take the full blame for handicapping them that way,and not preparing them. I,for one,would rather prepare my sons or daughters for R-E-A-L-I-T-Y,so they can handle themselves,and/or deal with it,instead of blind panic,hysteria or trying to stick-their- heads-in-the-sand,to deny that it exists! #DenialSolvesNothing.
Later all;Hollywood---Out...
PS: I fully intend to see and enjoy this film,despite Jim Carrey's involvement and comments,or anyone elses...Hollywood.


The directors logivc is flawed. First, wizards don't exist, violence does. Poor comparison. Second, it is indisputable that what you see does influence behavior. He believes this as he is spending time and money to advertise his film in the hopes of influencing people to see it. Advertisers spend billions a year because what people see does influence them. They wouldn't spend it if it didn't work. But supposedly violence is a special category that doesn't follow this pattern? I applaud Mr. Carrey's decsion, but words are cheap. Will Mr. Carrey still profit from the movie?


Jim doesn't like criminals.
........WHO DOES?

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