‘Kick-Ass 2’ Starring Jim Carrey is Way Too Violent For Jim Carrey

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Despite the first film being surprisingly violent and the latest being based on a comic with a cover that reads “Sickening violence: just the way you like it,” Jim Carrey is NOT happy with the content of Kick-Ass 2.

Carrey, who plays Colonel Stars and Stripes in the R-rated feature, wrote on Twitter that he “cannot support” certain parts of Kick-Ass 2 after the events at Sandy Hook Elementary.

“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he said. “I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

The writer and co-creator of the comic responded to the comments on his website. From HuffPost:

“As you may know, Jim is a passionate advocate of gun-control and 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 eighteen months ago,” Millar wrote on Millar World. “Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin.”

It is very surprising and strange that Jim would suddenly not be okay with Kick-Ass 2 considering a final draft of the script included gang rape and possible decapitation of man’s best friend.

We won’t know what scenes from the comic made it into the movie until August, but it seems safe to assume that his sudden concern comes from a “neighborhood massacre,” as one Collider commenter put it, where Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s character shoots and kills a group of small children. 

If that scene isn’t in Kick-Ass 2 I [still] have no idea what he’s talking about. I say we focus on taking firearms out of people’s homes instead of off the silver screen.

Before violent movies and video games we blamed popular music and books (like The Catcher In The Rye) based on what certain maniacs (Mark David Chapman and John Hinckley Jr.) had on their shelves.

What are we going to do when only SpongeBob, Monsters University and “E” for Everyone games like Just Dance are legal? Burn books? No. It’s all art and it’s not going anywhere.

Read: Judd Apatow refuses to remove child murder joke from film after shooting

2 thoughts on “‘Kick-Ass 2’ Starring Jim Carrey is Way Too Violent For Jim Carrey

  1. Why did he do this movie? I understand the change of heart, but the script did not change?
    Does not make sense to me. Sounds like a cop out to me.

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