Jim Carrey Slams “Kick-Ass 2” Violence
He’s a well-known proponent for new gun control legislation, and Jim Carrey just spoke out against the violence in his upcoming film “Kick-Ass 2.”
The “Liar Liar” actor seemed to have a problem with all the killing in the flick, especially in light of the Sandy Hook shootings last year.
Jim tweeted, “I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. 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.”
Following Carrey’s comments, “Kick-Ass” comics writer Mark Millar fired back- “[I'm] baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn’t in the screenplay eighteen 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… This is fiction and like Tarantino and Peckinpah, Scorsese and Eastwood, John Boorman, Oliver Stone and Chan-Wook Park, Kick-Ass avoids the usual bloodless body-count of most big summer pictures and focuses instead of the CONSEQUENCES of violence… Our job as storytellers is to entertain and our toolbox can’t be sabotaged by curtailing the use of guns in an action-movie.”