Jim Carrey is Feeling Bad About the Kick-Ass Violence Level
Well, this is too bad, but Jim Carrey is having a change of heart about his upcoming film, Kick-Ass 2.
@JimCarrey: I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he Tweeted Sunday. “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.“
This tweet apperantly upset Kick-Ass comic writer and movie executive producer Mark Millar who responded in this release:
“[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, Scorcese [sic] 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.”
Check out this trailer. This movie actually looks pretty good to me, and I like what I see so far of Jim Carrey's character.
Kick-Ass 2 is scheduled for release on August 16, 2013.