It’s taken a while, but it seems that one of the cast has finally responded to Jim Carrey’s public denouncement of the film ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and it’s none other than Hit Girl herself, Chloe Grace Moretz.
In June, Jim Carrey took to Twitter to basically disavow his involvement in the film ‘Kick-Ass 2’ tweeting “I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to… others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.” With the movie opening this weekend, the rest of the cast has had to work extra hard to promote it without Carrey’s involvement.
Despite his comments, Moretz recently spoke to the UK Sun in support of the film:
“It’s a movie. If you are going to believe and be affected by an action film, you shouldn’t go to see ‘Pocahontas’ because you are going to think you are a Disney princess. If you are that easily swayed, you might see ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ and think you are a serial killer. It’s a movie and it’s fake, and I’ve known that since I was a kid … I don’t want to run around trying to kill people and cuss (in real life). If anything, these movies teach you what not to do.”
She does make a point as most people who do watch movies that contain violence don’t find it as an incentive to go and commit real-life assaults or murders. However, there are a few who don’t see it that way as seen by the shooting that occurred at a Colorado movie theater during a midnight screening for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, and that’s what concerns Carrey.
Mark Millar, the writer of the ‘Kick-Ass’ comic books, on which the films are based, went further, stating, “People keep saying to me, ‘Are you pissed off at Jim Carrey?’ No, I’m delighted with Jim Carrey, this is amazing. For your main actor to publicly say, ‘This movie is too violent for me’ is like saying, ‘This porno has too much nudity. We’ll have to go and see this now.'”
Considering it was controversy that helped ‘Kick-Ass’ get a sequel (if you recall, the first film drew huge criticisms and debates with the use of the “c” word by Hit Girl bringing more people to see the film just to hear her say it), it’s not a huge leap to think that the Carrey controversy will help ‘Kick-Ass 2’ at the box office.
Surprisingly, Carrey portrays Colonel Stars and Stripes, a vigilante who is reluctant to fire a gun and uses an attack dog that bites the genitals of evil-doers in the film.
What do you think? Do you feel that movies have gotten too violent? Is Carrey right in taking a stand? Or does his outburst make you want to see ‘Kick-Ass 2’ even more? Comment below!
‘Kick-Ass 2’ stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Yancy Butler, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey and John Leguizamo and opens in theaters on August 16.