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This year, there have been a lot of movies people have been excited to see from Star Trek to Man of Steel but one on my list is Kick-Ass 2 because I really loved the first one and it’s a great story.
In this second movie, Jim Carrey stars in it as a violent superhero called Colonel Stars and Stripes…unfortunately he says he can no longer support the movie because of the violent shooting in Sandy Hook this past December.
I have read the first graphic novel and The Rev has both and he tells me there is a graphic scene that may or may not be in the movie but it doesn’t mimic what happened at Sandy Hook. So I’m not sure what it is about the movie specifically that made him no longer want to promote it.
Jim tweeted this on Monday: "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."
Comic book writer and executive producer to Kick-Ass 2 Mark Millar says, "[I'm] baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn't in the screenplay 18 months ago," he wrote. "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 …
"Like Jim, I'm horrified by real-life violence (even though I'm Scottish), but Kick-Ass 2 isn't a documentary. No actors were harmed in the making of this production! 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 bodycount 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."
Mark Millar is absolutely right; he knew what kind of movie he was getting into and again, the violence is not even real!
What I want to know is since Jim really can’t support a movie like this; did he give the money back? If not then, he has no room to say anything because he sounds like a hypocrite! Unless he gave the money back, he can spare us his “good conscience” ramblings and contrition’s.
honestly i think this whole thing is just how he is promoting the movie if he didnt want to support it we would have just made one statement and left it at that but by him say these things over and over he is just doing what he is saying he is not. so rockaholics think about that.
You're a d.ink, at least in this case.
Jim had a change of heart. There is nothing wrong with that. He should not be giving any money back either since the director is not cutting Jim out of the movie.
Why would he give his money back? If u decide u want to change jobs do u write a check back to your boss after u already put all your time in? I think not.
If he really feels like he needs to step out of this violent of a film no matter when his views changed, he needs to not do it half assed. Its not like hes gonna take a huge hit giving the money back. He's trashing the people paying him and that makes him a dooooosh
Carrey had a change of heart
This sudden change of heart by Jim can happen all of a sudden. My guess is that with San Diego Comic Con about to happen, Carrey's been doing a lot of soul searching about his work on the film. If he feels the way he feels, he should have every right to do that. Carrey did the work that was asked, so he shouldn't be giving back any of his money. Though if he really wants to send a message, maybe he should donate that salary to the families of the Sandy Hook massacre.
There is no change of heart!
Jims change of heart is a show to cause controversy and generate huge amounts of free advertising and to get everyone talking about the movie. Guess what it worked.
Wait, did the Sandy Hook shooter cite Kick-@ss 2 as the driving force for committing the crime? Oh right, he didn't.
Carrey is just an idiot. He is anti-vaccine, not funny, and now oblivious to work standards.
No matter what, I can't wait to see the flick! -BJ
I do not think he should have to give the money back because he has already put the time and effort into making the movie. If I quit my job I am not going to give back all the money I made there so I don't think he should have to as well.
Give part of his salary back?
I've often heard that most Hollywood salary pays for press. Travel and interviews all over the world from anyone willing to pay to ask a question. If he's calling it a day, then I think the movie studio may be able to file some sort of grievance to get some money back, no?
I've liked a lot of what Jim has done over the years, and he has enough money to really do whatever he wants, but let's hope he gives money back to the studio, and the rest to a fund for Sandy victims (?)
Water under the bridge, then go make the Dumb and Dumber To film the best it can be.