Jim Carrey disses his new movie

2013-06-24 14:15
Jim Carrey in Kick-Ass 2
Los Angeles - Veteran comedian star Jim Carrey has left the Twitter-sphere reeling as he relinquishes support for his own movie, the sequel to Kick-Ass, which will be coming to SA in July.

Kick-Ass 2 is based on the comic books with the same name, and looks at the lives of a group of vigilantes, headed by teenager Kick-Ass from the previous movie, who use violence to battle violence. Jim Carrey plays Colonel Stars and Stripes, an ex-mafia henchman who turned to vigilantism with his dog Sophia.

The movie's filming ran from 7 September 2012 to 23 November, and the horrific Sandy Hook shooting, where 20 children and six adults were shot down at their school by Adam Lanza, happened on 14 December 2012, just a month after.

It is not yet known what impact this would have on the movie's reception, especially when an actor of Carrey's caliber speaks out against it.

The previous movie did very well, managing to garner a cult-following as well as a 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but was attacked by parents for the fact that an eleven-year-old Hit-Girl, played by Chloe Moretz, was swearing and performing acts of extreme violence.

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