We’ve been waiting to hear what the rest of the Kick-Ass 2 cast would have to say about the movie’s violence ever since co-star Jim Carrey publicly denounced its level of violence seemingly unprompted. With the movie set to open next week, Hit-Girl herself—well, Chloe Moretz—has finally responded to Carrey’s remarks and with apparent frustration. The Wrap reports Moretz essentially told the U.K. Sun she thinks it’s ludicrous to assume violent movies cause real-life violence. She says:
The sixteen-year-old actress’s last statement might be a bit of an overreach, but you see her point. People go into a movie knowing it’s fiction, and for the vast majority of us onscreen violence is not something that inspires us to commit real-life assaults or murders. Still, this appears to be the very thing Carrey, an outspoken gun control advocate, fears.
In late June, the comedian who plays the literally ball-busting vigilante Colonel Stars and Stripes in the sequel to the decidedly violent R-rated Kick-Ass surprised just about everyone when he shared the following thoughts on Twitter:
Millar has never been known for his eloquence or subtlety. But beyond promising fans of the first film even more mayhem, he previously pointed out that the first film—and he assures the second—don’t only show gory violence, but also their repercussions. This is part of what made Kick-Ass so affecting. Its hero is not invulnerable; he’s a brave kid with a superhuman fearlessness. He could die. Hit-Girl nearly dies, and then has to watch her father die. In Kick-Ass 2, the death of Chris D’Amico’s father inspires him to new heights of villainy. How well this plays out in the second film will be seen when Kick-Ass 2 opens on August 16th.
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