The upcoming Kick-Ass 2 has gotten a lot of press (good and bad) over Jim Carrey’s denouncement of the film because he considered it too violent. So what does 16-year-old star Chloe Moretz think of Carrey’s denouncement?
Carrey co-stars in ass-kicking role of Col. Stars and Stripes, but pulled his support for the film in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Though Moretz prefaced them with the thought “to each their own,” she had some choice words for opponents of film violence.
Here’s what she told The Sun:
"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. If anything, these movies teach you what not to do."
For just 16 years old, Moretz makes some good points, and did a pretty good job of encapsulating her argument. Of course, bad buzz or not, producer Mark Millar believes Carrey’s move has done a lot more to help the film than hurt it by drawing some attention.
I guess we’ll find out for ourselves when Kick-Ass 2 opens Aug. 16. What do you think of all this violence debate?