The Word: Jim Carrey condemns violence in his own film ‘Kick-Ass 2′

Jim Carrey, with hair, plays a Criss Angel-esque magician in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" Credit: Ben Glass
Jim Carrey, with hair, plays a Criss Angel-esque magician in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”
Credit: Ben Glass

Jim Carrey has a problem with the amount of violence in Hollywood movies. Specifically, his own.

“I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he tweeted Sunday. “I meant to say my apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

“Kick-Ass 2″ producer Mark Millar responded on his blog, expressing his shock at Jim’s change of heart. “As you may know, Jim is a passionate advocate of gun-control and I respect both his politics and his opinion, but I’m baffled by this sudden announcement as nothing seen in this picture wasn’t in the screenplay eighteen months ago. Yes, the body-count is very high, but a movie called Kick-Ass 2 really has to do what it says on the tin,” he wrote.

Hmm, they both make excellent points! Better settle this with a fight to the death.

Jim recently spoke to Metro about his mixed feelings about Las Vegas, where his recent film “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” was set. One other thing he doesn’t like is all the filtered air.

“I like being on the street in Vegas. I have trouble in the room,” he says. “Nobody puts a window in that you can crack. I just get drier and drier. By day three, I’m beef jerky. I have crazy dreams here. Last night I had a dream that I had been shrunk down to the size of an insect, and I was swallowed by a hungry giant and I went though his esophagus and into his stomach, and I was burned by his juices. By the time I got to the lower intestines, I wasn’t anything that I could recognize. Then the fella took everything that I had, and I woke up at that point at the cashier at Bally’s begging for another line of credit. I don’t know if it was the Ambien or I have a gambling problem. If someone could give me $500, I swear I’m good for it. Seriously.”


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