I don’t really have a problem with Jim Carrey, or his politics. In fact, I think it’s admirable that he’s willing to stand up for what he believes in, even if it’s something that might backfire on him.
What I don’t get however is why he waited until now to make his declaration. The movie has been done for a while now and by Jim’s own admission, he did the film “a month” before the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Also, as Mark Millar points out, “nothing seen in this picture wasn’t in the screenplay eighteen months ago.”
I’m not a person that believes that fictional violence in movies or video games is a direct cause of real-life violence. I respect Jim Carrey for standing up for what he believes in, but he should have done so sooner. Not waited until the movie was a few weeks away from release. If anything, I’d think that Carrey doing press and publicity would give him a chance to get his message out there even more, but then again maybe that would end up hurting the movie more than what’s happening now.
In the end, it’s a strange situation and only time will tell if it ends up being a huge help or a huge hinderance to the box office totals of Kick-Ass 2.
Today’s page comes to us from Ilias Kyriazis:
Ilias Kyriazis was born in 1978 in Athens, Greece. He has been working there as a full-time comic writer/artist since 2001. His american comics include: the graphic novel Falling For Lionheart and the mini-series Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression and Galaxy Quest: Global Warning for IDW. He has also worked on the Lulu nominated webcomic Melody for DC/Zuda, the short story Jared for Dark Horse Presents and the minicomics The Iliad In Sixteen Pages and Minifesto.
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