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'Kick-Ass unglamourises violence' says creator

Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar has hit back at critics who claim his films are too violent.

It comes after Jim Carrey - who plays a vigilante in Kick-Ass 2 - said on Twitter that he could no longer support the project following the Sandy Hook school massacre.

Mark told BBC Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon: "In many films you don't see the grieving or the pain but in Kick-Ass you feel every blow... It's a very real take on violence and it almost unglamourises it."

The writer and film producer added: "Jim Carrey's character ironically is a born-again Christian who refuses to carry a gun because... he doesn't want to be a negative role model for children."

Kick Ass 2, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloƫ Moretz, is released on Wednesday 14th August.

  • 12 Aug 2013
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