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REVIEW: ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ mean and uninspired, will just bum you out

Jim Carrey played this character in this movie, and he was troubled by the violent content only after the fact?

Flashback: About six weeks ago, Carrey tweeted, “I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence … I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

Of course we all share Carrey’s grief over the horror of Sandy Hook — but it’s fair to ask why he was OK with doing “Kick-Ass 2” when so many other real-world slaughters, from Columbine to Virginia Tech to Fort Hood to Aurora, Colo., had already taken place.

Perhaps Sandy Hook was the final straw for Carrey. Maybe he’ll never participate in another violent film for the remainder of his career…


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