Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kick-ass Controversy

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A 'Kick-Ass' Controversy? Cast And Creators Weigh In On The Film's Violent Content

Posted 4/16/10 12:44 pm ET by Rick Marshall in News, Video

It should come as no surprise to anyone who's read "Kick-Ass" that, well... there's a lot of ass-kicking going on in director Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of the hit comic book series by John Romita Jr. and Mark Millar.

Still, the early hype for the film has generated some controversy around the movie world, with some wondering whether the violence in the film is simply too much — especially given that much of the carnage is caused by a 12-year-old girl. Chloe Moretz, who's since reached the ripe old age of 13, plays the aforementioned pre-teen assassin Hit-Girl.

When MTV News caught up with the stars of "Kick-Ass" during this week's L.A. premiere, we asked them about the violence and the controversy surrounding the film.

"First of all, it's less [violent] than it was in the comic," Romita told MTV News. "The comic was more intense. But I think it's got a purpose — to show what this little girl and what the father are." Read more...


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