Movie Monday: LEGO Movie Trailer, Independence Day 2, Jim Carrey on Kick Ass 2’s Violence

Movie Monday has arrived. We have a trailer along with some other news. Lets get started.

The LEGO Movie trailer has dropped. Take a look.

It looks hilarious, honestly. If characters from all over are incorporated into the story, this movie could be great. Unlike Wreck It Ralph, which underused popular characters, the LEGO Movie can succeed if it utilizes its limitless cast well. What do you think about this trailer? It has received very positive critical so far.

Independence Day 2 is coming in 2015, though it won’t be returning with Will Smith.

Jim Carrey recently tweeted out a couple of statements that have stirred some conversation. Here are the two tweets which have sparked a lot of talk:

Tweet 1: I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. My apologies to e

Tweet 2: 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.

The writer of Kick-Ass, Mark Millar, responded by saying, “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. A sequel to the picture that gave us HIT-GIRL was always going to have some blood on the floor and this should have been no shock to a guy who enjoyed the first movie so much. My books are very hardcore, but the movies are adapted for a more mainstream audience and if you loved the tone of the first picture you’re going to eat this up with a big, giant spoon. Like Jim, I’m horrified by real-life violence (even though I’m Scottish), but Kick-Ass 2 isn’t a documentary. No actors were harmed in the making of this production! This is fiction and like Tarantino and Peckinpah, Scorcese and Eastwood, John Boorman, Oliver Stone and Chan-Wook Park, Kick-Ass avoids the usual bloodless body-count of most big summer pictures and focuses instead of the CONSEQUENCES of violence, whether it’s the ramifications for friends and family or, as we saw in the first movie, Kick-Ass spending six months in hospital after his first street altercation. Ironically, Jim’s character in Kick-Ass 2 is a Born-Again Christian and the big deal we made of the fact that he refuses to fire a gun is something he told us attracted him to the role in the first place.”

So that’s been a recent topic that I wanted to bring to your attention. It doesn’t seem like beef has been developed, just a public altercation. What do you think? Was Carrey in the wrong? That’s all for Movie Monday!



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