Family groups outraged by violence, swearing in movie ‘Kick Ass’

January 13th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Jan 13 (ANI): Family groups in Australia have slammed the movie ‘Kick Ass’ for the violence it portrays and use of explicit language.

The film, starring actor Nicholas Cage, was last month rated an MA in Australia.

Cage, 46, plays a man who gives himself the superhero name of Big Daddy, and who trains his daughter, played by Chloe Moretz, to fight crime in the most violent way, giving her the superhero name of Hit Girl.

In the movie, Hit Girl shoots a man in the face with a gun and at one stage in the movie tells her opponents: “OK you c—- let’s see what you can do now”.

The rating has outraged Australian family groups who are reluctant to discredit it openly, fearing it would publicise the movie further.

“The language is offensive and the values inappropriate - without the saving grace of the bloodless victory of traditional superheroes,” quoted Australian Family Association spokesman John Morrissey as saying.

The film, produced by Universal Pictures, is expected to be released in April during school holidays. (ANI)

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