Kick Ass pulled from release

Kick Ass, the controversial comic book movie that angered child psychologists and family groups, has been pulled from release.

Director Matthew Vaughn issued a statement early this morning, explaining his reasons for cancelling the release of his much hyped film, less than one week before its official debut.

“Mark Miller [author of the comic] and I never intended to hurt anyone with Kick Ass. We simply wanted to make a film for all the family. We screened it for critics – they loved it. But now that some family groups have caught wind of the film’s content, they seem to be quite upset. And I will not abide the release of a film that offends anyone,” he said.

In his press release, which you can read in full here, Vaughn cited Stanley Kubrick’s decision to pull A Clockwork Orange from release following a copycat murder.

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Vaughn will now go to work on Shrek the Fifth.

Discuss: A shame, innit?

3 Responses to “Kick Ass pulled from release”

  1. Yes! Is this just in the US, or will we not be seeing in cinemas in Aus?

  2. You know I've always wondered how does Rick Astley feel about being the source of all jokes? 😛 Maybe he's just happy about his song playing at all?

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