The world of Kick-Ass has always been trademarked by its raunchy and violent twist on the DC/Marvel superhero universes, but readers of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.’s “Kick-Ass 2” sequel series know that one moment in particular from the comics earned the infamous distinction of being particularly repellent and controversial.
When production started on the Kick-Ass 2 movie, there was a lot of curiosity about how writer/director Jeff Wadlow would tackle that dark moment from the comics. The scene in question from the comic books occurs when Chris D’Amico (under his new guise as The Motherf*cker) attacks the suburban neighborhood of Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass’ love interest, Katie Deauxma, massacres her father, and subjects the poor girl to a gruesome gang rape by his squad of evil thugs.
In the film version, however, Katie has been replaced by Kick-Ass’ crime-fighting comrade “Night Bitch” as the prominent love interest that The Motherf*cker assaults – and instead of a violent rape, we get a violent attempted rape that peters out (no pun) when The Motherf*cker fails to… “rise to the occasion.”
Christopher Mintz-Plasse (who plays the Motherf*cker) explained- “I love really, really dark things like if there’s a rape scene it’s gotta be a dark movie it can’t be—I just didn’t think it would fit for this movie cause you’re watching it and it’s so colorful and fun and violent and you’re laughing, you’re getting excited and I don’t think a rape scene fits that vibe. In the comic—Jeff sets it right—in the comic they are not real people so you can put a rape in there and you’re not like feeling emotion towards it it’s just people on a piece of paper. But in a movie when you have real tangible people playing these parts it gets deep and it gets heavier on a bigger scale. I just don’t think a rape scene was needed.”
Are you happy that the rape scene was changed for the film? Or were you hoping that the filmmakers would go the whole nine yards with Millar’s controversial source material?
Culled from screenrant.com
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