Another offended group is the Australian Family Association (AFA), they had a little bit to say on the situation.
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."
I'm going to break this down. I'd say for you guys, but I'm pretty sure you're all going to agree with me anyway.
The [MA] rating has outraged Australian family groups who are reluctant to discredit it openly, fearing it would publicise the movie further. Australian Family Association spokesman John Morrissey said:
"The language is offensive and the values inappropriate - without the saving grace of the bloodless victory of traditional superheroes."
Let's stop and take a breather... First, this movie is rated MA, or R in the states. You won't be bringing your kids to a rated R film, even if the stars are kids themselves. And yes, there have been films that were rated R that starred kids or teens i.e. Kids, and many teen comedies. Secondly, the movie is called KICK-ASS. The title of the film is essentially a swear word. You're not going to go and see a movie called "Kick-Ass" and expect The Princess and The Frog are you?
"The language is offensive"
I'm going out on a limb here, and I'm going to say that the most of people on this planet use language that someone else deems inappropriate or offensive. However, we all know they're talking about the f-word and so on. But, again, that's not offensive to me, and might not be offensive to other people, it's subjective. Again, it's rated MA or R. You know there's going to be some cussing, violence, sex, and so on.
This is subjective, and for me personally, I'm pro-vigilantism in extreme cases, so I may think that some of the values portrayed in this film are completely appropriate.
Maybe I've gotten a little too personal with this simple article, but this really "grinds my gears." Shouldn't we be able to judge what is appropriate for us to view? We don't need to have others deem what's good for us, when it comes to movies. I love the fact that comic book companies are taking the initiative to do more than what the AFA would consider a "traditional superhero" film. Here's the deal: If the trailer for the movie looks to violent. Don't see it. If it's rated R or MA, and you tend to get upset with rated R or MA films, don't see it. You have a choice, so use your brain and decide what could and could not be good for you.
Our lives are not rated G, so why do others think that's all we should view?