Skip to comments.Warner Bros. Considers Cancellation of ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Screenings
Posted on 07/20/2012 1:29:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Warner Bros., the studio releasing The Dark Knight Rises, is considering whether to cancel screenings across the country after a massacre took place at a midnight screening in Colorado that left 12 moviegoers dead in the early hours of Friday.
Executives at the Hollywood studio were gathered at the Burbank offices from the middle of the night, struggling with whether to alter roll-out plans for the second-biggest release in movie history.
An executive told TheWrap that Warner was watching the situation and still considering whether to take further measures beyond cancelling the Paris premiere, including cancelling screenings at theater chains.
The executive said they would be making decisions on Friday and throughout the weekend as they conferred within the studio, monitored news reports and spoke to theater chains.
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This is stupid
It’s not like the movie had anything to do with it
it was just the location this a-hole decided to go to
Just tell your customers to bring their pistols.
think about it over the weekend? Talk about a sure shot way to break records over the weekend and make this movie much more $$$$$$$..
Geeze, they’re probably going to have to.
Geeze, they’re probably going to have to.
Bad movies, bad rock music make people do bad things.
Every theater should cancel the showing of the movie.
Meanwhile, behind closed doors, the execs are rubbing their hands with glee over the all the publicity.
I know I’m an old fogey, but I believe movies that portray explicit violence are sick, and it’s getting worse all the time. There seems to be no form of torture, bloodletting, or murder that is off limits. It’s porn just like explicit sex scenes are porn. To what base instincts does this disgusting gore appeal? As the Bible says, put no worthless things before your eyes.
Dumb idea to blame the movie for a nut case.
This little tidbit of info may need it’s own thread. Harvey Levin from TMZ just said they’re part of the Warner Brothers family and their plans are to go forward with the movie because:
“They’ve been checking and nobody has asked for their money back.”
I kid you not. He also said there’s no need for a premier because now everyone is talking about the movie.
Not only that - every Batman comic should be burned, all Batman merchandise should be confiscated & all bats (and robins, just to be safe) should be shot on sight.
Whatever, but just out of respect, they’re going to have to pull it - and not after the weekend, within the next hour.
It’s a tough decision, a lot of people are counting on the revenue, not just the execs.
They’ll regret it if they don’t.
Just my opinion.
You can bet Mikey “Bloomers” Bloomberg is already working on banning it in New Yawk City.
I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out that the shooting was provoked by the infantile quality of this glorious entertainment product.
If they are going to cancel the all night screenings, they better get on it. We don’t need copy cats coming out of the woodwork.
Lot of nutjobs out there. You know, John Hinckley types.
Are you serious?
Also, we should all head over to Adam West's house; gather on his front lawn; and give him really, really mean looks.
Seeing as how he has just as much to do with what happened last night as a Hollywood movie does.
Aww Shucks. With over 22,000 gun control laws they couldn’t prevent it.
With a US Atty Gen trying to finish off the 2nd Amendment by getting 300 people killed, they couldn’t prevent it.
Even with that Jacka** Ted Turner editing the violence out of Looney Tunes, they couldn’t prevent it.
So let’s not ever release a Movie with on screen Guns again.
And while we’re at it, just to make Turner happy, let’s not ever release a movie with Anvils or falling Pianos again.
Maybe we should recall every copy of Who Killed Roger Rabbit too, just to make certain. There’s far more here than we yet know.
Keep your eyes open for his mom to rattle off about how he was getting help managing his issues with a counselor or some such crap.
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We are literally Drowning in this Happy Pill filth.
Copy cats live in the woodwork? I thought they were under the bus?!
That is what might be called successful Terrorism.
I am saddened by the victimhood culture that permeates our society. Warner Bros. could have added a buck to the ticket prices hyped up the intensity of the movie and advertized that they had armed guards at the theater to prevent more crackpots, but that was another decade when Jack Warner still breathed.
What message is that? That terrorizing people works...give in to fear? Do you really think a movie caused this, and not that the guy is a f’n psycho?
If you run the film backwards, you can actually hear Batman solemnly intone: "I buried Aquaman."
The perp is a nut and the message to Warner Bros and Hollywierd is we don’t want your crap.
Hollywood has been marketing mass murder and deviance for a decade or more. Clearly, kids that grow up playing murder-games, watching the outright vile filth that sometimes is belched out the distal end of hollywood’s bowels, are often prone to mimic deviant, murderous and disgusting behavior. The negative impact on kids is readily apparent. Anyone who thinks that a child’s environment has no effect on his behavior is living in a dream world.
So you saw the movie?
“Warner Bros. Considers Cancellation of Dark Knight Rises Screenings”
Sorry but that’s just dumb. I just came back from seeing it. Nothing bad happened. Some good action sequences but I don’t think it was as good as the first two. Anne Hathaway looks great in skin tight black leather!
I think a better recommendation would be to cancel the rest of the obama presidency out of respect for the dead economy.
And I mean no disrespect to the families of the dead and injured. It was a horrible tragedy, but clearly this was the act of a deranged individual, not the fault of the movie.
If you honestly think the media has no influence on people and their behavior, I have an ad to sell you for a boat in the Sahara. Do you think public opinion is swayed by the wind?
How about we let the market decide?
You don’t want it, so don’t go. You don’t speak for me or millions of people. It’s a movie, not real. Most people aren’t psychotic murderers.
Your tired cliche of passing blame from parents to Hollywood, schools, little green men from mars is idiotic.
When the real-life shooter is dressed up as the fictional screen villain, I don’t know how anyone can claim there’s no connection. There IS a damn connection-same as the legion of spree killers inspired by Natural Born Killers and the juggalo attacks and murders by idiot feral teens in the Insane Clown Posse “family.” This isn’t the first murder inspired by this franchise either: remember the Dendermonde nursery attack when Kim De Gelder, dressed as the joker stabbed two babies and a teacher to death. This Dark Knight/Joker thing is nothing more than demonically inspired torture porn-I have no interest in seeing it or polluting my children’s minds with it. Life often imitates art.
You sound as deranged and self serving as the lunatics who are trying to use this to push their agenda of banning guns.
Haha, I’m going to do that while playing Judas Priest backwards as well. Our moral police are just as annoying as the PC police.
We better check close to see if anyone was smoking in the movie, that might cause someone to light a ciggie, or so say the movie makers in Hollywood...all the killing, sex and S and M that goes on doesn’t influence anyone...
I saw what you did there.
See post #28 to me.
Movie should go on!!! The problem is not the movie, it is the “Occupy Wall Street” Obamabot nutcase that did this. This is the end result of the Obama mantra, class warfare, racism and pitting one American against another!!! Wake up, America, time is running out. Adolf Obama is just about ready to take your freedom and liberty away forever!!! Shame on him for coaching this type of tragic nightmare for our country and citizens!!!
There is no satisfaction in this event.
The only satisfaction will come when the perp gets the needle in his arm from the state.
Leave it up to individual theaters. If I had one, I'd run the film anyway.
I know some thinks this will make people more apt to go but that isn't so. Right after 9/11 movie theaters became wastelands; this could easily depress attendance showings. The positive is there is likely enough enthusiasm to see the movie, people who couldn't otherwise get tickets may be able to. For a less prominent film, an incident like this could destroy its box office and opportunity to be profitable as happened in the post 9/11 weeks.
This will certainly play havoc with WB's hopes for a new opening record, either in general for compared to prior outings in the franchise.