12 killed in Colorado shooting at Dark Knight Rises premiere - Part 1

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  1. arturo Me

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    Someone on TDKR's Facebook Page proposed the idea of Christian Bale dressed as Batman for visit all the kids ho have been injured during the event. To let them know that bad guys will not get away with it.
     
  2. X Knight Straight Edge

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    I must admit.........my enthusiasm to see the movie has been tempered a bit by this news. when things like this happen, it puts things into perspective about what's important.

    it....it always boggles my mind how sick and twisted some people can be.........:(
     
  3. KalKai n/a

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    That'd be a bad joke.

    If Bale wants to visit the victims or help the victims he'll do it as Christian Bale not as Batman.
     
  4. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Because an actor dressing up as a superhero and promising to catch the bad guys(?) is in no way disrespectful. Maybe after he does that, he and Sean Penn can team up, go to Sean Penn's boat full of photographers and try to save some hurricane victims (while dressed up as Batman).
     
  5. Midnight Black Defender of the Universe

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    I was about to say good idea, but then I thought bad idea. TDKR's cast and crew need to distance themselves as much as possible from this trajedy. You don't want to relate the two if there is no need.

    I don't mind if Bale went as Bale, but not Batman, no way.
     
  6. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Forget about distancing the movie. It is a bad idea because an actor dressed up as Batman telling victims of a tragic shooting that he'll make bad guys pay is a terrible idea.
     
  7. Midnight Black Defender of the Universe

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    Well that goes without saying too...all the more reason not too.
     
  8. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    Since it was going to have such a huge opening anyways, those that stay home will have minimal impact on the film.

     
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    I like the idea of WB donating at least some of their opening week revenue to a fund set up in the victims' names, but pulling TDKR from the theaters would be a terrible idea.
     
  10. Paroxysm Registered

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    We can but we avoid the tough issues.
     
  11. SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    A lot of this is your fault for putting a face to one of the victims. Sure, this event might be in the back of one's mind when watching the movie now that the incident got national coverage, but snooping around the girl's Twitter page is just subjecting yourself to grief-porn and its' ultimately your fault if you can't watch the movie.
     
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    Completely agree. I've been waiting for this movie for four years and I want to see it. This is a tragedy and all that but come on pulling the movie would be ridiculous.

    Also as you said it's giving the jerk off that did this more power if you pulled it. Best thing they could do is continue to show the movie in my opinion.
     
  13. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    I think they'll probably just make a flat donation. Promising any portion of the profit before they know what the profit is could backfire in so many ways (they could give away a lot more money than the shareholders would tolerate or they could give a laughable donation considering the circumstances). Warners will no doubt cut a very generous check to a victim relief fund for this tragedy. That is public relations 101. But I can see why they wouldn't promise a portion of the box office.
     
  14. Superark The Purveyor of Good

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    Likewise. It's not their responsibilty to, but it would be a classy gesture to the victims and their families.
     
  15. Midnight Black Defender of the Universe

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    Well it was nice knowing you SuperFerret (my attempt at some levity).

    I looked at her twitter page also, as I was curious. Sometimes a face is needed to remind people of how important a situation is though.

    Not saying that people shouldn't see the film, but this event will obviously be linked to the film much in the same way of how columbine was linked to the matrix for whatever reasons.
     
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    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is [split]389291[/split]
     
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  18. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Maybe, but I'm not the only one.
     
  19. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    It will be in the back of my mind but I won't be thinking of any victim specifically.
     
  20. Rockstar Registered

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    Who's twitter page?

    Late to the party here.
     
  21. Midnight Black Defender of the Universe

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    Check the closed thread, it was for a girl named Jessica. She has been mentioned as one of the victims. Her brother has posted a link to a blog about the events also. Sad stuff.
     
  22. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    The only reason I'll be thinking specifically of her is because I read her Twitter page and blog. Had I not, I'd be in the same boat as you. The tragedy would still be in my mind.

    Jessica Redfield, one of the victims. Google it and you'll find that and her blog. Be prepared to cry. It is one of the saddest reads ever. This girl was bright and optimistic and funny....and then gone and her Twitter page reflects all of that.
     
  23. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    We been talking about this **** at work all day today, man. Some people were like, in a jovial manner saying "nah, man I'm not seeing Batman now, I might get shot" and crap like that. And you know people are thinking it around the globe right now, sad to say.
     
  24. Godmaul Gotham's Rectuming

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    Terribly saddened by the news of this - I couldn't believe it when I first heard it from a coworker this morning. I'll still be going to see the film tomorrow, and I'll enjoy it - but admittedly not as much.

    That Twitter page is gut wrenching. The idea that she had all this going on, and now nothing is awful - the post where she talks about getting a new dog, and being grateful for everything she has in her life specifically.

    Tragic day considering how fantastic it was supposed to be. Try to enjoy your viewings, but I don't expect it will be easy.
     
  25. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Well I purposefully avoided that because it's not something I feel like dwelling on. It also in a way puts an importance on one of the victims when we should be focusing on all 12.
     
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