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

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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.
 
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.........:(
 
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.
 
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.

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).
 
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.

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.
 
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.

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.
 
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.

Well that goes without saying too...all the more reason not too.
 
Their song will change IF the numbers indicate underperformance.



Business. If the movie underperforms, business would be their valid reason. I'm not saying it is right, but it is valid for a company to try to salvage a release if possible.

That said, I think it is moot. The movie isn't going to perform as well as it would have now, but it will do well enough. This isn't going to deter enough people to cause Warners to pull it.

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


Warner Bros Seeing No ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Slowdown In Box Office Business: $71M Worldwide: $30.6M Midnights, $30M Pre-Sales, $10.4M International

By NIKKI FINKE | Friday July 20, 2012 @ 12:02pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE… FRIDAY 12 PM, 7TH UPDATE: Warner Bros sources tell me now they’re seeing no decrease in movie ticket grosses for The Dark Knight Rises. “What happened in Colorado is a tragedy, make no mistake about it. But East Coast numbers are coming in like nothing ever happened. We grossed half a million dollars by 10 AM just in Manhattan.” One reason for that is because most of today’s grosses, and a good portion of this weekend’s, consisted of $30M in pre-sales. So whether moviegoers show up or not to the theaters doesn’t matter: they still paid for their tickets. The real-time effect of the Aurora movie theater shooting likely won’t be felt at the box office until Saturday at the earliest and more likely Sunday and next week and next weekend as pre-release sales decrease. “One incident, as horrific as it is, does not necessarily cause people to want to change their patterns,” a Warner Bros exec explained to me. “Young people still want to go to movie theaters and they still want to see this movie.”
 
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.
 
Have you read Jessica Redfield's Twitter account? Her life was snuffed out at that movie. The happy, NHL loving, Texan Godmother-to-be had her life snuffed out at a showing of TDKR. I am not saying that the movie is responsible. I don't think anyone in this thread has said that. But I am not going to be able to watch the movie without thinking of how excited poor Jessica Redfield was and then her not being excited an hour later. I'm not blaming the movie, but the two events are now associated in a lot of people's minds.

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.
 
To be blunt....some here will call me a jerk for saying this....but if they pull it from theaters when I have already bought my tickets and arranged my whole schedule this weekend around attending TWO showings Saturday and Sunday with different people....I will be pissed off.

There is no valid reason for them to do this. None whatsoever.

It won't be "honoring the victims" to pull a movie from theaters that had nothing to do with why Holmes did what he did in the first place, and it would be giving him far wider-reaching influence than he deserves.
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.
 
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.

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.
 
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.


Likewise. It's not their responsibilty to, but it would be a classy gesture to the victims and their families.
 
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.
 
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.

Maybe, but I'm not the only one.
 
It will be in the back of my mind but I won't be thinking of any victim specifically.
 
Who's twitter page?

Late to the party here.
 
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.
 
It will be in the back of my mind but I won't be
thinking of any victim specifically.

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.

Who's twitter page?

Late to the party here.

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.

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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