As the country continues to mourn, heal and pray for the fallen citizens of Aurora, Colorado after Friday’s midnight massacre, which caused moviegoers to think twice about America’s favorite pastime. In this article we will look into how audiences are conquering their fear of going to the movies.
The Dark Knight Rises is the third and final installment of the Batman franchise directed by Christopher Nolan. Advanced ticket sales had already showed it would outperform The Avengers (another highly anticipated film)midnight opening, to come out earlier this summer.
Perhaps, it would make anyone fearful, with the constant coverage of the gunmen on the news this weekend. In the video below, one filmgoer stated, “I hope the person responsible doesn’t get any attention or validation from this.” I tend to agree. To take away ones freedom, enjoyment and love for something as innocent as going to a movie theater (after many Americans are still recovering from the great recession) should not be honored or celebrated.
It’s ironic this particular film was selected to unleash such horror. In The Dark Knight Rises as the story unfolds, it shows the underclass standing up to their oppressors. Conquering their fear, taking back their city that’s been overrun by the wealthy and given over to terrorist. To call moviegoers who saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend crusaders against terror, may be a little far fetched. However, for the survivors who will forever associate this film with real horror. These moviegoers bravery to not give into fear and take back what was stolen from the innocent victims in Aurora, Colorado is the least we can do to honor them.
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