Christopher Nolan responds to Shooting, Fans Express Grief through Art
I would hate to bring up this horrible event once again, but I couldn't help but showcase the great things that people have done in support of those effected by the mass shooting.
Editor’s Note: I know a lot of media outlets and such have been spending the past two days trying to understand the shooter to discover what his motive could have been, which I find rather sad. I get that we feel the need to understand where his head was at but we have to shift that focus towards how we can prevent such a tragedy from happening again. However, before we can do that, we have to take the time to reflect and mourn the loss of those innocent people whose lives were cruelly cut short and offer our condolences to those who knew and loved them.
The director of the Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan, has recently written a response in regards to the shootings that occured yesterday during the midnight opening of the film in Aurora, Colorado. He said...
Along with the film's director, many fans have also expressed their greif and sorrow through art and a newly annointed black ribbon symbol in commemoration of the great tragedy.
While nobody may ever know the reasoning behind shooter James Holmes's senseless act of violence, what I do know is this. If he thought he could scare us into abandoning our childhood hero, if he thought that he could terrorize us into stop believing in everything that the Dark Knight has stood for and will continue to stand for in several years to come, he has failed.
If anything, he has only encouraged people stand up for everything that Batman represents, and everything that both fans and the American people have adored about him for so many years.
There might be nay sayers out there who believe that the symbol of Batman has been shamelessly shoehorned as a promotional symbol for this great atrocity, but what I have to say in response to such accusations is this.
Sometimes, we all need a hero. Nothing more, nothing less. And upon looking at those who have risen up in support of the people who were effected by the Colorado shooting, I would say we have several heroes already among us.
I would like give my personal greivances to everyone effected by the shooting and I would like to thank everyone who has helped remind us that through this horrible event, heroes will rise.
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You're definitely right about it being bullshit. Red flags should've gone up somewhere. Especially if it was all from the same vendor. I don't know how it was all delivered without someone noticing either. Hopefully people will become more aware of things we need to be wary of now.
To my knowledge the shooter's motive hasn't been released but I really doubt it was because he hated the movie. When the cops arrested him he had dyed his hair orange and was saying that he was "The Joker".
I'm not saying that he was obviously insane or anything like that; I'm saying that Colorado (and the US in general) have bullshit gun laws. No one seemed to have an issue with this kid going out and buying: a handgun, a shotgun, an assault rifle, body armor, and 6000 rounds of ammunition at one time.
You're telling me that I can't buy 2 bottles of Nyquil at a time but I can buy enough weapons and ammo to supply a small army and no one bats an eye at it? Something is wrong there. That. Is. Bullshit.
This guy had a spiffy clean record and I believe a PHD even. Remember guns don't kill people, people kill people.
I don't know whats worse. The fact that innocent people were killed, or the fact that you can't even go to a movie theater anymore without being scared of getting shot. A damn shame that 314,000,000 people in America went to bed that night without shooting anyone, and one asshole came along and ruined something like a movie for everyone.
There's been a lot of violence surrounding this last movie that I don't understand. From death threats on movie review websites that needed to be shutdown to this shooting in a theater. People take this movie franchise too seriously. I didn't care for the Dark Knight series of movies and didn't think they were any good, but that's my opinion and people need to realize that, yes, some people don't like this movie and shouldn't take things to extreme.
Very well said and very good images to help drive the point home. Something that has often been brought up is gun control in the US. Would stricter gun laws or a more thorough background check have kept this guy from getting a gun to do what he did? I don't know, but with this and so many other violent tragedies that have happened in the past I think that SOMETHING has to be done about it. This coming from a Texan mind you.
I think the best way to remember the lives that were lost is to go see this film. Closing theaters and deciding not to see it is telling the shooter that he won. I proudly saw this film and I would go again. He won't make me scared to go watch a movie.
I live in colorado and had friends in the theatre, it is a huge tragedy and it has been tense but it's no reason for people to not to go see the movie if you ask me it's sad but this stuff unfortunately happens, it shouldn't affect the movie's box office.
I'm not a huge fan of Batman, but that last picture there would inspire anyone.
The irony about this is batman's parents where murdered at the theater and because of that event a hero arose. And many heroes have arisen in Aurora, Colorado: Police Officers, The Bomb squad, Doctors, psychiatrists, and everyone else providing aid to the victims. They may not have a utility belt and a cool car. But these average, ordinary, everyday superheros are doing their best to be just as good as Gothem's Dark Knight.
I'm from Colorado, and I take great pride in the state. Thanks for putting this up, Christopher Nolan's statement was a great read too. I send my love to Colorado, they need it.
In custody of Aurora PD, makes a court appearance monday, police detonated a single device in his apartment today, it may take weeks to completely remove every device from the apartment
He is currently under arrest.
Whatever happened to this shooter anyway?
This was very well said. My heart goes out to all those who were affected by this.
That last part was very well said Samurai
I would like to thank the staff of ScrewAttack for putting this on the front page. However, I just want everyone to know that this an event to be mourned, and shouldn't be taken advantage of just because it is a hot topic.
I myself feel somewhat guilty of even acknowledging this event, but how can we make our future better without preserving the knowledge of the atrocities of the present? I sincerely hope this is the last we have to hear of this in a while, and I again give all of my grievances to all those who lost their lives and lost their loved ones.
The best thing for everyone to do right now is to help the nation realize that as long as there are those who are brave enough to love what they love, and protect the people that are closest to them, than they have no reason to fear people who inflict such pain upon the world.
and that, is why people love Batman (not the shooting part, that's just tasteless)
Very well said Samural.