Word has reached us that Warner Brothers is thinking about stopping screenings of The Dark Knight Rises after the terrible shooting in Aurora, Colorado. I’m not trying to be snarking, smart, funny, or disrespectful in my following statement at all but…Is that what Batman would want? The iconic hero has always stood up against evil even when the odds are overwhelming. Does cancelling screenings of his film send the right message? I think cancelling the film for the time being lets people know “hey, if you do something stupid and hurtful towards others, it’s going to disrupt our lives.” Batman doesn’t go out of his way to make criminals comfortable and allow them to disrupt peoples lives.
I understand the view that cancelling the film is a show of respect for those who were unfortunately taken from their loved ones. But I propose that the movie going on is a better show of respect that we don’t forget them, we don’t let criminals ruin our lives, and justice will not tolerate such offenses.