"The Dark Knight Rises" had a stark opening coupled with the shooting in a movie theater in Aurora,CO. I remember that being a sad time for me personally. If you haven't noticed yet, the movie theater is my church. Building upon my movie collection at home is me collecting scripture. So to know that somebody attacked my version of a church, it made me really sad. I felt horrible, anybody who lost their life, anybody who was wounded, anybody that was affected by this shooting. Any shooting, no matter where it is, is immensely sad, and my heart goes out to everyone and anyone who has lost a loved one to gun violence.
With that said, its hard for me to wrap my head around this trailer for "Dark Night," which will be the adaptation of the shooting in Aurora, CO in that summer of 2012. For some reason, it all feels in bad taste to me. Sure, the look of the film is captivating, there is no denying that. I don't want that to sound like I am saying "too soon." But I don't think the shooter deserves to get an ego boost, which will no doubt happen from a movie like this. I don't see how this adds to shootist movies, we've already had several great examples in the likes of "Elephant," "The Dirties," "We Need To Talk About Kevin" and "Beautiful Boy." Do we really need another shootist movie? What will this add to the greater shootist filmography? Perhaps the film will address these questions in a thoughtful, provoking way. But it just seems we've had a lot of this type of movie, and I find this really unnecessary.
Perhaps I am wrong and I am talking out of my ass. Watch the trailer and see for yourself!