Relatives of victims of a mass shooting in the city of Aurora criticized the ‘Joker’ movie

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The massacre in Aurora took place at the premiere of another DC movie, The Dark Knight Rises. Relatives of the dead and injured believe that the new picture is full of cruelty and causes sympathy for the villain.

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Friends and relatives of the victims of the massacre in Aurora, Colorado wrote an appeal to Warner Bros. in which they expressed concern about the new movie from the DC universe, The Joker. This was reported by The Hollywood Reporter — its editors received a copy of the letter.

Mass shooting in the city of Aurora took place on July 20, 2012 during the premiere screening of Christopher Nolan’s film “The Dark Knight Rises” about Batman. Forty minutes after the start of the session, a man entered the cinema (it turned out to be 24-year-old local resident James Holmes), threw a smoke bomb at the audience and opened fire. 12 people were killed, 70 were injured, including 58 from bullet wounds.

According to the authors of the letter, in the new film about the Joker — the main enemy of Batman — there is too much violence and cruelty, it romanticizes the image of the villain and the audience can feel sympathy for him. Relatives of the dead and injured believe that large companies such as Warner Bros. are also responsible for mass security. At the same time, the signatories of the appeal do not call for a boycott of the film (although the Aurora cinemas do not plan to show the Joker). They ask the film corporation not to support financially politicians who do not seek to change the legislation on weapons. In addition, the authors of the letter call on Warner Bros. invest in funds providing assistance to victims of mass shootings.

Todd Phillips became the director of the new film of the DC Universe, and the main role was played by the famous actor, Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix. At the Venice Film Festival this year, the Joker received the main award — the Golden Lion.

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