I wouldn’t feel right making a Fake Movie Friday today without addressing this at least in some degree.
James Holmes went into a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, threw a gas canister into the crowd and opened fire on hundreds of innocent people. He killed 12 people and injured dozens, including a fucking 3 month old child.
What is wrong this world that it is not even safe to go to a movie anymore?
At Movie Movie we bitch about movies like they actually matter all the time, and even go so far as to bitch about the fact that Bloomberg doesn’t want us to drink big sodas anymore. When something like this happens so senselessly, it’s clear that our country often ignores the bigger issues. Normal people shouldn’t be able to have guns. I know it’s the second amendment, but it was written with the thought that automatic weapons didn’t exist, so I’m sorry if my viewpoint infringes on those of others, but if James Holmes couldn’t have a gun, he couldn’t have killed 12 people and ruined the lives of many others and their families.
I love movies and the experience of going to a theater and for some young people, that is going to be something they never even think of doing as a result of this asshole.
I speak for all of us when I say our thoughts are with the victims and the families of the victims of the Colorado shooting. Hopefully something like this never happens again.