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Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.

- Christopher Nolan’s statement on The Dark Knight Rises shooting

Tweet Review: The Dark Knight Rises, a fitting end to a magnificent trilogy
Batman has always been my favorite comic book hero, so I’ve had my tickets to see the last in Nolan’s Batman trilogy for weeks. There’s just something about an ordinary man rising up and fighting for those who can’t. I always loved Batman’s grounded center and his unyielding belief in good. What I have loved about Nolan’s take on the comic is just how much he emphasizes this. Batman is as much of a hero as he is just a man, albeit a rather rich one with unlimited means. Nonetheless, I was super sad to see this series come to an end, and it felt very much like Nolan himself was saying goodbye, providing his fans with enough action, twists and the occasional fandom wink to appease us all.  
What did you all think?

Tweet Review: The Dark Knight Rises, a fitting end to a magnificent trilogy

Batman has always been my favorite comic book hero, so I’ve had my tickets to see the last in Nolan’s Batman trilogy for weeks. There’s just something about an ordinary man rising up and fighting for those who can’t. I always loved Batman’s grounded center and his unyielding belief in good. What I have loved about Nolan’s take on the comic is just how much he emphasizes this. Batman is as much of a hero as he is just a man, albeit a rather rich one with unlimited means. Nonetheless, I was super sad to see this series come to an end, and it felt very much like Nolan himself was saying goodbye, providing his fans with enough action, twists and the occasional fandom wink to appease us all.  

What did you all think?

Source: laviecine

Mostly what I feel is this: Midnight screenings are big, hyped, advertiser-driven events that have become a source of new information to feed the Hollywood data beast, by indicating how motivated audiences are to see a movie. But they’re also a product of genuine enthusiasm and an expression of collective joy. Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has meant a lot to an enormous number of filmgoers. And as someone who writes about movies, and who cares about the big, flawed thing we call fandom, I’m saddened by someone turning that shared enthusiasm into a weapon. And even if this tragedy hadn’t happened at the premiere of one of a dwindling number of genuinely mass cultural events, I hate the idea of using an audience’s suspension of disbelief, their openness to and absorption in the spectacle unfolding before them, as cover—the gunman reportedly started shooting during a sequence involving gunfire, meaning the audience was slower to react. We are vulnerable when we go to the movies, open to fear, and love, and disgust, and rapture, surrendering our brains and hearts to someone else’s vision of the world. We don’t expect to surrender our bodies, too.

- Writer Alyssa Rosenberg on The Shootings at ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in Colorado

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