The Dark Knight Rises Tragedy Aftermath

News everywhere today has been focused on the senseless tragedy that occured at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises at a movie theater in Aurora Colorado. The shooting which left 12 dead and at least 58 others wounded has raised alot of questions, among them most importantly whether or not the film would be pulled from theaters alltogether. Warner Bros. has decided not to pull the film but the trailer for the gun-violence-heavy film Gangster Squad has been pulled from all further theatrical screenings. In addition, the red-carpet Paris premiere has been cancelled while next week’s Mexico City and Tokyo premieres will go on. AMC and and the National Association of Theater Owners announce that they would be increasing security for both day and nighttime screenings of the film. AMC also said theatergoers wearing masks and other costume paraphenalia would not be allowed. By far the most important part of the aftermath comes from the president himself. President Obama ordered that flags on government buildings be flown at half-staff. “If there’s anything to take away from this tragedy, life is fragile, time here is limited and precious,” he said in a statement. “The federal government will do whatever is necessary to bring this heinous crime to justice. We will take every step possible to ensure the safety of all of our people. We will stand by our neighbors in Colorado.”

Thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families of those affected.

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