Letters to Warner Bros Written Expressing Concerns for Joker movie Message and It is a known fact that the character of Joker has always been a part of the controversial news. This has been happening ever since the movie was screened at the Venice Film Festival along with the Toronto International Film Festival. There have been arguments going on about the movie, Joker, as to whether or not it encourages violence and the abuse of Guns. People believe that the commiserating character of the Joker moves people that share the same psychology as Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix).
We have just found out that 5 family members of the victim’s families from the 2012 Aurora, Colorado Theater shooting, have shown concerns regarding the movie and Joker’s message by sending letters to Warner Bros. According to them this joker character is possibly perilous and can incite violence in the people having criminal tendencies. Warner Bros has released a statement, responding to the concerns conveyed to them.
In all fairness, these concerned people are not asking to stop the release of this movie. All they are asking for from Warner Bros is to look closely into the potential implications that can happen in the real-world because of this movie and particularly this character. Furthermore, they went on and requested that WB should donate to bodies that help gun violence victims and “end political contributions to candidates who take money from the NRA and vote against gun reform.”
According to Warner, the concern pointing that the role of the Joker is commiserating is wrong and it is not shown in the movie like that at all. They say that even though Joker remains to be the lead character of the movie, he should not be considered a role model or a hero in any aspect.
Moreover, the theatre where the shooting took place during the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, The Aurora Theatre Complex, is not going to be screening Joker. It is said that the shooter (James Eagan Holmes) had dyed his hair red and was calling himself The Joker as the police spoke to him. He was then sentenced to 12 life imprisonment without parole in August 2015.
We cannot say for sure when the controversy revolving around the character of Joker will die anytime soon or not. But one thing we can say for sure is that the critics are very pleased with the movie and have given it a positive response. It is presently ranked at 76% at Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is also anticipated to do good business itself as well. The present trial suggests a $100 Million opening.
Starring includes Arthur Fleck, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bryan Cullen, and Vrian Tyree Henry and others.