Anti-gun Hollywood hypocrites have done it again. They’ve created a movie so incredibly violent, that movie-goers around the world are storming out of theaters. The use of guns in violent movies is nothing new for anti-gun Hollywood hypocrites, but according to the Daily Mail, the Joker movie’s use of gun violence coupled with the glorification of mental health issues is more than triggered viewers bargained for, as they call for cinemas to ban the movie in its opening weekend.
The Daily Mail reports – Movie lovers flooded Twitter on Friday with comments about the film, which sees Joaquin Phoenix portray Arthur Fleck, the embattled clown who later transforms into Batman’s most iconic nemesis in the comic book world.
Among a flurry of messages on the microblogging site, one fan wrote: ‘Literally just walked out of a screening of Joker. Way too terrifying to be there with all this going on the way the movie glamorizes gun violence and mental health issues.’
Joker has been plagued with controversy due to the excessive violence and gun use, while others insist the movie forces viewers to sympathize with the antihero.
Victims of the Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre that occurred during a 2012 Dark Knight Rises showing have called on Warner Bros. to support gun control initiatives, which the studio says it already does.
A theater in Huntington Beach, California, canceled two screenings Thursday night after receiving a threat, police said. Friday showings have resumed as scheduled.
It appears not only canceled screenings are a problem as many fans have now revealed they stormed out of the cinema once they had started watching.
Here’s a clip from the Joker movie:
Here are just a few of the people tweeting about the violent Joker movie.
‘By unanimous decision, the four of us walked out of the Joker movie. I haven’t walked out of a movie in years… I have never walked out of a theater more uncomfortable than I am right now walking out of Joker…
‘What a f**ked up movie… Literally just walked out of a screening of Joker. Way too terrifying to be there with all this going on the way the movie glamorizes gun violence and mental health issues.’
Both Phoenix and director Todd Phillips have defended the film, with the actor saying he trusts audiences to know the difference between right and wrong.