This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

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This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by tck62 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:58 pm

A movie theater chain has expressed concern to parents who are considering bringing their children to see the new “Joker” film.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema published a warning to parents in a Facebook post Wednesday, which was later confirmed by a representative of the theater, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Here’s the full warning:

“Parental warning (this is not a joke). ‘Joker’ is Rated R and for good reason. There’s lots of very, very rough language, brutal violence, and overall bad vibes.

“It’s a gritty, dark, and realistic ‘Taxi Driver’-esque depiction of one man’s descent into madness. It’s not for kids, and they won’t like it, anyway.

“There’s no Batman.”

The Facebook post showing the warning was later deleted.

Joker” is rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images.

Some critics were concerned that the R-rating could hurt the film’s total earning potential. Right now, “Joker” has the potential to break October records with a $90 million opening weekend, which would surpass “Venom” ($80.2 million), according to the Deseret News. However, “Venom” had a PG-13 rating, giving it more opportunities for success.

“Joker” has received heavy criticism for the violence it portrays, particularly in glorifying a man’s descent into a violent villain. Experts told this reporter that the film could ignite real-world violence, too.

“Once you start getting into the head of, you know, the sociopath, the anti-social person, the revolutionary, that’s when we suddenly think that this image of violence can be inspiring to the wrong kind of people,” said Kendall Phillips, a pop culture professor at Syracuse University.

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Re: This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by tck62 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:58 pm

I have absolutely no desire to go to this movie.

What about you guys?

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Re: This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by GuideToACrazyWorld » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:05 pm

I'll check it out at some point I'm sure. Joaquin Phoenix is a good actor, I'd like to see what he does with the role. I certainly don't need a theater to tell me not to take my kid to see it.

As far as it sparking violence... sigh. That is such a terrible argument. If someone is so close to violence that watching a movie can make them go over the edge it was going to happen. If not the movie something else. We always like to blame singular events for complex problems, but it's udder rubbish.

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Re: This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by Procax Nothus » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:20 pm

tck62 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:58 pm
“It’s a gritty, dark, and realistic ‘Taxi Driver’-esque depiction of one man’s descent into madness. It’s not for kids, and they won’t like it, anyway.
When I saw the trailer, I immediately thought it looked like a "Taxi Driver" remake. I'll watch it eventually on Netflix or something. But I'm not going to the theaters for this movie.

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Re: This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by tck62 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:22 pm

Procax Nothus wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:20 pm
tck62 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:58 pm
“It’s a gritty, dark, and realistic ‘Taxi Driver’-esque depiction of one man’s descent into madness. It’s not for kids, and they won’t like it, anyway.
When I saw the trailer, I immediately thought it looked like a "Taxi Driver" remake. I'll watch it eventually on Netflix or something. But I'm not going to the theaters for this movie.
When I go to the movies I'm looking to have fun and escape for two hours, not to be beaten over the head emotionally for 2 hours.

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Re: This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by GuideToACrazyWorld » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:29 pm

tck62 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:22 pm
When I go to the movies I'm looking to have fun and escape for two hours, not to be beaten over the head emotionally for 2 hours.
Good art evokes emotion. That is it's highest calling.

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Post by tck62 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:32 pm

GuideToACrazyWorld wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:29 pm
tck62 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:22 pm
When I go to the movies I'm looking to have fun and escape for two hours, not to be beaten over the head emotionally for 2 hours.
Good art evokes emotion. That is it's highest calling.
And bad art bludgeons you over the head with a two by four and pompously dares you to criticize it.

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Re: This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by GuideToACrazyWorld » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:38 pm

tck62 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:32 pm
And bad art bludgeons you over the head with a two by four and pompously dares you to criticize it.
There certainly is shock art. That only exists for the sake of shocking. This movie could be that, but neither of us knows right now. We haven't seen it.

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Re: This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by Eryk » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:54 pm

tck62 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:22 pm
When I go to the movies I'm looking to have fun and escape for two hours, not to be beaten over the head emotionally for 2 hours.
Have you seen John Wick 3? Arguably the greatest pure action movie the world has ever known! Lots of over the top violence and it was insanely entertaining.

I will definitely watch Joker within the first 2 weeks of release. I’m pretty excited...

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Post by Eryk » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:57 pm

tck62 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:32 pm
And bad art bludgeons you over the head with a two by four and pompously dares you to criticize it.
The worst of the bad art isn’t the kind that bludgeons you over the head. The worst to me aré movies that try too hard to be good art but end up being complete bore fest. Movies like Roma and Killing Me Softly.

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Re: This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by GuideToACrazyWorld » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:10 pm

Eryk wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:57 pm
tck62 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:32 pm
And bad art bludgeons you over the head with a two by four and pompously dares you to criticize it.
The worst of the bad art isn’t the kind that bludgeons you over the head. The worst to me aré movies that try too hard to be good art but end up being complete bore fest. Movies like Roma and Killing Me Softly.
No art house films for Eryk?

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Re: This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by Eryk » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:36 pm

GuideToACrazyWorld wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Eryk wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:57 pm
tck62 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:32 pm
And bad art bludgeons you over the head with a two by four and pompously dares you to criticize it.
The worst of the bad art isn’t the kind that bludgeons you over the head. The worst to me aré movies that try too hard to be good art but end up being complete bore fest. Movies like Roma and Killing Me Softly.
No art house films for Eryk?
Not sure if I have ever seen one...

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Re: This movie theater chain bluntly explains why kids won’t like ‘Joker’

Post by tck62 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:32 pm

Eryk wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:57 pm
tck62 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:32 pm
And bad art bludgeons you over the head with a two by four and pompously dares you to criticize it.
The worst of the bad art isn’t the kind that bludgeons you over the head. The worst to me aré movies that try too hard to be good art but end up being complete bore fest. Movies like Roma and Killing Me Softly.
The one I hated the most was "My sister's keeper" I despised that movie.

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