According to this article:
The producers/director of the upcoming film Gangster Squad
have elected to reshoot a scene depicting a firefight/shoot-out set in a cinema because of the real-life shooting that took place in America.
Do you think this is justified?
I personally think that this is a bit of a cop out and is quite typical of the over-sentimental nature of some people.
I mean, I read articles saying how people 'were scared' to go to their local cinemas because of one lone nutjob. That's like saying your scared of driving a car because someone, somewhere, had a severe accident.
I know some of you might be thinking I'm unsympathetic, but I'm not, I genuinely feel sorry for the folks caught up in the shooting at the Batman premiere.
But this kind of thing just gets on my nerves because its playing to the 'moral majority' mentality, the kind that ritually complains against anything that they deem 'offensive'.
Its also a cop-out as there is still going to be lots of violence ... but now ... violence that takes place in a cinema is not ok ... what's that? .... it takes place in a resturant or a swimming pool, that's fine.
What do you guys think?