Christopher Nolan Very Sad Someone Shot Up His Big Expensive Movie

by evanmcmurry

This has been making the rounds:

‎”Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community.

I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime.

The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me.

Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.”

– Christopher Nolan

No points for effort. There are two words that don’t belong in a eulogy, and they’re “I” and “me.” Nolan just sounds pissed off that someone shot up his big expensive movie.

Which is a valid reaction, honestly, but he should have just said that, and not tried to sell the idea that someone who wields budgets that approach the annual GDPs of small nations is stuck presuming to know nothing about the 12 people who died watching his film. Christopher Nolan could have found out about those people with ease. He didn’t. That’s his eulogy.