Joaquin Phoenix-starrer Joker was introduced amid safety issues. While the celebrity has received excellent reviews for his portrayal of the iconic Batman protagonist, the movie was facing flak amid fears it might trigger violence.
And since the controversy surrounding the movie will not die down, it’s been struck with another setback.
The last two screenings of this film in the Century Huntington Beach and XD theater in the Bella Terra shopping center had been canceled after officers were delivered into the scene. The showings declared on Friday. The Huntington Beach Police Department said in a statement it had obtained information about a danger to the Century Theatre in reaction to the launching of the DC movie.
“The police department believed the threat was credible enough to supply a uniformed presence in the theatre,” the announcement said.
“As the study continued, our officers worked with the directors of the theatre, who determined they’d cancel the last two showings of this film and shut the theatre from an abundance of caution. Depending on the evaluation, also in working with theater direction, it had been ascertained that the theatre could safely reopen and resume normal functioning,” the announcement added. The authorities didn’t disclose any details regarding the character of the hazard.
Even though the screenings declared, the authorities stated that”The Huntington Beach Police Department provides patrols in Century Theatre for the remainder of this weekend”
“We’re operating in conjunction with the theatre’s management in addition to mall security to offer a safe environment to the general public. This incident is now under evaluation, and no additional details will be supplied,” the authorities included.
The film’s major topics of psychological illness and its connection to violence have induced theaters and law enforcement to fret about the message Joker is sending. Joker includes a new spin on the comic book character’s origin story, also follows an aspiring live-in comic named Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) whose mental wellbeing problems escalate, finally leading him into a life of criminality.
‘Joker’ additionally obtained an eight-minute standing ovation at its Venice Film Festival premiere.