New 'Joker' Movie Receives Backlash- Theaters Warn Parents About Violence

Updated: Oct 3, 2019

The new ‘Joker’ movie is set to be released on Friday, October 4th, and apparently- it’s no joke.

Although the movie hasn’t been released yet, according to reports it arguably “the most controversial film of the year.” The film, “offers a grounded portrayal of the titular Joker (Joaquin Phoenix) as a loner who feels mistreated by society and escalates to acts of violence against the wealthy and becomes a hero of sorts to the working class.”

You may want to take precaution before you allow your children to see this one. The movie is Rated R and that’s for good reason. The movie sparked some concerns for one specific theater and that theater is sending out warning messages. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema released a statement, “Parental warning (this is not a joke),” begins the message. “Joker is Rated R and for good reason. There’s lots of very, very rough language, brutal violence, and overall bad vibes.”

The statement continues, “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.”

The movie is expected to be so intense, the theater announced it will be adding additional security on the opening weekend. The movie is reminiscent of real world violence, and it would spark more violence.

Let’s hope not! Check out the trailer above. Will you be going to see it this Friday?