Some theaters are now going to crack down on costumes with face masks and fake weapons. Which is so thoroughly missing the point … argh.
This is awful. I’ve been kind of shell shocked since I heard about it. But that sort of response doesn’t help. This isn’t about the movie, or midnight showings, or violent films, or even necessarily guns (though that’s far more connected than anything else I’ve listed). This is something smaller with a much tighter context; no less horrible for that, but demanding of more complex and restrained responses.