Alamo Drafthouse Puts Out Warning To Parents About New Joker Film
There has been plenty of talk about Todd Phillip's new Joker film, and Alamo Drafthouse theaters are warning parents about taking kids to see the film. The reviews are in for Todd Phillips' "Joker" film and actor Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of the iconic comic villain. The film has an extremely high audience score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, but a lower score with the critics at 69%. The highly anticipated film opened in theaters last night, but one movie theater chain is warning parents about taking children to see the film. Alamo Drafthouse released a photo on their social media pages addressing the controversial film:
“Parental warning (this is not a joke), Joker is Rated R and for good reason. There’s lots of very, very rough language, brutal violence, and overall bad vibes. 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.”
At the end of the message, Alamo playfully adds, “There’s no Batman.”
Alamo previously announced that they would be adding additional security due to concerns about the movie inspiring real-life violence, according to Entertainment Weekly.