Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Suitable only for 15 years and over

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.
A mass shooting - which killed 12 people - took place during a screening of the Batman film 'The Dark Knight Rises' in the US in 2012. The film remained on release in cinemas.

Earlier this year, towards the end of November, Vue and Showcase Cinemas decided to pull a film called 'Blue Story' after a fight broke out at a Vue cinema in Birmingham. Blue Story is a film in which one group of disenfranchised black teenagers from Peckham is at war with another group of similarly disenfranchised black teenagers from Deptford.

According to police, two schoolgirls, a boy and a man were arrested and seven police officers were left with minor injuries. The young people arrested did not meet Blue Story’s 15 age certificate.

According to the incorrigibly left-wing Daily Telegraph, "families queuing to watch the opening night of Frozen 2 at the cinema were horrified when a fight between three girls escalated into major disorder at 5.30pm".

In Blue Story's defence, it probably wasn’t that movie’s content because the film hadn’t actually started at that point. Also nobody was killed.

Reading between the lines, the fight might well have broken out between girls in the queue for Disney's Frozen 2. Screenings of Frozen 2 were not curtailed.

I wonder why Blue Story got it in the neck? Here's the trailer, any guesses?

2019 in a nutshell; a year we are well shot of. (Of which we are well shot?)

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