If you weren't aware that The Dark Knight Rises, the latest Batman movie, opened up today, Friday, June 20th, you are probably aware of this fact now that a massacre has occurred in Colorado at a midnight showing of the new movie.
This has put a damper on things in our home. As you can see in the photo above, Kelsi, our 14-year-old, has been really looking forward to seeing The Dark Knight Rises. However, we never attend opening day viewings, and we usually only go to the movie theaters once or twice a year. What we typically end up doing is waiting until the movie is released to DVD on Netflix and then watching it in our ClearPlay DVD player so that swearing, innuendo, and inappropriate content and scenes are filtered out.
I did promise her that I would post these photos here on Joy In Our Journey for you all. However, after I woke up this morning and watched the morning news, I wasn't too keen about sharing Kelsi's photos with you.
Then, I reminded myself that although my daughter likes to have fun with movies from time to time, she isn't mentally ill, isn't familiar with how to make bombs, and she hasn't blurred fantasy with reality in an evil way that would make her a danger to society.
So, after praying for the many families who have been horribly affected by the massacre in Colorado, I respectfully show you a safe and fun way of looking forward to the release of a new superhero movie!
The rain washed this away after it had been displayed for a couple of days...but Kelsi enjoyed it while it lasted!
No, Kelsi doesn't call her daddy "Bane" or think he's an evil criminal. Well, at least not most of the time.
Now, this was probably the only thing that Kelsi did which wasn't maybe so much on the nice side. She planned, with my permission, to get up early and chalk her face to look like the Joker. When it was time to make sure Brittany was awake, she wanted to be the one to wake her little sister up that morning. Brittany was mad at her for it, but she's 12 years old, so no, this didn't scar her for life. I wouldn't have let Kelsi do this to her younger sister if she had been quite a bit younger, had night terrors, or often had bad dreams.
The last thing she did to have fun with the new superhero movie coming out was to dress up like Catwoman. It was "Superhero Dress Up Day" for the 5-Day Bible club she helps out with, so she chose to make her own Catwoman costume, since she didn't want to dress up like a man. She designed and sewed the mask and the cat ears herself.
Myself? I'm not really into the superhero movies. I guess I'd personally rather watch something like Downton Abbey or some other BBC drama. But that's just me.
Our family will be praying for the affected families in Colorado and the United States who have had their loved ones viciously wounded. And I will continue praying that while having fun with movie themes and characters, our family will never cross the line from appropriate fun to a dangerous mix of fantasy and reality.
Hi! I'm Julieanne!