Dark Knight Rises Massacre shooter James Holmes allegedly reached out to Pimp My Ride star “Diggity” Dave Aragon about his sh*tty-looking, violent Batman rip-off movie. How did Holmes (or anyone for that matter) even uncover this gem of a terrible movie? Maybe they’re on the same bad-hair mailing list. Aragon says that Holmes “watched the trailer more than 100 times” (okay, yeah sure Diggity) and asked about how many people Batman kills.
Aragon told KNX 1070’s Charles Feldman that a man identifying himself as “James Holmes” called him the month before the shootings and peppered him with questions about the trailer and the upcoming film. Holmes showed a particular interest in the violent aspects of the film — which depicts Batman as a vengeance-prone vigilante who guns down bad guys, in stark contrast to the “Dark Knight” version of the superhero, who declines to pack heat.
“He would tell me what he really liked about the trailer. He kept pressing if I could give him more information on the story. He wanted to know how many people Batman kills,” Aragon told Feldman. “He wanted to know if it was selective killing. Does he make a list of people he wants to kill, or is it a mass body count?”
How is this B-Movie even being made legally? The costume is an exact replica of the one used in the Nolan films! Then add weird space-punk chicks, a fat rat dude, cholos, and a Nazi rave? Count me out. Not to mention that this whole “James Holmes adored my trailer” thing smells like a cheap way to gain some viral marketing traction regarding the film. Capitalizing off of a tragedy? Pretty lame.