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Joker review

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posted on Oct, 20 2019 @ 03:07 PM
Phoenix was brilliant in this film. It was deeply disturbing to watch and had a huge impact on me. Which is quite rare for a film to accomplish these days. I went into it not really expecting much. Initially when I saw the promo pictures of him in the makeup I thought it looked kinda stupid, but after seeing it I was really impressed.

The characters portrayal of mental illness and decent into madness was so well done. The soundtrack, the cinematography was all perfect. This wasn’t a comic book movie. It was so much more than that.

Phoenix definitely deserves a nomination for this role. It’s some of his best work to date.

posted on Oct, 20 2019 @ 03:21 PM
a reply to: CallmeRaskolnikov

The amount of weight he shed for the roll was frightening in those scenes where he was topless and bearing on his back

posted on Oct, 20 2019 @ 06:04 PM
I went into the theatre a die hard Heath Ledger fan and a completely unappreciative viewer of anything Joaquin Phoenix has done to date.
I walked out in awe of the genius of the movie itself and his portrayal of the Joker was way above any expectations I could have imagined.
His character was, so believable and real to me...that I felt for him. Despite the graphic violence he felt compelled to understand why. It really does delve deeply into the psyche of someone who endured horrible abuse as a child and raised by a psychotic mother and combine that with society in the time frame of the film and it creates a recipe for someone to snap.
I felt empathy Arthur. I'm sure many who see the movie feel the same and that doesn't condone the violence but maybe gives us all a deeper understanding of those who battle demons every single day.

posted on Oct, 20 2019 @ 06:10 PM
a reply to: stonerwilliam

Seriously! He looked completely emaciated. He looked sickly with his ribs and spine jutting out like that. Now that’s some dedication.

Reminded me of Christian bale’s character from The Mechanic. He weighed like 100lbs in that movie, which is another good one, worth a watch if you haven’t seen it. One of his lesser known films, but really good.

I think he got the role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins after that movie and he had to put on a ton of muscle weight for that role after losing so much weight for The Mechanic. He was actually on the border of jeopardizing his health.

posted on Oct, 20 2019 @ 06:20 PM
a reply to: AccessDenied

Some of the best movie villains are the ones you can relate to in one way or another.
You know the joker turns out to be a brutal killer but you can have some empathy for how he was turned into a killer.

posted on Oct, 21 2019 @ 12:17 PM

originally posted by: Bluntone22
That was a fricken good movie.
Joaquin Phoenix has to be a top contender of an Oscar and the film should be right there at the top of the list too.

It's amazing how you can feel this man losing his humanity right in front of your eyes.
The violence aspect has been blown way out of proportion by the media in my opinion. He kills a total of three men in this film, yes, it's not for the faint of heart.
Oddly enough nobody is mentioning the blood bath in John wick.. Countless brutal deaths.

Twenty years ago the joker was created by a vat of chemicals.
In 2019 the joker is created in something far worse, a vat of society.
This movie puts a spotlight on the problem of mental illness.

Ignore the paid critics on this one and go see the joker.

I wholeheartedly agree. The acting in here is TOP NOTCH... the story is original and they took the cartoony aspect out of the character. Very dark, dramatic and gritty. The violence is fitting/key to the story and subject matter. GO SEE THIS FILM... forget all the #METOO/safe space idiots.. this is a very entertaining movie.

posted on Oct, 21 2019 @ 04:24 PM
a reply to: Bluntone22

Disturbing but brilliant filmmaking.

posted on Oct, 21 2019 @ 04:51 PM
a reply to: Bluntone22

Just returned from watching this - it was BRILLIANT! I was filled with every emotion during the movie, including laughter a few times. But the main emotion was dread, extreme sadness and I was very disturbed at times. All the pieces of the story came together in a great manner, they just slid together as if no effort. And yes, I am left wondering about a few scenes. But, that is all I will say as I don't want to cause any spoilers.

I want to see it again right now. Simply amazing.

posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 07:49 PM
a reply to: hiddeninsite

I just saw this myself, last night, and my reaction was similar to yours.

I had been wanting to see this movie for weeks, and finally talked my wife and teenage son into seeing it with me.

When I left the theatre, I was dysphoric, not happy, wondering wtf just happened. IT is not a feel good movie.

But, I have thought about everything in the film for the 24 hours since, and I am very glad I DID see this film. The best movies make you think, and this Joker certainly does that, in spades!

It is dark, and twisted, and there were times that were uncomfortable to watch, and I was hoping that these particular scenes would pass more quickly, initially. Now, however, I am glad to have watched every second.

This is not a movie for the lighthearted, and NOT a romantic movie you should take someone on for a 'first date' for sure!

But, in every way, it was epic in the end. Bravo. Totally.

posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 09:56 PM
a reply to: Fowlerstoad

I am with you on that. It was so very disturbing to see the way he spiralled. Again, I don't want to say too much for those who haven't seen it yet.

This is an instant classic. I just loved, but yet felt repulsed by the main character, while also having such compassion. It is one of the few movies that I was able to sit through completely entranced and lost all track of time.

You said it: Epic!!!

posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 09:57 PM
a reply to: Bluntone22
So the joker movie came out eh?

Most likely going to watch it. There was a thread around here about it when the teaser trailer was out. The joker has been done so many times from the movies were batman had batnipples on his bat suit, with Jack Nicholson and the wacky joker to Heath Ledger's joker. Which by the way, would be pretty dam hard to beat Heath Ledgers joker.

There bound to run out of personas for the joker. I thought they would do a mix of the whole one bad day riff and turn it into something else. By the reviews looks about right, cant wait to watch it. Maybe will watch it today.

Looks entertaining, if albeit not so comical and jovial in the jokers usual way, more of a macabre serious film.

But even in the comic books the joker just makes # up on the fly about his origin story anyways, or depending one which writer did which comic. But then again maybe should not watch it, looks sort of depressing. Watch the movie on a rainy day.

Ah! Heres the thread on the teaser trailer from months ago.
JOKER- Teaser trailer.

posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 10:47 PM
Phoenix was brilliant.
DeNiro sucked.

Parts of the movie felt hollowed out, but, it is definitely worth seeing, imo.

posted on Oct, 28 2019 @ 10:54 PM
Well I seen it yesterday. Dont know what the hoopla is about. The movie was good. Not great, but good, its alright, seems a bit rushed in some parts. I see why some are up in arms about it, the whole pill popping mental thing, may be a bit to close to home for some. Everybody is so cereal.

But in all, I think Heath Ledgers joker was better. Mark Hamil though, may go down not for Luke Skywalker, but for the joker in the 90s batman show. Also both were way more funnier then this joker. Or at least they had more puns.

Though they took liberties with the whole origin story, both the jokers and Bruce Wayne's.

But ya, seems like another take on the the whole "one bad day" joke.

And I suppose all origins, are better when there multiple choice.

posted on Nov, 1 2019 @ 08:56 PM
The timeline changed a lot. I thought Batman and the Joker were around the same age. In Joker Bruce is about 20 years younger than the Joker.
And they could also be brothers.

posted on Nov, 7 2019 @ 06:17 AM
Saw it last night. Pretty good movie. I can understand why he is the way he is.

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