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Joker (2019 Movie)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Sam Favate, Jun 13, 2018.

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  1. DavidJ

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    I think there's room for a variety of different Joker origin stories.

    For all intents and purposes, Batman's is set in stone. Sure, some have mucked with the details - like 1989 making Jack the killer - but all involve dead parents in an alleyway. Not a lot of variation involved.

    Joker's roots have been much more fluid, so I think anything goes.

    I also like the absence of explanation in "DK" but find more formal origin stories interesting as well.

    Honestly, I enjoy all things Bat, so bring it on! :)
     
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    I don’t regret seeing Joker. It wasn’t entirely my cup of tea but I appreciated the effort.
     
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    Just saw the film this weekend. Well made, works as a piece of film art, Phoenix phenomenal...but a little too grim and bleak for me, with little catharsis at the end.

    That said, here’s a thought that I don’t think I’ve seen mentioned:

    We’ve been clued in that Arthur is an unreliable narrator (his “relationship” with neighbor Beetz). What if... the ending (or maybe even the whole movie) is a delusion? Probably unlikely... but just a thought!
     
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    Yeah, there's been a lot of discussion along the lines of your spoilerized comments...
     
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    Thanks Colin! Will look for it...
     
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    Finally saw this today and thoroughly enjoyed it. A really well-made film. I had reservations going in but its arthouse nature won me over before long, and I had little problem with the tone (though two instances of violence were a bit much). Phoenix did a great job but I feel the direction and editing did half the lifting in selling his performance, which made for a terrific combo in a film like this.

    A pretty bold move putting out a clearly distinctive film such as this one. In its own way it's really as distinctive as the Nolan Batmans IMO. The only weaker point that sticks out after a few hours is:

    The lack of change in Arthur's state of mind once he goes off his meds. I understand they wanted to give us an intense guy from the get-go but it seemed like a missed opportunity to more smoothly deevolve him.
     
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