"Following its unveiling at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the first teaser trailer for Joker has now been revealed online, giving us a gritty look into a new take on the Clown Prince of Crime's origin.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Warner Bros. will unleash Joker in theaters on October 4th."
I really don't know how I feel about this. If this was a movie about a man's decent into madness by any other name, I might be more interested, but I'm so stuck in lore and canon that it makes it hard for me to really get into this.
If I don't see it in theaters, I will definitely check it out on BD.
"With its “R” rating for “strong bloody violence” and “disturbing behavior,” director Todd Phillips‘ Joker is guaranteed to be quite unlike any movie we’ve seen from the DC Universe to date. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck, a man on the road to becoming a monster. Taking over from the likes of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, Phoenix is our new Joker.
Fleck’s descent into greasepaint-coated madness is highlighted in today’s final trailer for the film, which you’ll find below. If this trailer is any indication, Phoenix’s portrayal of the iconic villain could go down in history as the downright *scariest* depiction of the character to date.
Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study."
Post by MacReadyOrNot on Feb 4, 2020 16:38:05 GMT -5
I have no issues with anyone liking this movie, but, for me personally, I don't think this movie should have been nominated for 11 Academy Awards. Maybe only for make-up and costume, to be honest.
The composer at the Golden Globes even said something to the extent that she couldn't remember her score to the movie.
Todd Phillips steals from better movies you should watch instead, like The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver, among other similar flicks.
Not that other films don't steal.
This one is just too bland for me. Nothing new. Nothing spectacular or outstanding.
Joaquin Phoenix's performance is not his best. He's been better in films like Walk the Line, Inherent Vice, Her, and even, in my opinion, The Village. Heath Ledger's Joker is still one to be beat.
I'm not against popular movies being nominated for an Oscar or even ending up winning if that happens. I would have been completely fine with Logan winning Best Picture or even Mad Max: Fury World for their years.
I don't think this should be a shut out like when Return of the King won all those Oscars. That shouldn't have been a shut out then either. I still prefer Fellowship the best. Not that the rest of the series doesn't have their merits.
Joker is by no means the worst movie of 2019, or any other year for that matter. It's just disappointing, to me.
By the time I was interested in the movie it was over.
I hope the sequel is better.
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