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Joker

Boomer

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I'm really looking forward to this. The early reviews are running hot and cold, though. Great comments about Joaquin Phoenix's performance, but very negative ones about the movie’s cynical message.

 

whaleshark

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This looks intense, like something you'd see only once because it's good but draining at the same time. Joaquin Phoenix does seem amazing here.
 

Zack T

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The negative comments on how harsh it is make me want to see it more, honestly. I LOVE dark and gritty, and everything about this seems like it'll be for me. I absolutely love good villains and seeing descents into madness, that's why I loved Breaking Bad so much, or the Following, or why Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge Of The Sith is my favorite Star Wars.

So yea, let's do it.
 

didge

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I haven't been good at and reviewing movies lately, but then, this trailer makes me look forward to October. Negative comments will always be there, but the best way to form an opinion is by getting first-hand experience.
 

Wild4U

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The negative comments on how harsh it is make me want to see it more, honestly. I LOVE dark and gritty, and everything about this seems like it'll be for me. I absolutely love good villains and seeing descents into madness, that's why I loved Breaking Bad so much, or the Following, or why Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge Of The Sith is my favorite Star Wars.

So yea, let's do it.
With a logical plot and characters, villain stories can be more compelling than the regular ones. It feels like a journey to better understand humans and the evilness we each hold.

As my friends usually say, don't trust reviews too much. I read that the movie won a price in the film festival it premiered, so I'd say let's give it a try. I wonder why they say it's a standalone movie, though.
 

DandyMandy

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I was stoked to see it, but was so disappointed in the end. It was like watching a group from 4Chan. The Joker just seemed like a disgruntled white male who thinks he's not receiving his due in life - the right to break the rules and have pretty women in his bed. It was a cringefest.
 

Wild4U

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I was stoked to see it, but was so disappointed in the end. It was like watching a group from 4Chan. The Joker just seemed like a disgruntled white male who thinks he's not receiving his due in life - the right to break the rules and have pretty women in his bed. It was a cringefest.
Oh, man, that's discouraging. I was trying to keep myself positive after the previous comment, but I guess there's really something wrong about the movie. Do you think the issue was more about directing than the actor?
 

DandyMandy

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I think it definitely had more to do with the writing and directing side which seemed to revel in it. I expected something gritty, but that was something else.
 

whaleshark

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Still haven’t seen it, but it's been interesting seeing the divide between critics and the audience. It's pretty stark on Rotten Tomatoes, 60-something percent from critics but close to 90 percent from site users. I also wonder how this Joker portrayal compares to Heath Ledger's..
 

Wild4U

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I think it definitely had more to do with the writing and directing side which seemed to revel in it. I expected something gritty, but that was something else.
That's too bad, but what's done is done. At least it's nice to hear that it's not an issue with the actor. I bet he was under pressure because of the spectacular portrayal by Ledger before him (who probably sent the character to a new level of popularity).

I think I'll just wait for this one on DVD. Are you going to see it soon @whaleshark ?
 

whaleshark

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Yeah, I want to see it soon! I heard that Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2" is on the soundtrack. Not the best choice.
 
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