Joker Movie Review


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  • Trent stewart
    Trent stewart  2 days back

    He probably said "I'm not justifying this. But it is a villains story" like 8 times in 2 minutes

    • blue star
      blue star  5 days back


      • Tony Clifton
        Tony Clifton  6 days back

        Arthur Fleck in this movie is a character who has no good memories in life to fall back on, his entire life is tragic. He is certainly not the same as a serial shooter because on the subway he was being brutally beaten. There is an element of revenge concerning his Mother and hateful work associate Randall but it's clouded in psychosis and is partially self defense in itself. His mother is the only death not justified being that he really didn't know if all the allegations against her was embellished to silence her. Excellent movie.

        • Xione08
          Xione08  1 weeks back

          You need to watch the movie again. The ending gives it all away. This is a dark comedy, not a drama. It is a very dark comedy. Furthermore, the movie is a portrayal of fiction 'INSIDE OF' a fictional universe. It does not occur in that reality, but is merely a story (a joke) that the Joker mulls over in his mind. This 'joke' tells you exactly who and what the Joker really is without revealing anything factual about his true past. He's a psychopath. In his mind, 'he' is the hero and always has been. Everyone else is the villain and that's the joke. The people see him as the villain, when actually they are the villains, at least in the Joker's mind.

          • Keino
            Keino  1 weeks back

            I needed to seek out your review for this movie because I settled at, “This is an amazing movie, but it’s not about the Joker we know and love.” It’s normally said with some disappointment. However...if I come from an “elseworld” perspective and “new origin” or “his own thing,” I can digest it much better. Especially since Phoenix may not return to the role, I can see it as a one-off art piece.

            I appreciate your objective perspectives on many things comic books universe. This is the only perspective I have found online (post release) that has helped me figure out how to have seen this movie without feeling like I wanted a different Joker.

            Phoenix kills (pun-intended) in this movie. I never argued that. I just never felt like this was “my Joker” if that makes any sense to a fellow Joker fan. But a “new origin” story makes it feel refreshing. That said, I still wish there were more mastermind incorporated into this origin. Though, I know that wouldn’t fit into this current story arc.

            Anyways, you have no idea how much I appreciate your review. I felt like there were no other true Joker fans left in the world, post Joker movie release.

            • Chronica
              Chronica  1 weeks back

              It seems that nobody in their review of this film realises that Arthur's laugh is not a result of an illness or brain injury. His mother when questioned about her sons abuse at the hands of her boyfriend simply replies that he's a happy boy that always laughs and smiles. This is referring to Arthur being invisible to his mother during those acts of abuse and his screams do not evoke a response from her as she blocks out the traumatic acts. She is in denial and gives no attention to what he is being subjected to. His only defence is to laugh so that he is visible to her in the hope of ending the assault. The psychological damage from his abuse causes Arthur to laugh during traumatic and stressful situations as a defense mechanism; a behaviour learned from childhood to mask his fear and seek help through attention.

              Also, his dancing after a violent altercation isn't because of the enjoyment he feels, but rather its another defence mechanism called avoidance that disconnects him from his actions and allows him to take himself to another place where he feels happy. This detachment is a means of coping with situations that trigger trauma. Its a temporary evasion of reality for protection.

              • denise torres
                denise torres  2 weeks back

                Amazing movie also is that a he man statue???

                • LunaOfTheDarkestNight
                  LunaOfTheDarkestNight  2 weeks back

                  If they can maker movies like the Joker. I wonder if they'll make other DC movies like this?

                  • Toon Bartholome
                    Toon Bartholome  2 weeks back

                    Thank you for liking this movie. I have just seen other reviews that break this movie because joker isn't exactly like in the comics. I loved it as well

                    • Cody373
                      Cody373  2 weeks back

                      Went and saw it earlier today. It was the greatest movie and performance I've ever seen.

                      • Lewis Jones
                        Lewis Jones  2 weeks back

                        It was Zoro The Gay Blade

                        • g mac
                          g mac  3 weeks back

                          Truly heavy but awesome

                          • panda bear
                            panda bear  3 weeks back

                            im not even a comic book fan im not even close yet this movie is so captivating i think it is very memorable...i even have a memory of mark hamil's joker even though i did not religously watch it as a child.

                            • Pablo Sald
                              Pablo Sald  3 weeks back

                              Idk brotha. The acting, the cast dis amazing. Only issue was, if they wanted to elaborate on how or what made the joker. I dont feel his reasons or the scenes where to " sadistic" or reasons to make hime turn into the joker... The laughs are sick AF. The illness is a goo touch also appose to a chemical accident.. Just wanted to see some twisted scenes to " justify" him becoming the JOKER.. Iconic villain, iconic reason to kill the big black bat and everyone else.right?. Cuz some people just want to see the world burn!!!!!!!!

                              • Ledestroyer22
                                Ledestroyer22  3 weeks back

                                Film wise, its a good movie. But everyone needs to stop comparing this movie to other comic book movies. This story could’ve been told without it having to be the Joker

                                • Vision Boi
                                  Vision Boi  3 weeks back

                                  Just watched it with my family. When I asked them if they liked it, they said "Eh, Suicide Squad is better"

                                  I felt utterly betrayed that day.

                                  • Matthew Caligari
                                    Matthew Caligari  3 weeks back

                                    I've watched it 4 times.
                                    It's simply brilliant. (And I'm not even a huge Batman fan)

                                    • Darryus McCoy
                                      Darryus McCoy  3 weeks back

                                      What if they do tie the movie into the DCEU because if you think about it Deadpool and X-Men have a different time frame than the avengers? Or am I wrong?👀🤷🏾‍♂️🤔

                                      • QorinHalfhand.
                                        QorinHalfhand.  3 weeks back

                                        Went to see it a few days ago. Its truly amazing.

                                        • ramboroberto
                                          ramboroberto  3 weeks back

                                          Zorro The Gay Blade!! Bro!!

                                          • EDM FUNNY
                                            EDM FUNNY  4 weeks back

                                            What an amazing experience seeing this. So dark and psycho.

                                            • Jbat
                                              Jbat  4 weeks back

                                              Excellent review, Variant!
                                              I've seen this movie twice and I enjoyed it.

                                              • tingting 2
                                                tingting 2  4 weeks back

                                                How u joker at 50 and Batman 12

                                                • Osvaldo Rodriguez
                                                  Osvaldo Rodriguez  4 weeks back

                                                  I totally agree with the comments about JP deserving an Oscar. I think he delivered a masterpiece with his acting. Regarding "which Joker is better", they way I see it Heath and Joaquin just handled to us the best Jokers we have ever seen. HL's Joker was unstable yet smart and unpredictable but with a purpose behind every action. With JP's Joker, you see a more, if I must say, defensive yer "mentally unstable" (or ill) driven Joker. I loved the movie I would have love for it to have ended with the joker being interviewed by Harley (imagine Margot Robbie at the end). Also, I hope to see an iteration with this Joker and Batman movie. Neither of them reach their full potential alone...

                                                  • Robert Estrada
                                                    Robert Estrada  4 weeks back

                                                    It was ahhhhh yeahhhh ummmm ok

                                                    • Nuno Fernandes
                                                      Nuno Fernandes  4 weeks back

                                                      My one nitpick is how this timeline works out. this joker will be too old by the time batman comes around

                                                      • Uselessly Sexy
                                                        Uselessly Sexy  4 weeks back

                                                        “It was kinda like the M Night Universe”

                                                        Eh, for me that was more like Rouge One into a New hope.

                                                        • Tashjian Simms
                                                          Tashjian Simms  4 weeks back

                                                          The movie sucks I mean I could see him being crazy and killing people but I can’t see him being what the joker really is and a crime lord that’s crazy and kill the people, psycho yeah but the joker so much more than just a psycho, plus y is joker like 40/50 n Bruce like 10 years old. The last 10 mins was great but the movie ova all it was just so boring just like the new chucky movie u could’ve name this anything else n it would’ve been a good movie but when u give it the name joker that’s a lot to live up to fans r craving action entertainment the movie had maybe 2 funny parts how did the guy that made hangover make suck a depressing ass movie #DCSUCKS ... just stop please 😷🤢🤦🏽‍♂️

                                                          • Tashjian Simms
                                                            Tashjian Simms  4 weeks back

                                                            I c other people comments and how they sympathize about mental illnesses and his methods of a broken society but like I said when you make a joke a movie that’s a lot to live up to action entertainment this movie just didn’t have that
                                                            I get the story it works but I hate that we’ll have to wait years to c a part 2 n c if he’ll actually turn n2 the joker we all know n love they pretty much Teased us wit the real joker the last 10 mins of the movie than told us to wait for part 2

                                                        • Mike Neville
                                                          Mike Neville  4 weeks back

                                                          The 'Joker' movie is EXACTLY why I prefer DC to Marvel. I love the DARKNESS!!!!

                                                          • kent leonhart
                                                            kent leonhart  4 weeks back

                                                            Jared Leto is the best Joker.

                                                            Change my mind.

                                                            Just kidding. I bet that got your attention. 😋

                                                            • Troy TheMighty
                                                              Troy TheMighty  4 weeks back

                                                              They should have put some sort of disclaimer before the credits that real life violence should never be taken out as a result of your own struggles and the things people do to you

                                                              • crunchy taco horny nigga

                                                                One of my favorite parts about this movie is that we see that he can’t spell so “I hope my death makes more cents than my life” can be him meaning cents as in currency, or sense as in whatever the definition for sense is

                                                                • Shahrukh Knight-99
                                                                  Shahrukh Knight-99  4 weeks back

                                                                  A masterpiece movie a phenomenal performance from Joaquin this movie deserves all the success in the world. I watched it twice.

                                                                  • Nathan Matthew
                                                                    Nathan Matthew  4 weeks back

                                                                    It was a good film, but I didn't like what they did with Thomas Wayne, and it maybe wasn't comic-bookie for me....
                                                                    Though it was a decent film and a great performance

                                                                    • OrbitOnceAround
                                                                      OrbitOnceAround  4 weeks back

                                                                      I really don’t like the fact you keep repeating the word ‘crazy’ to emphasize his disorder because it was more complex than that.

                                                                      • Raven S.J.
                                                                        Raven S.J.  4 weeks back

                                                                        Every sane person ever: Joker's gonna get an Oscar.
                                                                        Woke Oscars: Hold my Beer..

                                                                        • R3kt fox
                                                                          R3kt fox  4 weeks back

                                                                          The media criticizes the joker because they see themselves and pieces of societal problems in it. They want to blame this movie because it's to real for them n they need something to blame current and future sociatel problems on

                                                                          • Geppetto The RattPack OG
                                                                            Geppetto The RattPack OG  1 months back

                                                                            Honest question. Who DIDN'T walk out of that movie speechless? I think I went out clapping, of course not loud enough to get some unwanted attention but I still clapped. I mean the Joker is my favourite comic book villain and I was honestly skeptical how this movie would be but it was beyond my Imagination!

                                                                            • Saadon Aksah
                                                                              Saadon Aksah  1 months back

                                                                              I find it depressing 😒😒

                                                                              • BlacKNyT
                                                                                BlacKNyT  1 months back

                                                                                Anybody with money can be Batman. But it takes the real stuff to be joker.

                                                                                • Michael Vasquez
                                                                                  Michael Vasquez  1 months back

                                                                                  Stop why are you trying to be so politically correct when there wasn't that much violence in the movie at all? All these PC people these days

                                                                                  • Evan Sinclair
                                                                                    Evan Sinclair  1 months back

                                                                                    We need a bane movie now

                                                                                    • Mary R
                                                                                      Mary R  1 months back

                                                                                      I really liked it. But I’m slightly afraid that non-comic fans will now call this the Joker’s origin or say that Arthur Fleck is his real name

                                                                                      • Tony Ski
                                                                                        Tony Ski  1 months back

                                                                                        I think his laugh card was a fake I think it was to cover up how dark he really is.

                                                                                        • Kody Nicholson
                                                                                          Kody Nicholson  1 months back

                                                                                          Hard to compare the two. Heath was so good as well. Obviously. But what I’d really like to know is how great he could’ve been if the dark knight was a joker staring movie. Being the main character. Instead of just a supporting actor. This is better but it’s hard to say Heath would’ve have been better than this. Given a proper chance.

                                                                                          • Kody Nicholson
                                                                                            Kody Nicholson  1 months back

                                                                                            The Dark Knight was a crime drama that happened to have super hero’s and villains. The Joker is a physiological thriller that happens to star a super villain.

                                                                                            • Badre Bally
                                                                                              Badre Bally  1 months back

                                                                                              I think a lot of the critics miss the point that the film isn't trying to turn the Joker into a "hero", it's more a tragic story of how society's flaws has made a man's life fall off the deep end and both sides mistake his actions, one side see him as a sociopath who enjoys causing chaos, the other see him as a champion in cause against the establishment, in reality he's just a mentally unstable man who let the cruelty of life make him go down the deep end. It's basically it's that classic one bad day concept from Alan Moore's Batman story The Killing Joke.

                                                                                              • Robyn Vorsa
                                                                                                Robyn Vorsa  1 months back

                                                                                                Best movie of the year.