JOKER and The Quest for Recognition – Wisecrack Quick Take


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  • Wisecrack
    Wisecrack   1 months back

    Check out our companion article on Joker ►► What do you think??

    • Brad Wang
      Brad Wang  3 weeks back

      @Joe Canadian indeed 😎

    • Joe Canadian
      Joe Canadian  3 weeks back

      @Brad Wang lol np, it's all good. Shitty titty, that's funny. I don't mind swearing like in Angry Video Game Nerd videos because it's meant to be funny, but it bothers me when people swear just for the sake of it; I can't imagine it having any impact in the positive for them and rather prevents people from subscribing. "Hey this guy swears all the time for no good reason, subscribed!" lol

    • Brad Wang
      Brad Wang  3 weeks back

      @Jeremy Cline I just got done posting a long winded comment about this. They do seem to be starving huh? Lmao 😂

      I'm sick and fucking tired of all these sellouts wasting my time and everyone else's time pushing garbage that they most likely have never used themselves or even heard about until the company contacted them about placing an ad. What a bunch of despicable losers.

    • Brad Wang
      Brad Wang  3 weeks back

      @Joe Canadian lol, jk Joe. Hope you understood the sarcasm and it made you smile. Sorry for swearing at you but it was an essential part of the joke.

    • Brad Wang
      Brad Wang  3 weeks back

      @Joe Canadian What the hell in the shitty titty twisters are you talking about? That makes no god damned fuckin' sense at all.... craptacular performance.

  • BMoney8600
    BMoney8600  3 hours back

    I didn’t know how to feel after seeing Joker but shit the movie was incredible. Joker is definitely one of my favorite movies that I have seen this year.

    • Sy Husada
      Sy Husada  6 hours back

      I thought it would be "Breaking Bad"-ish, but ended up more like Stephen King's Carrie, in smoother small steps. It moved organically, as if you could replace Arthur with anyone who might have had similar conditions and it would be not far from that. Arthur was just unlucky that he was Arthur. Like, there was not a lot of intentions and plans and objectives and desires thrown around to move the story. Most were reactions, bumps, frictions between humans that could have gone painful or not so painful, but still bad enough to have a need for a strange strong and long laugh.

      • Hunter9Nine
        Hunter9Nine  19 hours back

        The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. – William James

        • Maitri
          Maitri  20 hours back

          Awful. For a movie who’s main character is etched in the minds of fans as living at the heights of mania this film falls flat.

          • Thomas Daka
            Thomas Daka  23 hours back

            What was most horrifying about this movie is that this could easily be anyone. Arthur was no special guy, just quirks built on flaws.

            • Arturo Núñez
              Arturo Núñez  1 days back

              Please do Nocturnal Animals

              • kevin perry
                kevin perry  2 days back

                I think it tries too hard to stand alone away from the canon and the Wayne’s murder is shoehorned in for a potential sequel. Phoenix makes it his own and carries it, but with the level of realism this movie carries it’s going to be hard to apply a “superhero” like Batman in any sequel.

                • Farhan Sadeed
                  Farhan Sadeed  3 days back

                  Person - Hey, man can you pass the TV remote ?
                  Wisecrack - In ancient Egypt, before the advent of TV remotes the Pharaohs used to. ........
                  Person - Dude , just give the remote already :/

                  • G Reyes
                    G Reyes  3 days back

                    Can we get a deep or dumb for taxi driver?

                    • Melon Bellon
                      Melon Bellon  3 days back

                      How was his girlfriend a delusional

                      • Roy Mind
                        Roy Mind  3 days back

                        I RECENTLY reached the point in my life where I start Questioning, and this is the reason why...

                        • Roy Mind
                          Roy Mind  3 days back

                          Beautiful Human beings, I found a way to help try and make people understand why we should all go to therapy

                          • Dustin Chen
                            Dustin Chen  3 days back

                            Welcome to democracy

                            • Emil Smith
                              Emil Smith  4 days back

                              That bespoke stuff seems like an excellent way of consuming stuff I don’t need! How can I consume the earth’s limited resources faster? - try bespoke post! If you love shopping but don’t need anything specific try a monthly box of bullshit

                              • dojokonojo
                                dojokonojo  6 days back

                                The whole movement that the Joker accidentally started reminded me somewhat of the French Revolution in how the starving, overtaxed, and oppressed-by-rich-aristocrats poor got really mad and in their own quest for recognition cheered on the reign of terror under Robespierre which The Dark Knight Rises mirrors somewhat. The French have a habit of angry political rioting.

                                • MisterCharlton
                                  MisterCharlton  6 days back

                                  The first three guys deserved it

                                  • Neo D
                                    Neo D  7 days back

                                    Now I know why is movie is banned in China.

                                    • Chris Blahblahh
                                      Chris Blahblahh  1 weeks back

                                      For me Arthur is just a mentally ill person looking for genuine help. He lives in a broken society where the only thing he finds is violence against him, he gradually looses hope in society and at the same time looses all moral values. Everything is just a joke.

                                      So I think the movie is about how the society of Gotham City created him, his monologue is a reflection of the society he lives in, and not about him being an model for anyone .

                                      • Bartholomew Gander
                                        Bartholomew Gander  1 weeks back

                                        Where is Jared? :/

                                        • ChannelDown
                                          ChannelDown  1 weeks back

                                          B O T T O M T E X T

                                          • Hoggar Krababbel
                                            Hoggar Krababbel  1 weeks back

                                            00:38 "There's also the fact that director Todd Phillips is overtly going against comic lore by giving the character a definitive backstory."

                                            That is such a wrong observation. You get a backstory first, just to find out that you still don't know who he really is and neither does The Joker himself. That was the point!

                                            • Will Douglas
                                              Will Douglas  2 weeks back

                                              History is cyclical and representative of the general attitude of the people, and if anyone has observed the cinema style of the 70s, those people were sick and tired of what was going on politically. Until Star Wars cheered everyone up, but now that’s a corporate husk of its former self too. Media shapes and is shaped by the times. Joker (maybe even accidentally) comments on the similarities between then and now, similar times of political outrage with the current trend of every movie having to display some kind of political agenda, usually a virtue signalling overcorrection through the use of social justice propaganda. The outright declaration by Arthur that he is not at all politically inclined informs of the lost movie audience’s potential take on the current status, where everyone has to pick a side and make a statement through their creativity. We are individuals, not puppets for corporations to weaponise on social media. We don’t care about your politics and we are not their soldiers. We want to be recognised as individuals.

                                              • TheJonas973
                                                TheJonas973  2 weeks back

                                                Ngl was hoping this would go into the more controversial aspects of the movie, but still a great video as always

                                                • Aten Tut
                                                  Aten Tut  2 weeks back

                                                  Where’s the Ginger att?

                                                  • Aten Tut
                                                    Aten Tut  2 weeks back

                                                    De Niro T A X I D R I V E R

                                                    • SHUBHAM PATIL
                                                      SHUBHAM PATIL  2 weeks back

                                                      For God sake it's not a definitive back story it's all in his head

                                                      • ed rosa
                                                        ed rosa  2 weeks back

                                                        "there is alot to unpack in this film..." - understatement of the year.

                                                        • Ethic Ethnic
                                                          Ethic Ethnic  2 weeks back

                                                          I always saw similarities between Joker, and Ryan Coogler’s Killmonger or NJadaka character in Black Panther. as many civil rights activists like MLK Jr would sometimes say: ”African peasants”. This version of joker was failed by a broken or “doing what it was intending to do system” (Ava Duvernet). To be African or native American in the United States is to be a double or triple minority. Systemically poor because of intentional legacy of foundational policies, anti-people of color prejudice, and if you’re a woman all three burdens. If Joker had been Black and/or a woman (Latino, hispanic, Caribbean, North American or otherwise) historically his situation would have been worse. Killmonger was a black war vet disturbed and Abandoned by the system. A system that doesn’t have a history of treating blacks or veterans fairly.

                                                          • James Guthrie
                                                            James Guthrie  2 weeks back

                                                            Trump knows what people wanted, and he gave it to them.

                                                            • Tylrdurdn99
                                                              Tylrdurdn99  2 weeks back

                                                              Formal request for a video on philosophy of joaquin phoenix ? Mayhaps ? :-x.

                                                              • JC
                                                                JC  2 weeks back

                                                                Interesting take
                                                                The way i see it is that
                                                                The entire point of the film is that everything is politicized nowadays but nobody at least in the film actually cares about the people suffering.
                                                                Todd Phillips explicitly made this movie because he thought he couldn't make comedies anymore without people politicizing them, trying to add a political intent or angle.
                                                                Don't believe me? Look around at all the controversy surrounding this very film and the articles being pushed, the media seemingly perpetuating violence.
                                                                Arthur has individual personal problems and nobody cares. Arthur is a mentally ill man whose killings are politicized and he’s made a figurehead for a movement
                                                                he doesn’t believe in. They are slapping the intent of a person's actions to their characters which reflects what happens especially in the field of comedy nowadays.
                                                                The rioters and the media politicized his NON political act of self defense and Murray brings him on tv to
                                                                exploit his weirdness. It was obvious that he was going
                                                                to shoot himself at the talk show but in the middle of the bit he realized how everyone just wants to use him without actually caring about him and
                                                                he finally embraced it.

                                                                It's not about any particular social or specific political idea like healthcare or mental illness or classism. It's irrelevant to Arthur,
                                                                he says so himself by the end of the film. Ironically it is a bold film because it DOESN'T commit to these things or take a stance on any of these things
                                                                because so much art nowadays is obsessed with doing so and we are too especially it in 2019. It's bold for what it chooses not to say but rather chooses to display.
                                                                It is not about specific political ideology and it's pretty damn sad that we are so desperate to frame it that way.
                                                                The truth is the film has a greater message than all of that. Joker transcends politics, it's studies human nature and society, a film that speaks to the individual
                                                                and their deepest and darkest insecurities about the world and our selves and our place in it.

                                                                To put it simply, it's about failing to have empathy and failing to understand each other, failing to see pass ourselves and how those failures can so easily turn to anger,
                                                                trauma, vengeance and tragedy for anyone no matter where you start in life, mentally ill, rich, poor and etc.

                                                                • Andres Pinzon useche
                                                                  Andres Pinzon useche  2 weeks back

                                                                  Que tal muchachos estudiando o q

                                                                  • beatlesman Nick
                                                                    beatlesman Nick  2 weeks back

                                                                    Hey, please do philosophy of Parasite (Korean movie)!

                                                                    • Jered Green
                                                                      Jered Green  2 weeks back

                                                                      The 80's? I thought it was pretty clear the movie took place in the 70's

                                                                      • Jewel Rose
                                                                        Jewel Rose  2 weeks back

                                                                        I saw the Joker as a movie about the need to recognise and treat mental illnesses. And the consequences of not treating mental illness

                                                                        • Brandon A. English
                                                                          Brandon A. English  2 weeks back

                                                                          The Joker film doesn't even give him a definitive origin story, as it might all be in his head and we have no way of knowing for sure what, if anything, was real.

                                                                          • 1822138
                                                                            1822138  2 weeks back

                                                                            “We live in a society”
                                                                            -Abraham Lincoln

                                                                            • andrew strongman
                                                                              andrew strongman  2 weeks back

                                                                              The idea that much of the movie took place in Arthur's mind falls apart as he would never have been considered as more than a deranged killer. He could never have become Batman's nemesis.

                                                                              • Comosedice
                                                                                Comosedice  2 weeks back

                                                                                If what you say about the Bespoke box is true, then it would be profitable for me to buy the box and resell the products. Got it.

                                                                                • Jennifer Wright
                                                                                  Jennifer Wright  2 weeks back

                                                                                  @Wisecrack you guys need to do another video on Joker talking about mental illness. The journal entry "The worst thing about having mental illness is acting like you don't" is a theme seen in Foucault's Madness and Civilization

                                                                                  • Matt James Ray
                                                                                    Matt James Ray  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Vid starts at 2:25.

                                                                                    • CinemaSonata
                                                                                      CinemaSonata  2 weeks back

                                                                                      “Knock knock who’s there?”
                                                                                      “The police...your son got hit by a drunk driver. He’s dead.”

                                                                                      • Jack Hoff
                                                                                        Jack Hoff  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Joker is not political in any way in any version. He just wants chaos. Stop acting like hes a socialist

                                                                                        • Pessimistically Positive

                                                                                          Video start at 2:25
                                                                                          *Spoiler Alert!

                                                                                          • Musashi Tao_61
                                                                                            Musashi Tao_61  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I too wanted recognition. I tried helping others, but to no avail. I am currently on meds, and feel myself slipping away. So I went to reddit's suicide watch thread and shared my story. Some people said they understood me, but I flew into a rage when they said they could help me. I didn't want anybody mollycoddling me, I just wanted peace. Then I realized, morality itself is overrated. I snapped back and started writing provocative comments on other vulnerable people's post. I hope they all commit suicide. They have banned my IP from posting, but I will continue to post, because now I have a purpose. I want others to kill themselves. You might think I am writing this because I seek attention or see joker as some role model, but I don't care anymore. Everyone who kills himself because of me gives me a cathartic relief like no other. I want everyone to suffer, because I don't hate you, I just want to feel alive. And more importantly, nhilism or not, world is absolute shit. Give me your sympathy, and I will slaughter you.

                                                                                            • Duncan Mullis
                                                                                              Duncan Mullis  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Just saw the movie. I can deffinitivley conclude that we do, in fact, live in a society.

                                                                                              • Rob Smith
                                                                                                Rob Smith  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Since this film depiction is not canon, what if - seriously what if the abusive boyfriend of Penny years ago who abused young Arthur was in fact Thomas Wayne? I mean the depiction of Thomas Wayne was pretty cruel and dark in this film so the abusive towards Arthur might make it quite ironic that in the end, the echo of Arthur's actions we're what killed Thomas Wayne?