A bold move for a universe with such an ardent fan base, but it s the film s greatest asset. Not only does it, and the character, sit completely apart from the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe, but it stands apart from comic book movies entirely even The Dark Knight, as grounded as it was .. origin story movie. Read the Empire review. Joker. .in Gotham City. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. There s a garbage strike, .Todd Phillips solemn but shallow supervillain origins movie has a strong performance by Joaquin Phoenix but is weighed down by realist .
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The film holds your attention up until Joker's terrible revenge bloodbath on the subway early on, perhaps intended to echo the notorious Bernhard Goetz shooting of although Phillips .The storyline in and of itself is not a total miss. But once the movie starts lifting shots from "A Clockwork Orange" and yes, Phillips and company got Warners to let them use the Saul Bass studio logo for the opening credits, in white on red, yet you know its priorities are less in entertainment than in generating self importance. As social commentary, "Joker" is pernicious garbage..Joker review Joaquin Phoenix is A part of me found Todd Phillips's radical rethinking of the Batman villain Joker thrillingly uncompromising and hair this is a film that is going to .Read the Empire review. in which the Joker is an unsuccessful stand up , the film doesn't follow the comic books. A bold move for a universe with such an ardent fan base, .