“Joker” Movie Review

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I watched the film “Joker” this past Sunday on October 7th at Edgewood theatre. And first off, I am very picky when it comes to the movies I watch. I usually stick to academy award winners, and stay away from superhero films or booming blockbuster franchise films. The movie itself was a masterpiece. It was just how I wanted the story to look and feel. Set in the 1970’s city of Gotham. It portrays a mentally disturbed clown living with his dying mother. It’s the origin story of the antagonist/villain of Batman. Joaquin Phoenix plays the character to perfection. In some parts of the film, his acting was so realistic it disturbed me. The actor lost more than fifty pounds to fulfill the role. Everything from his maniacal laugh, to his unsettling body figure and facial expressions. The theatre itself had many signs and warnings. One sign said not to wear masks or makeup, the other commanded that purses must be clear for security to view. There were two armed policemen outside of the theatre. And one inside, who’d regularly check all the back doors for suspicious activities. The security pertained to the terroristic shooting in 2012, when a man dressed as the character Joker. Attended the screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado. Which he shot and killed 12 people. The film was amazing and I’d highly recommend watching it as soon as you can. I will go watch it my second time this following weekend. 

 

“Joker” Theatrical Trailer

The theatrical poster.

“Joker” film poster