Todd Phillips movie “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society.
A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.
A plausible chilling story of the Joker’s beginnings
On 31 August Rotten Tomatoes tweeted “#Joker gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for Joaquin Phoenix – and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema. #JokerMovie is #Fresh at 86% on the #Tomatometer, with 22 reviews,”
The rating and reviews are on the rise. Current rating and reviews as on today are 89% with 35 reviews. You can find these positive reviews currently on the website:
“Nobody who sees this new film will ever need any other version,” David Sexton of London Evening Standard
“Joker is a dark, brooding and psychologically plausible origin story, a vision of cartoon sociopathy made flesh,” Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times praised.
#Joker gives its infamous central character a chillingly plausible origin story that serves as a brilliant showcase for Joaquin Phoenix – and a dark evolution for comics-inspired cinema.#JokerMovie is #Fresh at 86% on the #Tomatometer, with 22 reviews: https://t.co/V798AlHmGX pic.twitter.com/3aWMb9DGB1
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) August 31, 2019
Where there is positive there should also be negative. That’s life.
However, a few critics were not on board with the film:
“As social commentary, Joker is pernicious garbage,” Glenn Kenny of RogerEbert.com wrote.
“Phillips may want us to think he’s giving us a movie all about the emptiness of our culture, but really, he’s just offering a prime example of it,” Stephanie Zacharek of TIME Magazine added.
The movie is due release on October 4, 2019.
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