Critics may say that Joker did not live up to the hype on the screen, but the opening weekend was full of twists and turns. Mark Hamill went to Twitter to give his thoughts on the film. It looks like from one Joker to the next, Todd Phillips ‘ movie gets a stamp of approval. That must feel good for the filmmakers. They had to avoid a number of arrows on the way to get the project out into theaters.
Hamill’s enormous fan following
The #JokerMovie opens today. The awesome Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips & Scott Silver brilliantly reimagine the character as never seen before! 2 thumbs up from that old-school, comic book version… me. 👍👍🃏 pic.twitter.com/Ex4is4OvPC
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 4, 2019
Hamill’s follow-up on the internet is very important. It has been over 3 million users on most of the items he tweets. Indeed, a large percentage of Batman fans love his attitude towards the Clown Prince of Crime. Hence the words of the actor carry some weight. After some of the self-inflicted wounds brought to Joker by the director, getting a positive press is a win any way they can get it.
The star’s review
The star began, “The #JokerMovie opens today. The awesome Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips & Scott Silver brilliantly reimagine the character as never seen before! 2 thumbs up from that old-school, comic book version… me.”
Concerns around the film
Some of the concerns around the movie have come down to the violence on screen and how movie-goers will react to it. There was a reported threat yesterday in California that caused a theater in Huntington Beach to shut down in the afternoon. The theater reopened today after the threat didn’t materialize, but law enforcement has been on edge about these sorts of incidents in other parts of the country.
Besides, the critical reception has been all over the place with regards to this film. Some have adored the way it nods towards Scorsese films and others find it empty without much to say. Fans are siding with Hamill on this one as they seem to love the entire thing. As a matter of fact, they are letting their opinions be heard on Internet aggregators in spite of the critical reception.