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Joker – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Joker has been very hyped and blasted by the media

Joker is certain to break all types of Box Office records. This is a great movie for fans and non-fans of comic books to enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know anything about Batman or the DC Comic Universe. Moviegoers of all types should go watch Joker. It centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story never seen before on the big screen.

Synopsis

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks, one as a clown, and another to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated and bullied by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness. He is slowly transforming into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

Todd Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale. This film shows that you can take a very popular character that has been portrayed many times and still make a unique and original piece of cinema. As a psychological thriller, this origin movie of the Clown Prince of Crime dives deep and even though there is a great supporting cast, this movie is solely focused on Arthur Fleck’s journey into becoming the Joker.

Many of you will think this is a politically driven movie, but for me it was just a gritty cinematic masterpiece. Based on an iconic comic book super-villain, ths film should be praised for being bold, and making me want more of Joaquin’s Joker performance. For all those bringing up how shocking and violent this movie is, I have personally seen dozens of movies that are 100 times worse than this one and it seems like everyone likes to overreact these days.

This Joker movie has been the Best DC Movie of the Decade. It would be amazing if they built a Batman Universe around this version of the Joker, but that is highly unlikely. I will take this film as a Black Label Elseworlds story.

Verdict

I give Joker a 9/10 and hope this movie gets some Oscar nods for cinematography, script and leading actor!

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