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I myself haven’t seen Joker because, no matter how well it may be, I already know exactly how the story will play out, minus the specific details. The social politics surrounding it means there won’t be many surprises, and for me a movie needs to be transformative through the experience of watching it… not just through the content of the message it delivers.

     
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Surprisingly, The Joker is back on top at the box office. That is simply amazing. I’ll have to watch this movie a second time.

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TimovieMan - 26 October 2019 06:24 PM
Mikekelly - 26 October 2019 01:06 PM

I saw the Joker too, I loved the ending. Hopefully we’ll see more superhero movies like this one.

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Not exactly a superhero/supervillain movie, though, is it? Reminds me a bit of Unbreakable in that sense: that was also a superhero origin movie without feeling anything like a superhero movie.

Some would disagree with you.

As a reviewer said:

This is a film about a mentally ill man who does terrible things because he wants to be ‘seen’, and Todd Phillips validates and celebrates him every second of it, turning this villain into a hero.

     
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Luhr28 - 27 October 2019 08:25 PM

Some would disagree with you.

As a reviewer said:

This is a film about a mentally ill man who does terrible things because he wants to be ‘seen’, and Todd Phillips validates and celebrates him every second of it, turning this villain into a hero.

I was talking about how most of the film is grounded in reality, with hardly any superhuman elements or abilities to be seen anywhere in the film, making this very hard to compare to the normal superhero or supervillain films we’re used to seeing.

Whether or not the director makes Joker seem like a hero instead of a villain is irrelevant and has nothing to do with that.

Besides, there’s a lot of ambiguity in the film because by the end of it, it’s not entirely clear which scenes really played out as we saw them and which only played out that way in Joker’s head. This makes it so that everyone can come out of this with a different viewpoint…

If you had actually seen the film, you’d know this, instead of having to quote a random reviewer online. Wink

     

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TimovieMan - 28 October 2019 10:37 AM

...... I was talking about how most of the film is grounded in reality, with hardly any superhuman elements or abilities to be seen anywhere in the film, making this very hard to compare to the normal superhero or supervillain films we’re used to seeing.

Whether or not the director makes Joker seem like a hero instead of a villain is irrelevant and has nothing to do with that.

Besides, there’s a lot of ambiguity in the film because by the end of it, it’s not entirely clear which scenes really played out as we saw them and which only played out that way in Joker’s head. This makes it so that everyone can come out of this with a different viewpoint…

I’m now most definitely looking forward to seeing this film to make up my own mind!
It doesn’t seem to be available just yet except at the cinema….well maybe….

I’ve just seen that there’s now a big hoo-ha about a Gary Glitter song released in 1972 being featured in the film - way before the guy was convicted in 1999?

     
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chrissie - 28 October 2019 04:35 PM

I’ve just seen that there’s now a big hoo-ha about a Gary Glitter song released in 1972 being featured in the film - way before the guy was convicted in 1999?

Featured prominently in quite a pivotal scene, too. Grin
But a good song is a good song, no matter who wrote/sang/played it. And it fits the scene brilliantly.

     

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TimovieMan - 28 October 2019 05:06 PM

But a good song is a good song, no matter who wrote/sang/played it. And it fits the scene brilliantly.

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I’ve seen it listed as a Supervillian movie, crime drama, Psychological thriller to name a few. Take your pick.

Like many movies today, it can fit into many different genres.

It is based on a graphic novel, and graphic novels can be very dark.

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TimovieMan - 28 October 2019 10:37 AM
Luhr28 - 27 October 2019 08:25 PM

Some would disagree with you.

As a reviewer said:

This is a film about a mentally ill man who does terrible things because he wants to be ‘seen’, and Todd Phillips validates and celebrates him every second of it, turning this villain into a hero.

I was talking about how most of the film is grounded in reality, with hardly any superhuman elements or abilities to be seen anywhere in the film, making this very hard to compare to the normal superhero or supervillain films we’re used to seeing.

Whether or not the director makes Joker seem like a hero instead of a villain is irrelevant and has nothing to do with that.

Besides, there’s a lot of ambiguity in the film because by the end of it, it’s not entirely clear which scenes really played out as we saw them and which only played out that way in Joker’s head. This makes it so that everyone can come out of this with a different viewpoint…

If you had actually seen the film, you’d know this, instead of having to quote a random reviewer online. Wink

Point taken, but I’m not hardly going to watch every film released to personally assess if it’s any good. That’s why I use reviews.

I’m undecided whether I’ll see it yet, but thanks for the clarifications.

     
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TimovieMan - 26 October 2019 08:35 AM

Went to see Joker.
What a masterpiece!.............
It’s not actually in the superhero/supervillain genre…..........

I wanted to quote everything you said Tim but I think those two statements are so true after seeing it today.
I found the film to be a very sad story about how a guy with mental health problems dealt with (either within the real world or within his head) along with the social message of the lack of support/help for anyone suffering with mental health issues.

Luhr28, please don’t necessarily trust the perception of this reviewer you quoted;

This is a film about a mentally ill man who does terrible things because he wants to be ‘seen’, and Todd Phillips validates and celebrates him every second of it, turning this villain into a hero.

I think the perception of the reviewer is completely wrong! I never saw throughout the film any indication of this very sad man being hailed as a hero (briefly perhaps but in whose head?)  - the reviewer clearly didn’t understand the nuances within the film. 


     
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The Joker can be described as a Supervillian. I liked how the movie showed us how he came to be the crazy villain able to stand up to Batman.

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