Joker (2019 Film)

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2019 American psychological thriller film Joker.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this 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.

My Thoughts

This movie and the movie Cuck (2019) had more in common than I had expected, and this movie made me feel even more impressed by the movie Cuck which my brother GC and I liked a little better than this movie even though there were some things that we did not like about Cuck and Joker was a better made film.

I think that Cuck and Joker combined with some of the negatives taken out would make a better movie.

This was not a bad movie, even though I liked it less than some critics, and it was a unique approach to a supervillain movie.

This movie opens itself for discussion about what was real and what was not, and some other things.

The end,

-John Jr

By John Jr

Hello, I am John Jr, welcome.

2 comments

  1. I was blown away by the Joker trailer and am looking forward to watching the movie, whenever it comes to DVD. Never heard of the movie Cuck, until now, but there does seem to be some similarities between the two films. Sounds like they both deal with troubled people who eventually snap. Out of those two films Joker obviously gets more attention as it has a famous lead actor and features a well known comic character.

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    1. Hello The Otaku Judge,

      The Joker trailer had me curious about what direction they would go with it.

      You are correct; I still am curious about what most critics who liked Joker think of Cuck.

      Thank you for commenting,
      -John Jr

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