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Todd Philips and Joaquin Phoenix have really made an extraordinary masterpiece. The acting and the actual scene shots are so artistic and well delivered. Release back on 2 October 2019.Hands down one of the most compelling beautiful and intricately crafted movies! They say phoenix rises from its own ashes –Joaquin does just that –what a fight he takes! It is a horror movie tropes and it is a comic –book origin movie about the most notorious and iconic villain. This movie will make you uncomfortable very often but ultimately it will force upon you some difficult questions that most movies shy away from asking. This is one of the few comic book movies which will force you to think for hours after you have seen it.


Joker is a movie about Arthur Fleck (brilliantly played by Joaquin Phoenix) who had some deteriorating condition of Gotham and certain events that took place in the span of the movie leads him to lose it completely and become the villain we all know as Joker.

The movie in its two hours runtime focuses completely on Arthur Fleck and shows his descent into becoming the joker and that journey is very well showcased, sometimes it is so realistic that some might consider it almost horror-like. The main credit goes to Joaquin Phoenix for such brilliant acting definitely OSCAR –WORTHY. He is the main reason that the journey is believable that you may feel bad for the character but you will also be able to feel the darkness deep inside which endorse his actions, the darkness which is slowly unraveled throughout the span of the movie. The rest of the supporting cast was also great as well, especially ROBERT DE NIRO.


The movie is directed by Todd Philips who before this had only directed movies like Hangover and Due Date. This movie was a great departure from his usual type of movies but he pulled it off, you could tell he is a big Scorsese fan as this movie is heavily inspired by Taxi Driver. This movie is a bit of a slow burner and slowly picks up the pace which really helps in understanding the character study. As the descent into madness started so does the pacing of the movie.

The cinematography too is also very beautiful, the tome of the movie really helped in showcasing the deteriorating Gotham and characters. The soundtrack of the movie is also very good.   

When comic book movies are so saturated, it is important that we have directors and actors who take risks like these. Projects like these could break the monotony that has shrouded the comic book – genre. You may not end up liking the movie but that should not stop you from recognizing it for its uniqueness and its bold take!


With the release of this wonderful movie, the directors have been looking forward to the sequel of the 2019 release. The movie will be scheduled to premiere on June 25, 2021, Tilted The Batman. However, there is no confirm news about this and the connection between the joker and the upcoming movie had not been made clear.

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