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Joker review
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A good movie

Of course, since I kept hearing some great things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, even though I did like it, I can’t say I was completely blown away after all. I have to admit that it took me a while to figure out what actually bothered with this movie which had been virtually universally loved so far. Was it the saturation? I mean, we get such an overdose of super-hero movies. Even with the Joker himself, it has been already at least the 5th iteration of this iconic character in 30 years and, even if Joaquin Phoenix was quite amazing, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and even Mark Hamill were just as heralded as he was. I mean, can you imagine Vito Corleone being played by 5 different actors? Furthermore, even though they are all making a big fuss about the fact that this movie could be a revolution in this genre but, in my opinion, the story was actually rather basic and predictable. I mean, it was a decent story but this tale of a rather sad mentally ill man slowly becoming homicidal was not really original. Eventually, the genius moves from Todd Philips was not to deliver a great story but to include the Joker in the mix and to have this popular character played by one of the best actors around. Seriously, if you would remove these 2 elements, I wonder if this movie would make so many waves. And, yet, there is no denying that, once again, Joaquin Phoenix gave us here another intense and spellbinding performance. Basically, the whole thing was some kind of amazing dark one-man-show and Phoenix definitely made the most of it. Anyway, to conclude, it is obviously the darkest super-hero flick out there and even if I don’t think it is really masterpiece, it is still definitely worth a look, if only to see Joaquin Phoenix delivering another home-run. 

Added by johanlefourbe
1 month ago on 4 October 2019 09:53