Review of the film "Joker": compassion, not condonation

Joker has caused a stir in making the legendary villain Batman the protagonist of his film. Some have expressed concern that the film captivates a character who throws himself violently against an unforgiving world. In a time when murderers commit mass shootings and justify themselves with manifestos, this would be an irresponsible message.

Joaquin Phoenix in the Joker
Joaquin Phoenix in the Joker | Niko Tavernise / Warner Bros. Pictures

Joker he is not irresponsible in his message. While Joker he is very sincere about the circumstances that can cause social outcasts to commit violence, his message is clearly that we should take more care of those in need before they get so far.

The Joker was not born in a vacuum

Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is a sign that spins the clown of the shop next to a porn cinema around 1981, judging by the titles on the tents of other legitimate cinemas. He sees a government social worker and has a mess in which he laughs uncontrollably. Gotham City seems to be a world without compassion for people like Arthur, which is not too dissimilar to the real world of the early 80's and even today.

Joaquin Phoenix in the Joker
Joaquin Phoenix in Joker | Niko Tavernise / Warner Bros. Pictures

It does not mean that compassion could prevent violence altogether, but it could not make the world worse. Joker has empathy for Arthur. The film includes the circumstances that can create a Joker. Arthur slips through the system due to budget cuts, so now he's out of his drugs too.

If a comic book movie can raise awareness of the neglect of mental illness, then fantastic. Since then, the cases of texting and driving have decreased Doctor Strange? Someone should study how these films are saving society.

Joaquin Phoeniz in the Joker
Joaquin Phoenix in Joker | Niko Tavernise / Warner Bros. Pictures

Filmmakers led by director Todd Phillips create an intense descent into Arthur's madness. He adores the talk show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro) and fantasizes that Murray is his father figure. Arthur's laugh becomes exhausting to witness. Imagine you actually have that condition. Phoenix has been making the most disturbing dance since Buffalo Bill.

This Joker didn't dance with the devil in the moonlight

This is a possible Joker origin. There have been others in which he is only a violent anarchist. There are others in which it is also called Jack Napier or Jeremiah Valeska.

Joker makes interesting use of Batman's background. There are things we always see from Bruce Wayne's point of view. From the outside they could have very different meanings. See also if you take the Deadline Easter egg. This sets Deadline in the DC universe, although it takes place 30 years later Joker.

Joaquin PHoenix in the Joker
Joaquin Phoenix in Joker | Niko Tavernise / Warner Bros. Pictures

It is extraordinary to see a comic film that is not an action film. And don't say Phantom world or American splendor. You know what I mean. Joker is an adjacent film by Batman that represents the total drama of the characters. It would be nice to see this Joker in a Batman movie.

Joker looks like a movie from the 70's. The color is yellowish like a film, and Gotham City looks like a pre-Giuliani New York. It seems a long time ago, but it was only in the middle of the years that New York became more touristy. JokerGotham City looks like New York that also brought Travis Bickle to violence.

The last laugh

Joker it's a warning story. He's saying, "Don't make jokers. They won't leave if you ignore them." There are certainly spectators who read poorly, just like there are soldiers cheering on Apocalypse now is Full metal jacket.

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker | Niko Tavernise / Warner Bros. Pictures

The film would never have helped those viewers anyway. Joker it is for people who are on the sidelines to behave as if there was nothing to do about it. We can and if not, this could happen.

If it's too deep for you, it's still a compelling drama about a character's breakup. It is the kind of bold and intense film that only insinuates itself most into the study system when it is connected to a franchise that is as important as a comic strip, so I celebrate Joker.

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