I’m all for comic book movies…both marvel and DC…but given the Joker’s character…that’s not a movie that needs to place him and his antics in any sort of “look at me” and emulate me position…I honestly would love a villain series…but not as a movie…let that be a netflix or hulu series
I like the casting of Robert De Niro as what appears to be a Johnny Carson like late night talk show host who has to deal with an insane comedian who wants to be on his show, since he’s been on the other side of that.
we’ll probably end up seeing it at home bc my partner will likely want to check it out. but ever since heath ledger’s joker, it seems like people are just trying to play him playing the joker. it doesn’t work. i’m also at full saturation for any more superhero universe stuff. it’s time to move on. i think black panther is really the only thing that kept the genre going. at least when it comes to marvel/dc anyway. i did enjoy the amazon series “the boys” and will check out the watchmen next month on hbo.
I never got into the superhero genre as it’s been forced down our throats for the last two decades; however, this new Joker movie looks great. I love Joaquin Phoenix and this movie looks character driven rather than the plot driven drivel that’s been the status quo for these types of movies. Also, I’m sucker for a backstory/prequel of any type.