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 Posted: Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 11:49 pm
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I went to see it last night & I really liked it.  
The reviews of people who saw it were love/hate.  I haven't heard anyone say it was OK.  Either it was complete trash and they walked out, or wanted to, or it was a brilliant story of mental illness.  If you were expecting a comic book action movie I could totally understand why you might hate it.  It was closer to watching Taxi Driver.

I'm not a comic book guy, but I do enjoy a backstory on established characters, so this movie was up my alley.  

Anyway it left me with some questions since I don't know shit about comics.

Was this movie "cannon" according to the DC universe?
Was this Joker's backstory told in the comics, or was it invented just for this movie?
Is this considered a reboot, or is it supposed to be a prequel to the Heath Ledger Joker?

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 Posted: Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 12:25 am
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Haven’t seen it and won’t for many months until it comes to Netflix. I don’t like most DC movies so I’m not holding my breath that this will be any good, but I can guarantee that 95% of people who claim they walked out never saw the movie and just read some liberal bullshit review that it glorifies alt-right maniacs. I also thought it was disgusting the way the media kept harping on the fact that it MIGHT incite a mass shooting at a theater, begging every day for a week for it to happen, and then were super disappointed that no kids died.



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 Posted: Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 01:21 am
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The Ultimate Sin wrote: I went to see it last night & I really liked it.  
The reviews of people who saw it were love/hate.  I haven't heard anyone say it was OK.  Either it was complete trash and they walked out, or wanted to, or it was a brilliant story of mental illness.  If you were expecting a comic book action movie I could totally understand why you might hate it.  It was closer to watching Taxi Driver.

I'm not a comic book guy, but I do enjoy a backstory on established characters, so this movie was up my alley.  

Anyway it left me with some questions since I don't know shit about comics.

Was this movie "cannon" according to the DC universe?
Was this Joker's backstory told in the comics, or was it invented just for this movie?
Is this considered a reboot, or is it supposed to be a prequel to the Heath Ledger Joker?

I think the story was created for the movies. In the comics he was a guy known as  RED HOOD. He was defeated by Batman, fell into some chemicals that changed his appearance and he became insane. I am sure there are other versions of his origins.

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They should just called the movie Arthur instead of Joker.

As a comic book movie it is bad. Only thing that connected the movie to anything batman is Gotham City and the Waynes.

However as just a Reg movie it is just a awesome movie.

The movie is not Cannon. The movie is just a one shot movie, like one shot Comics. Joker was intended to be a standalone film with no sequels. But that could change with the amount of Money it has made.



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I found it a chore to watch. A total downer of a movie. I don't go to movies for that. I don't see how people can get any enjoyment out of it. No one to like in the whole film. Phoenix is even depressing just to look at. 

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I loved it. I thought Phoenix was great, even though I didnt care for his "laugh".
Was surprised at how they portrayed Thomas Wayne, as a total jerk, which he is never portrayed as.
Yes very similar to Taxi Driver, and to the King of Comedy which of course had Deniro has the main character.
I'm so sick of the Marvel comedies making zillions of dollars (even though I love Marvel comics) and am happy that DC made such a great movie.

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I thought it was just alright. I've seen it before, in The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver, it didn't break any new ground. And as good as Phoenix was, IMO DeCaprio in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" deserves the best actor award over him...



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