Even though my name didn't come from Batman, I'm a huge fan. So, I was pretty excited to hear about a new Joker movie. At first, I had mixed emotions about a stand alone film with no Batman and Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. After seeing some of the screen tests months ago, I started feeling pretty optimistic. This one looks to be a character study about the descent into madness much like The Killing Joke. Which is one of my favorites along with Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison. What do you guys think? Is it going to be an epic film or an epic fail? I'm leaning towards the former but you never know.
Last Edit: Oct 11, 2019 7:16:46 GMT -5 by scarecrow
I can definitely see where this wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea. It kind of looks like cross between Psycho and Taxi Driver with the Joker in the lead role. This is one time that I like the fact that they're taking a chance on something different. There's no canon or franchise to ruin. There have been so many Batman movies that do their own thing that this won't take a way from Jack Nicholson's portrayal or Heath Ledger, etc. I like twisted movies that make you leave the theater broken sometimes. Considering most of what comes out now is big budget action films made for 3D, it's nice to see them go this direction. Something different. I have a feeling it's going to be a million miles away from the upcoming Batman movie with that dude from Twilight, lol. 🤣🤣🤣
Awe yeah. I'm into this. It's obviously not you're traditional Batman film but like I said, it's not changing canon or anything. Looks like a good look into the mind of a madman. At the end I guess we'll see an orphaned Bruce Wayne. That'll probably be the only real tie in.
This looks brilliant. I am a MASSIVE Joker fan, and this adaptation looks perfect. More psycho, less supervillain. Kind of the raw and realistic perspective that nakes the whole 'purpose' of the character scary. Can't wait!
And by golly, it's a freaking masterpiece. Some of the best acting I have ever seen and CERTAINLY some of the more beautiful cinematography. Not heard a bad thing about it either, so I think you're in for a treat
If I can pull away from the bench for a couple of hours I'm going to try to go see it. Wish me luck, lol.
it'll be worth your time😉 very dark! But very fascinating and Joaquin was fantastic. (No spoilers) for now...😁 not fair IMHO to compare Heath, Jack and Joaquin cause they're roles are all coming from different writers and all were excellent.
But,,, Ceasar will always be the BEST JOKER! Hahahahaha 😂🤣😅
ARKM: I like Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen which are as close as I get to liking anything from members of Monty Python.
Oct 13, 2019 4:28:57 GMT -5
Rogue 5: Oh I could totally see the humor not working for a lot of people. Some of the jokes fall flat for me too. It's the semi serious lines like that rabbit one that are the funniest to me.
Oct 13, 2019 13:24:33 GMT -5
Rogue 5: "Now, eventually you do plan to have dinosaurs on your "dinosaur tour" right?"
Oct 14, 2019 12:05:45 GMT -5
ARKM: Being the lame nerd that I am, I actually coined a term for what happened to that dinosaur wrangler in Jurassic Park. That being distracted by one "enemy" while being killed by another enemy that you didn't see or didn't see until it was too late to react.
Oct 14, 2019 14:47:45 GMT -5
ARKM: Of course that scenario already has a term which is "blind-sided". However that term is broad and mine is more specific to the whole being killed by an enemy thing. I call it "velociraptored".
Oct 14, 2019 14:50:25 GMT -5
ARKM: I tend to use that term when playing online PVP first person shooters like the Battlefield games. When I get "velociraptored", again, in my lame and nerdy way, I will sometimes say aloud "clever girl".
Oct 14, 2019 14:51:34 GMT -5
Rogue 5: Does anybody ever get the reference?
Oct 14, 2019 19:53:12 GMT -5
ARKM: I don't activate the in-game voice chat when I say it. However I'm usually on Skype with a friend of mine, playing the same game and he gets it but only because I had to explain it to him back when I started using it, lol.
Oct 14, 2019 20:53:00 GMT -5
scarecrow: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Horrible movie but HBO ran it continuously for months when I was a kid so there was no missing it. You also hear it in Jerry Was a Racecar Driver by Primus.
Oct 16, 2019 9:39:03 GMT -5
forcellama: primus sucks!!!
Oct 16, 2019 13:07:23 GMT -5
nosloppy: Awww I was going to say Primus but too late
Oct 16, 2019 13:12:34 GMT -5
scarecrow: Where you goin' city boy? Lol
Oct 16, 2019 13:52:21 GMT -5
megtoothsith: looks more like a sow than a hog.
Oct 17, 2019 20:48:44 GMT -5