DC Extended Universe had some really bad time a few years ago. Their movies were being tanked at the box office, fans didn’t like the story part of the movies and many were not satisfied with how the universe was moving forward. But then, Wonder Woman came in and blew the audience away, the movie won many awards too, the action part of the movie rocked. Then again DC had a tough time until Aquaman hit the screens in 2018 grossing $1 billion-plus, Jason Momoa Stood to his ground. Yet again Shazam! had its time, the childish superhero won hearts of DC fans and proved there is still hope for DCEU. Now its time for Batman’s archnemesis who is getting a standalone movie and here are 5 Reasons To Watch Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie.
Oscar Worthy Performance by Joaquin Phoenix
Joker is a very well written character right from the comics. Now when its time to feature the character in the movies, the writing has to be furbished and rewritten. These type of characters need very much committed actors that are willing to cross the line to feel and experience the character first and then portray them. Joaquin Phoenix did all of it for Joker. Early critics believe that he is a strong contender for the coming Oscars and I completely believe that. Heath Ledger, who played Joker in Christian Bale’s Batman trilogy won Oscar for supporting role. Joaquin Phoenix is nowhere stopping to become the best Joker and beat Heath Ledger. Is Phoenix the best Joker? Watch to find out.
Joker’s origin story
Yes, we all know, Joker is a psychopath and a mastermind criminal. He had a very bad past and was not accepted by the society or Gotham City to be specific. All of his history was told in bits and pieces in the comics and movies. But we need a clear look at his story, a moral version of the reason why he turned out the way he did. Don’t you worry now, Warner Bros. has done it. A standalone movie basing on the story of Arthur Fleck who is a failed comedian. His life events are the crux of the movie which justifies why he turns himself into Joker.
It’s Dark and terrifying
Remember Todd Phillips, the guy who directed The Hangover franchise with a lot of humor and comedy. He is the same guy who has directed Joker Movie. Crazy isn’t it? Gotham City is very much dreadful and horrific. The streets are filled with muggers, robbers, beggars, and criminals. The events of Joker take place back in the 1980s where there was less tech used to catch the bad guys and cops were different back then. This gives Joker an advantage for his plans for the city that has a corrupted system and troubled streets. The most important thing you gotta keep in mind is that Batman is still young in the 80s. There’s no great opponent to stop the Joker.
A cast of full acclaimed actors
Joaquin Phoenix was nominated for Oscars thrice. Robert De Niro who playing Murray Franklin won two Oscars. Zazie Beetz is nominated for an Emmy and she is playing Joker’s love interest, Sophie Dumond. Joker’s mother is being played by Frances Conroy and she won Golden Globe. Brian Tyree Henry was nominated for two Emmys, he is playing a nurse at the Arkham State Hospital. That’s an exhilarating casting by the filmmakers.
Forms Basis for the future DCEU movies
Warner Bros. is experimenting a lot with DC movies and Joker is part of the experimentation. Batman is being rebooted and is getting released in 2021, that movie will definitely have connections from this Joker Movie. Afterall, Joker has to face Batman for sure in his lifetime. We will have a cameo of child Bruce Wayne in the movie. All of the DCEU movies were rated PG-13. But director Todd Phillips Confirmed Joker to be Rated R. The style of DC movies is changing from dark to even darker.
Joker is hitting the theatres on October 4, 2019.