Todd Phillips’ Joker movie is turning out to be quite a different movie than anticipated. It seems instead of the average Joker story, this will be a lot higher concept. It’s even been compared to V for Vendetta because of its intense political themes.
In particular, the keywords “heartbreaking,” “pitiful,” and “tragedy” have all been passed around for the movie. It’s really painting a portrait for how dark this version of the Joker will be, giving us a character study not quite seen before in a comic book flick. However, the social commentary might be a little too extensive for this type of movie. The quoted “political undercurrents” that the film includes seem to have “some pointed commentary on Donald Trump.”
While I can see the appeal in making a movie with political commentary in today’s climate, it might be a little too dated already to continue the same concepts of satire as everything else. But who knows? Maybe it’ll be used to the film’s advantage.
Tfw it’s a wrap.🕺🏻
That’s it for production on Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker film! The origin story is carded to drop October 4, 2019. You excited?
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The movie has wrapped shooting, so hopefully we can expect more information soon. There’s definitely a lot of potential in making a new Joker movie even if DC Comics’ market of adaptations is becoming a little saturated. Despite all of that, I’m still excited to see what becomes of this film and its place in DC’s continuity.
How do you feel about the new Joker movie’s descriptions? Do you think they’ll do the iconic character justice? How do you feel about it commenting on today’s current political climate? Be sure to let us know all of your thoughts in the comments section down below!