Just watched it. I wasn't planning on it but a buddy dragged me to it.humanrefutation wrote:Saw Joker tonight. My thoughts:Spoiler:About halfway into the movie, I was leaning towards not liking it. Thought it was a bit too slow, way too overwrought, and frankly wasn't especially interesting.
And then he killed those guys on the train.
From that moment going forward, it was absolutely engrossing. The depictions of mental illness - particularly the spiral downwards with his hallucinations - his interactions with Alfred and the Waynes, his discovery of his mother's severe mental illness and abusive past, the discovery that he was imagining his relationship with Zazie Beetz, all the way through his murder of Murray Franklin...it was just so much to process and I couldn't pull my eyes away. Adding in the class warfare elements to it was an excellent choice, IMO.
I hope this isn't the last time we see this Joker. I want thjs to be an origin story that leads to his appearance in future Batman films.
It was everything i expected but so much more. Absolutely brutally uncomfortable and literally painful to watch. And for the first 75% of the movie it felt like a price far too heavy to pay. But I loved the final 30 minutes. I give the filmmakers every imaginable credit. It was beautifully crafted though painful. The metamorphosis was clearly earned and well put together.
I generally dislike hard and discomforting movies but I am walking away a big fan.
I also probably won't ever watch it again.
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