- In Theatres
- October 4th
Send in the clowns.
Who knew the guy behind Road Trip and The Hangover trilogy would deliver what very well could be one of the best movies of 2019 with Joker. This looks like an early Martin Scorsese film, and it all just looks so glorious. When you think about a comic book movie, you think big and eventful. One of the main attractions of this film is how authentic and real everything feels. There are no green screens, no special effects, they hit the streets of New York and truly made something beautiful.
Joaquin Phoenix really is definitely going for it. Between him, Pitt and DiCaprio we might have a serious 3 man race for best performance come Oscar season. Just three individuals at the top of their respected game, each giving us some memorable performances. Phoenix transformed not just his mind for this role but his body for Joker. It’s eerie how skinny he looks in some of these shots and how healthy he looks in others.
This appears to perhaps be some sort of a revenge flick, with Joker going after a man he idolized in Murray Franklin (Robert DeNiro). This could have serious Dark Knight Returns vibes where he goes on a talk show only to wreck havoc and cause utter chaos. Time well tell, but one thing is certain, we have a new Clown Prince of Crime on our hands, it he is to die for.
*still courtesy of Warner Bros.*