Wearing my Bat-man t-shirt and watching The Joker movie makes me realize, I did not have a Joker T-shirt.
Joaquin Phoenix is a phenomenal actor, and portraying an evil character as The Joker, makes one realize the mental illness is real. It can drive someone crazy, and we don’t know about it. Think of John Wayne Gracy, a serial killer with a clown, makeup that he murders countless children during the 1980s.
The story and screen-writers who wrote it are Todd Phillps (screen-writer, producer, & director) and Scott Silver (screen-writer). It was marvelous to put together. They did numerous reshot to get the scenes perfectly done.
Will they be a sequel? I hope not; this is an origin movie of The Joker of how he became evil in the first place. The Joker has no superpowers. The only thing he can do is steal money and buy expensive items that would harm people, more like a gangster would do.
The movie itself had a dark undertone. Remember, the film is rated “R” due to graphic images of violence and language. Not suitable for children, only for adults. It has a great storyline that we can relate.
Will it be an Oscar contender for next year? It may be. Probably for the cinematographer and adapted screenplay.
They should do more movies of serial killers from the past, and we can learn what drives them crazy to kill. It would be fascinating to learn about their relationships with other people. It’s like the Netflix series Making a Murderer.
America Horror Story 1984, they are doing a story on Richard Ramirez, the Nightstalker, this is one to watch.
Go see it this week!