The Joker

Wearing my Bat-man t-shirt and watching The Joker movie makes me realize, I did not have a Joker T-shirt. 

Joaquin Phoenix

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!

The Dark Knight Rises

When I saw the movie, The Dark Knight Rises, I was suspecting a good movie all I got was a fantastic movie and epic production of the movie, however, I felt very sad and the people who were killed in Aurora, Colorado.

The Gunman was James Holmes, 24, pursuing a PhD in Colorado. He killed 12 at the Dark Knight Rises midnight premier movie. If he remembers the Joker dies in The Dark Knight, but he’s in custody for killing 12 people and injuring 52 people. He should die as The Joker and his hair, he looked crazy. He is not a normal person his erratic behavior before entering the court was absolutely crazy, probably they did give him some tranquilizer or sedative to calm him down.

The story for the Dark Knight Rises, he took the rap for Dent’s crime. Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane’s plans to destroy the city.

Christian Bale, Bruce Wayne/Batman, a billionaire socialite dedicated to protecting GothamCity from the criminal underworld. Nolan has stated that, due to the eight-year gap between the events of The Dark Knight and those of The Dark Knight Rises, “he’s an older Bruce Wayne; he’s not in a great state.” Christian Bale had an intense training in Keysi Fighting but due to Bruce Wayne, the method had to be modified.

Tom Hardy played the “Darth Vader” Bane breathing through a mask. He played a terrorist leader intent on destroying Gotham City. Why would anyone want to destroy a city? He could easily take over the world. It would be much easier for him to do so? The character was chosen by Christopher Nolan because of his desire to see Batman tested on both a physical and mental level. Bane has been described as “a terrorist in both thought and action” and is “florid in his speech, the physicality of a gorilla.” Hardy gained 30 pounds for the role, increasing his weight to 198 pounds and that was a year ago, but now he probably lost a few pounds, the diet in which actors had to do to portray a character.

Anne Hathaway played Selina aka Cat Woman. It was a purrrfect casting for her in this film. Hathaway auditioned not knowing what role she was being considered for, admitting that she had one character in mind, but only learned that the role was Selina Kyle after talking with Christopher Nolan for an hour. The costume she was wearing, she would be fitted but not looked in the mirror, and the costume crew would put that on for her. But she looked great as Cat Woman.

Selina Kyle is a cat burglar described as “an associate” of Bane who establishes a relationship with Batman who “takes some of the somberness away from his character.” Hathaway described the role as being the most physically-demanding she had ever played, and confessed that while she thought of herself as being fit, she had to redouble her efforts in the gym to keep up with the demands of the role. Hathaway trained extensively in martial arts for the role, and looked to Hedy Lamarr—who was the inspiration for the Cat Woman character—in developing her performance. In other words, she looked HOT, and I was COOL.

Joseph Gordon Levit played John Blake. He is a young police officer whose instincts lead him to believe that there is trouble on the horizon. Commissioner Gordon promotes him to special duty. He is portrayed as being intelligent enough to deduce Batman’s identity, and is disgusted by the cover-up of the circumstances surrounding Harvey Dent’s death and Commissioner Gordon’s role in it. Near the end of the film, Blake reveals his legal name is Robin John Blake. Will there be another sequel of the Batman franchise and what about Bat girl.

Overall, the movie is good, due to tremendous of action sequence and gun shooting it may not be appropriate for younger children. For adults, get a grip it’s a fantasy movie not real life. And now there are copy cat killers out there who want to be their Bat Man or a hero. Shooting and killing does not solve anything, it makes the situation worst. It’s a good movie. It has a good plot and story. And lot of military toys that was used in the movie. I did not know the military has these toys and weapons. So who wants to join the military?