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John Harrison
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Posted: 05 April 2019 at 2:52am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

This looks like the worst thing DC/Warner's done in the last 40 years. And that's saying something. 


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 I feel like this whole movie is a swerve ....Joaquin Phoenix turns out to be the guy that inspires the Joker 

I probably stream it one day for the Taxi Driver homage that it is but the worst thing they have done in years was Batman hooking up w Barbara in the Killing Joke
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 Matt Reed wrote:
...So far a whole bunch of "no's", a couple of rentals and that's about it.  Small sampling size to be sure, but not encouraging...

I was curious as to how my customers feel about the trailer and upcoming film, so I have a poll running on the Facebook page for my business. Currently,  there are 32 people excited to see it, and 16 who aren't. 


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Posted: 05 April 2019 at 9:39pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

It's impossible this film is worse than Batman v. Superman. Just impossible.

Also, I think we have to recalculate our expectations of "success" for this one as well. 

I think it's trying to be a "small", arty film so I don't think it would be fair to call it a failure if it doesn't do "Avengers" box office numbers.

We'll just have to wait and see, but I'm interested.
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Rodrigo C.: "It's impossible this film is worse than Batman v. Superman."

DC Cinematics: "Hold my beer."
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I don't care about this movie but it doesn't see to have any connection to the DC Extended Universe (are they still calling it that?) so it won't have any impact on any future Batman films that Warner Bros. decides to make. 
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"I feel like this whole movie is a swerve..."

I noticed that the film's title is JOKER, not THE JOKER.
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IMDb says “Holy Martin Scorsese Batman!”

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Which is ironic, since the IMDb credits for JOKER, at least so far, do not show Scorsese listed anywhere in any producer role (when supposedly he was to have had a hand in the production).






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Posted: 08 April 2019 at 12:16pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Probably not the point John was making, Shaun.

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Yeah, I got that.  And I was obviously making a different (though not-entirely-unrelated) observation.

But thanks for condescendingly pointing that out, and speaking on JB's behalf.

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Posted: 08 April 2019 at 4:48pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I'm not getting the sense it will be awful in the way that CATWOMAN and BATMAN VS SUPERMAN were.

I can't speak to CATWOMAN, as I never saw it, but with BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, weren't off-the-mark characterizations a big part of the problem? Also, just an overall drabness and no sense of fun in a movie that should be colorful and and fun in at least in some way? That Wonder Woman was the figurative and literal (tho all too brief) bright spot in a movie named after the other two was very telling. 

My impression is this film will have similar issues. A movie about the Joker should not be colorless and un-fun and not really about the Joker!!!

Hard. Pass.




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Re: Brian

For me, off-the-mark characterizations in BvS was just "a" problem in probably one of the worst films I've seen in my life. It wasn't just that it wasn't fun and colorful either. The big problem was the sheer incompetence and wrong-headedness of all involved. A terrible script, terrible performances, non-sensical plot, clumsily shot, you name it. If you changed the tone or characterizations it wouldn't have been better, just a different kind of awful.

THE DARK KNIGHT (the film this JOKER movie is most probably trying to emulate) wasn't fun and colorful either (though I do find it hilarious in parts) but was made by intelligent, competent people who knew what they were doing. Millions of viewers and the industry people who give out awards agreed.

It may not be your preferred version of The Joker (it maybe isn't mine either) but it worked, colorless and un-fun as it is, because it was a good film. Totally different neighborhood than BvS.

 
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