Joker – 8 min Standing Ovation and Warnings


Joker Praise and Criticism

So, Joker has been getting some rave reviews from critics at the Venice film festival. With reports stating that the Joker has received an EIGHT MINUTE standing ovation.

“This is Phoenix’s film,” declared The Hollywood Reporter, “and he inhabits it with an insanity by turns pitiful and fearsome in an out-there performance that’s no laughing matter.”

Furthermore, the The LA Times gave Joaquin Phoenix high praise for his performance stating he “delivers the kind of meticulously detailed psychotic breakdown that he does better than just about any American actor now working.”


Joker Criticism

While others are criticising the film for glorifying violence and the film should come with warnings for those who watch it.

The Independent are worried that toxic men will see the film and think: “There’s nothing wrong with me. There is beauty in my chaos. I am the chaos. I am the beauty. The ends justify the means.”

Furthermore, others see the film as mirroring real life mass murderers.  The Telegraph: “a movie about a mentally ill loner who triggers mass violence is likely to draw parallels with the recent shootings in America”.

As, The Playlist echos many feelings that the film bolsters the angry white man ethos: “You see clearly how easily it could be (mis)interpreted and co-opted by the very 4Chan/Incel/’mentally ill loner’ element it purports to darkly satirise.”

(Radio Times)

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There’s a FINAL trailer for the Joker movie has recently been released and it cements what we all believed before hand. It’s INCREDIBLE! This movie will definitely win some awards at the end of the year. It will become a one of the best DC movies to date. It’s Dark. Gritty. Gruesome and fantastic!

Joaquin Phoenix looks like he is going to be a stellar Joker. He has absolutely NAILED it. Cementing himself right up there with Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson. His interpretation of the Joker feels and looks frightening, exciting and absolutely insane. Bat Sh*t Crazy if you must. The stuff of nightmares. We’re all in!


We’re really keen to see the origin Joker story we cannot wait for the full movie!

Director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study. (Warner Bros)

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