Let’s Talk About The Joker

I just saw the Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix for the first time. It was amazing. I for one definently appreciate the movie raising awareness for mental illness. Every little bit helps.

How about that ending though? What do you guys think, did it all really happen, or was it all in his head? Let’s talk!

#movies #thejoker #tv #mentalhealth

Published by Hannah Eileen

Jesus. Cats. Podcasts. An introvert full of strange thoughts and musings.

9 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About The Joker

  1. I loved it, too!! I’m not even necessarily a follower of DC or Marvel–nothing wrong with either, just not my wheelhouse. I was really impressed by the portrayal of mental illness and how as a society, we have some work to do. I also loved how they showed that despite our ideas about heroes and villains, that no one is that black and white. Such a good character study and impeccable character development!

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    1. So good. THAT was a real story, great development all the way through. I was thoroughly impressed and I usually tear movies apart, like you always do as a reader or writer. We definently have more resources for mental health now than ever before but yes, have a long way to go to understand and relate.

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  2. It was a very interesting movie to watch and I mostly enjoyed it. The ending was GREAT and overall it was a beautifully shot film with a lot of meaning. I can see why it did so well.

    I think it was just maybe a little too long? There were certain points in the movie where I threw my hands up and said “Okay, seriously, that’s enough… How much worse can life be for this guy?… I GET IT.” You know? But I also don’t love movies that just go in a downward spiral for that long, so it could entirely be on me.

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  3. I think this film is a wonderful vehicle for Joaquin Phoenix. But it seems a little too soon after Heath Ledger who gave a performance in a similar vein, don’t you think? It seems to me that The Joker is mostly a comment on society. If you’ve never seen Martin Scorsese’s 1983 classic, The King of Comedy, make sure to check it out. That’s a very dark satire on society if ever there was one. In The Joker, it seems that the misfit character now has a place in society, he actually has countless followers in stark contrast to back when The King of Comedy came out, and the misfit was all alone.

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  4. Hahaha, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about his! But I think it has to be real or at least most of it. I mean, we see there are moments he’s imagined but if the bulk/all of the film is in his mind then it undercuts the film’s power. If it were all imagined then there was no real tension in the narrative, no risk, no character journey or story to invest in. He was just sitting in his bed at Arkham the whole time, thinking it out. I do think parts of it were imagined and I think the film begs us to ask the questions of which. But I don’t think they’d take the approach that it’s all a dream as that sort of bait and switch could be upsetting, especially as so many people have become so invested in this film and this take on the character. But then again, it is the Joker so anything is possible XD.

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  5. It was soooo dark. It’s not a fun movie to watch and I don’t recommend it to everyone. It’s a good movie. It’s thought provoking. There’s some insanely good acting in there. But I needed some time to shake it off after I walked out the cinema…

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