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Joker (No spoilers)

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JorisBonson Mon 07-Oct-19 14:55:30

Has anyone else been to see it yet?

What a film. Not at all what I expected and I didn't expect to get so emotionally involved in it. Surely he's a shoo in for the Oscar?

BarbedBloom Mon 07-Oct-19 15:06:58

I thought it was fantastic and I said the same about the Oscar. It was very uncomfortable to watch, but I think that was the intention given the subject matter

JorisBonson Mon 07-Oct-19 15:14:19

It was very uncomfortable to watch, but I think that was the intention given the subject matter

Totally agree - it wasn't necessary or vulgar

Judashascomeintosomemoney Mon 07-Oct-19 15:21:15

Agree with all of that. It was harrowing to watch tbh. Saw Judy the night before and thought Renee Zellweger was Oscar worthy but that the film wasn’t (although it was great). This one though, both Joaquin Phoenix’s performance and the film are Oscar worthy imo. Quite remarkable. Think I might go again......

UndomesticHousewife Mon 07-Oct-19 15:31:12

Superb performance from Joaquin Phoenix. It was quite uncomfortable but it was a fantastic film. I felt quite sorry for him.

KnifeAngel Mon 07-Oct-19 16:28:19

I thought it was one of the strangest films I had ever seen. I didn't enjoy it.

ChristineBaskets Mon 07-Oct-19 16:35:15

I utterly adored it and agree JP should get his Oscar at last! Absolutely gripping and amazing. Not a second too long either.
I saw it yesterday and would happily watch it again today; I can't stop thinking about it. I've even listened to Gary Glitter today to recreate some of the magic smile
Ps I don't usually like Batman films!

skippy67 Mon 07-Oct-19 16:38:53

I thought it was absolutely fantastic. Great performance from Joachim Phoenix, quite tear jerking at times. Wonderful film.

skippy67 Mon 07-Oct-19 16:39:42


littleduckeggblue Mon 07-Oct-19 16:42:30

Saw it last night. Felt like the majority of the film set 'the background' of the joker. Was really good!

JorisBonson Mon 07-Oct-19 16:55:02

I felt quite sorry for him.

Me too @UndomesticHousewife, really took me aback. He was a product of his upbringing / misfortunes. The bit with the girl in his building almost made me cry!

megletthesecond Mon 07-Oct-19 17:03:43

I'd love to see it, but I won't as it looks so bleak and violent, I can't cope with anything these days. The reviews I've read sound like it deserves awards.

hairypaws Mon 07-Oct-19 17:17:53

It was fantastic. Not really fussed with Batman but the story told by this film was so sad and gripping.

EmmiJay Mon 07-Oct-19 17:49:38

I'm going to see an 11am showing of it on Wednesday after the school run. grin Cannot wait!

EachandEveryone Tue 08-Oct-19 21:50:11

I tried to book it for tomorrow night but its all sold out! Going next week instead.

AliceLittle Tue 08-Oct-19 22:27:08

I don't know if there is ever a good time for a movie that paints mass murder as a logical conclusion to a socialially isolated, debatable neurodiverant, white man being failed by the system, but I feel this is not it.

PennyNotSoWise Tue 08-Oct-19 22:35:46

OP, do you need to know much about the Batman universe to 'get' this film? I think it looks really good, and I love love love Joaquin Phoenix, but don't know much about Batman.

Is this an origin story?

Glitterfisher Tue 08-Oct-19 22:52:03

DH saw it tonight, said JP most definitely deserves an oscar. He said it was very dark and violent. He is never bothered by films but said he was shocked it was only a 15 due to the subject matter.

ChristineBaskets Wed 09-Oct-19 09:37:17

Penny I don't know much about Batman, haven't seen all the other films, and I understood and enjoyed it just fine. I think the only things that might be useful to know are that Batman's name is Bruce Wayne and that his parents were murdered when he was a little boy, by a random mugger, as they left a theatre with Bruce.

PennyNotSoWise Wed 09-Oct-19 10:54:52


Thank you smile I think I'll give it a go, I've always been intrigued by The Joker as a character.

tinatsarina Wed 09-Oct-19 12:11:46

You don't need to see or know of batman films to watch it. Some of the film involves snippets of the comic storylines but it's not cannon.

ButDoYouAvocado Thu 10-Oct-19 08:48:24

I wondered...given his age and that of Bruce Wayne in this whether he really is the joker at all or it was another hallucination at the end? Because by the time Bruce Wayne becomes Batman the joker would be too old?

Thought it was an amazing film, definitely Oscar worthy. I found it so moving. Am going again on Monday.

amusedbush Thu 10-Oct-19 09:01:54

See, the stuff about it being really violent confuses me. I'm a massive weenie and I HATE violence and gore but it really wasn't bad at all. There is one scene (which I'd anticipated because I knew it in there) where I closed my eyes but it's no more violent than anything else on TV.

I think people have massively hammed up the brutality of it!

But I agree that it's a fantastic film, I enjoyed every minute of it.

Glitterfisher Thu 10-Oct-19 10:36:15

amused - the bit you are talking about was pretty graphic I believe. My DH watches all sorts of horror and violence but commented on that specifically. He said the main reason he was surprised it wasn't an 18 was due to the story itself though.

JorisBonson Thu 10-Oct-19 11:51:45

@amusedbush I agree with you. I thought it was all necessary

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