Broadsheet Trailer Park: Joker

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What you may need to know:

1. Joaquin Phoenix looks simply astonishing in this grounded and gritty-looking “origin story” of the clown prince of crime and Batman’s arch-nemesis.

2. Martin Scorsese was on board as producer early on, and despite departing the movie this time last year, his presence is still very apparent: Taxi Driver (1976) and The King of Comedy (1982) both are clearly major influences, underscored by the presence of Robert de Niro.

3. Yes, it’s the prequel nobody asked for, but despite unfortunately being one of those “teasers” that in fact gives away the entire movie, Joker has suddenly shot up the list of 2019’s most anticipated movies.

4. The question now is, will the Batman – due for yet another reboot after Ben Affleck‘s disastrous turn in the cape – make an appearance ahead of, well, The Batman (2021)?

Doug’s verdict: No laughing matter.

Release date:
October (US), TBC (Europe).

3 thoughts on “Broadsheet Trailer Park: Joker

  1. Starina

    This looks like it will either be a brilliant study of a mind cracking under the cruelties of life (Requiem For a Dream style), OR the story of a Nice Guy™ done wrong (which will then be quoted by 4chan fanboys as a fave alongside Rick and Morty, Bukowski and Fight Club). I really hope it’s the first cos I love Joaquin Phoenix.

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