Did the new Joker movie live up to its hype?

Cole Marullo, Reporter

  Joker is full of plot twists and other major tie ins to the DC comics and DC cinematic universe. Spoiler Alert: I will be talking about some scenes in the movie which connect to bigger roles. The person who played Joker in the film was Joaquin Phoenix and the movie was produced by Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger. In my opinion, Joaquin Phoenix did an amazing job as the Joker in the film. 

To begin with, the movie was very interesting from the start with a man named Arthur Fleek who has a disorder which makes him laugh uncontrollably. Arthur worked as a clown, hinting at his future role in the movie.

Arthur also acts like a child inside a man’s body throughout a movie. He goes through life and later finds out that his mother was in a relationship with Tomas Wanye and believed Arthur was their child. In reality, though, he was adopted and abused by his mother when he was a child, which made him who he was and why he laughs uncontrollably.

 He was jumped in the streets by some kids who took all his money and broke the sign he was using to advertise for another business. These events lead to Arthur losing his job, making him fall further into depression. But, it all started with one of his co-workers gave him a gun saying, “He needs to protect himself.” Later in the movie, he uses this gun to murder these men who try to jump him in the subway which leads to a riot where people dress up as clowns leading to future events inside the movie.These events lead to Arthur slowly becoming more intense throughout the movie, getting him closer and closer to how the Joker is in the comics. 

Overall, I thought this was a great idea for film and character development. I really enjoyed Joaquin Phoenix’s acting; I couldn’t even tell that he was acting in some parts of the movie. I thought this movie had great effects and a great set of actors as well. The music they used in the movie also fit perfectly in with all the settings. Altogether, the movie was a little slow in the beginning but is definitely worth it in the end. I really enjoy this movie and I definitely recommend it to anyone as long as they are of age and are not bothered by gore.