This highly anticipated movie starring Joaquin Phoenix has been watched by the critics and the early reviews say it is a masterpiece.
'Joker' premiered in the Venice Film Festival today and social reactions to the Clown Prince of Crime have started to emerge online following the earlier press screening. While it is a known fact that DC movies have a less-than-known solid track record, as only three out of seven movies have rated fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, it looks like Joker is being set to gain global acclaim.
Robbie Collin, who is a movie critic with Telegraph kept his views about the movie to himself, but in a tweet, he said Joker review coming this evening once the premiere’s in. In the meantime: that was a *big* round of applause." You can check out the trailer of the movie below here. Film writer Radek Folta shared his view on Twitter, writing, "Bring in the clowns!!!’ #Joker will surprise the hell out of people. The dark, twisted, brutal origin story of the most recognized villain in popular culture. Joaquin Phoenix adds another iconic performance to his extraordinary career."
International Film Critique posted on their Twitter account that Joaquin Phoenix, who plays the Joker and said that Phoenix has played the role ‘as one of the greatest, darkest villains in cinematic history’ and that it’s ‘the type of film that defines an actor’s career, type of role and character that comes once in a lifetime.’ The movie is directed by Todd Philips, who has movies like 'Hangover' trilogy and War Dogs, Joker looks to be a ‘twisted, disturbing’ odyssey that tells the story of the origin of Batman's nemesis.
It has been rated R in the US for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language, and brief sexual images. The official synopsis of the movie reads, "Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker."