#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.
Plot: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
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Okay, this film has already been so widely debated that I’m not sure what I can really add to the conversation. So, I’ll just give my thoughts.
“Joker” is a fairly basic character study of Arthur Fleck, a mentally ill man who feels increasingly marginalized by an uncaring and brutal society in Gotham City. To start, the characters, except for Arthur himself, are pretty flat. They seem to have little purpose other than to further Arthur’s story. This includes Thomas Wayne, who in other media is portrayed as a man of many dimensions, wealthy but caring, and instilling these values in his son Bruce. Here, he is portrayed as much more uncaring and elitist. Which gives much less of an impact in the inevitable alley scene we see in everything remotely related to Batman. More on this in a minute. It’s important to the point.
Arthur suffers a condition that makes him burst into laughter at inappropriate times. He also has other unspecified mental illnesses. We’re never given the specifics. This is actually a little troubling because of the general depiction of mental illness. It almost seems like they are saying that if someone is mentally ill then they are a ticking time bomb and it’s only a matter of time before they go off. This is not a good look.
After a series of events, Arthur begins spiraling downward, but at the same time realizes how much influence he can have over other people, an aspect of the Joker that isn’t often explored. And this is where the characters other than Arthur being rather flat comes into play.
There’s more than one indication that we are actually witnessing these events through Arthur’s eyes. And this creates a brilliant depiction of a narcissistic personality. The only character that gets fully fleshed out is Arthur himself, but he can’t or won’t connect with other people to see their depth. As such, we get to see narcissism from the inside, no connection to others and in fact seeing them as pawns in his own schemes. It’s subtle and definitely not in your face, but if you look carefully, the hints are there.
Those who fear that “Joker” would glorify incel violence or otherwise can rest a little easier, but as I mentioned, the film isn’t without its troubling portrayals. It does vilify the mentally ill, which creates a whole host of other issues. The movie swings wildly between “excellent” and just “okay,” and sometimes even “meh.” As such, it gets a recommendation, but only a mild one.
It is intersting to analyze this movie in a context of global increase of violent social movements against the Establishment. Joker succeed in making me accept a violent reactions without really explicit political fundation.
The Hype is real
Most of the time movies are anticipated like this they end up falling short, way short. Joker is the first time I was more than happy with the hype. Please ignore the complaints of “pernicious violence” as they are embarrassing to say the least. We haven’t seen a comic movie this real before. If we ever “deserved” a better class of criminal – Phillips and Phoenix have delivered. This is dark, Joker IS dark and you will fall in love with the villain as you should. The bad guys are always more romantic anyway.
One of the best acting performances I’ve ever seen
Joaquin Phoenix IS the joker. Phoenix gave a performance that felt like a mixture of Heath Ledger’s joker, Jack Nicholson’s joker, and Alex in A Clockwork Orange:
Overall, this movie was a trip to say the least. Cinematography was very good, and the soundtrack set the perfect mood for the film for the most part. The acting and plot are what sold it though. Phoenix made me forget that the character was one I had seen before in other movies. His performance mixed with the overall feel and plot of the movie made me leave the theater feeling like I too had just taken a descent into madness.
I’ve never been a very big fan of superhero movies so I was a little weary going into the movie, but this had absolutely nothing to do with anything superhero related other than the characters. I loved this movie and will definitely see it again. It was just what I hoped it would be.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Todd Phillips
Writer Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Bob Kane (based on characters created by), Bill Finger (based on characters created by), Jerry Robinson (based on characters created by)
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy
Country USA, Canada
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 110 wins & 228 nominations.
Production Company Bron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, DC Comics
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Atmos, Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (‘Live With Murray Franklin’ TV footage), 1.55 : 1 (‘Modern Times’ footage), 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa 65, Arri Prime 65, Prime 65-S, Prime DNA, Macro, Zeiss Compact Prime, Vintage 765, Leica R, Canon CN-E and Nikon Nikkor Lenses, Arri Alexa LF, Arri Prime 65, Prime 65-S, Prime DNA, Macro, Zeiss Compact Prime, Vintage 765, Leica R, Canon CN-E and Nikon Nikkor Lenses, Arri Alexa Mini (some scenes)
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (titles), Codex, Video (‘Modern Times’ footage and ‘Live With Murray Franklin’ TV footage)
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format) (some scenes), ARRIRAW (4.5K) (5.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), 70 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema