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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 23 September 2018 at 10:24am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Iím starting to get the feeling The Joker is actually running DCEU.

All the signs are there.  Crazy, maniacal decisions that lead to chaos and despair.   And the inevitable defeat by Batman (err....Marvel Studios).


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Posted: 23 September 2018 at 11:14am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

DC may be playing the long game here... If they can kill any sense of goodwill the public has towards super-hero films in general, they'll succeed in taking Marvel down with them. Since they cannot win, they will simply ensure the other guy doesn't either. :-)

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Posted: 23 September 2018 at 3:39pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The worst thing about this film to me is that it actually has a really amazing cast, which could produce a great film, even a great film about the Joker's origin.

But this doesn't look to be it.  So its a massive squandered opportunity.  I mean, really, do you think you're ever going to get DeNiro to do another superhero film?
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Posted: 23 September 2018 at 11:45pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

DC/Warner made every bad decision conceivable to man in their wanna-be superhero shared universe. It's almost impossible for me to get excited about anything they put out.

But.....

I'm cautiously optimistic about this one.

I think Phillips is an interesting, underrated director and Phoenix is a good choice for the lead. Martin Scorsese (!) and Robert De Niro (!!) are also involved.

I'm liking the vibes of the screen test video they put out, even with that makeup it feels like The Joker to me.

Also, The Joker's "civilian name" on this one will be Arthur Fleck (get it? A.Fleck)... maybe they're going meta on this one and for the Joker i think that may somehow work.
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Posted: 24 September 2018 at 7:33am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I just realized...Jack Nicholson is the most accurate live action portrayal of the Joker in the movies...and apparently that isn't going to change anytime soon. 

Wait..I forgot that the 60's series had a movie.  So it's between Cesar Romero and Jack.  Cesar probably gets the edge for not having an origin (and for not gunning down Bruce's parents). 

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Posted: 24 September 2018 at 9:00am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Jack Nicholson did a great job as the homicidal completely insane Joker... the grim and gritty 80s Joker. And while I usually use "grim and gritty" as a perjorative, Nicholson was indeed perfect as the Joker.

Cesar Romero was hilarious and dangerous. He was perfect for the TV show. He was FUN.

It's 2018, and I don't know if there's any room for fun in super hero TV shows and movies any more. That may be DC's major issue... they have no idea how to make a super hero fun in the least (well, Wonder Woman came close once or twice.)


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Posted: 24 September 2018 at 11:46am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

It's 2015, and I don't know if there's any room for fun in super hero TV shows and movies any more.
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So, I'm guessing from this that you just came out of a three year coma and haven't caught up on the Marvel films?
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 24 September 2018 at 4:58pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Steve - Dammit, my fingers missed. Of course I meant (and updated to) 2018.

You are 100% right about Marvel movies. But I was referring more to DC movies. Even the light moments in Wonder Woman and Justice League were kinda heavy.

Still, them three year comas can be kinda refreshing, at my age... :)
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 25 September 2018 at 4:48am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I feel an overwhelming desire to never, ever watch this. 

The same can, unfortunately, be said for much of DC's output these last few years. I can easily count on one hand the number of GOOD DC-related movies we've had since the original SUPERMAN made its debut 40 years ago. 

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Posted: 02 October 2018 at 6:20pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Is this new version of the Joker supposed to look like a combination of Cesar Romero and Heath Ledger?
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Posted: 06 October 2018 at 6:46pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I think Joaquin Phoenix has the acting chops to be a potentially brilliant Joker. From what I've seen with that make-up job, I fear they are well off the mark, however.
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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 07 October 2018 at 6:17am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

They are off the mark probably because everyone involved with this movie has Heath Ledger in mind, not the Joker.
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