04 October 2019
Dark, Intense and Emotional Gripping - Truly a Masterpiecr
This is an incredible film, and every single audience is literally glued to his/her seat. The story is gripping and performance of Joaquin Phoenix honestly at least deserve an oscar nomination. This spin-off (standalone) DC film truly allows audiences to come into terms and feel the mental state of (pre) Joker. The subtle nod to the larger DC universe, especially to the caped crusader also feels like very natural fits and extemely welcomed. This film is not for the faint-hearted as there are a couple of violence scenes. The depiction of Gotham city also constantly reminds us the importance of Batman and why he is needed in this city. Director Todd Phillips pulled off a risky gamble and managed to successfully diverge away from his best-known Hangover Trilogy. At the end of the day - people will ask, Is the performance of Joaquin Phoenix better than Health Ledger? We will never know, but these two hours with the performance of Joaquin Phoenix honestly will remind everyone why all of us fell in love with performance of Ledger back in 2008. The intensity, the work ethic, the way an actor blends into the character he portrays - the similiarities are uncanning.