Their story wasn't important to this depiction of Joker. Thomas Wayne is an antagonist here but setting up Batman wasn't necessary and kind of a sellout by Todd Phillips who has been at pains to point out this film stands alone and is not part of a wider universe.I felt the departure from the 'traditional' depiction of the Waynes was in keeping with the rest of the movie.
Why are the two mutually exclusive ?For me the artistically and acting the film was great, but in terms of entertainment and subject matter it didn't sit so well with me. Joaquin Phoenix will probably get an oscar for this and deservedly so. For me it follows a deranged, mentally ill (which covers depression etc) serial killer but it's been badged as a comic book film. It lightly touches some of the Joker origins but it goes too far into the mindset of a serial killer to be a Joker origin story and at the same time be called a comic book film.
Because the Joker is a comic book character and IMO needs to at least portray and pay homeage to the characters origins. There is too much artisitc license in this film and does not really reflect the origin of the Joker's character.Why are the two mutually inclusive ?
Let's hope he doesn't start seething in an underground style, on the way to forming a criminal organisation and becoming an unhinged individual wearing excessive face paint and a clown suit.Jared Leto felt "alienated and upset" that Warner Bros moved forward with a solo Joker film without him.
You've blown my mind.Joaquin Phoenix's performance was perfectly nuanced and the best I've seen this year. Got to be among his best, up there with The Master (see a bit of Freddie in his Joker), Her and Space Camp.
Art imitates lifeLet's hope he doesn't start seething in an underground style, on the way to forming a criminal organisation and becoming an unhinged individual wearing excessive face paint and a clown suit.