Far from the great special effects to which we are usually accustomed to when we talk about the world of superheroes, as we have seen in MCU movies and even recent DC movies like 'Aquaman', 'Joker' brings us an intimate and very different vision of one of the greatest villains of the cinema industry, and also one of the greatest in the comic culture. This is undoubtedly a risky bet that still had the arduous task of going through the very harsh filter of critics. And such a way it made it without any difficulty, it even has been praised by them, something that's honestly not very common in the industry.
These days, one of the great cinematographic events of the year is celebrated in the emblematic city of Venice, in Italy. The Venice Film Festival of this 2019 has hosted all kinds of new films, some of them were big hits, some of them were not, and among the lot, of course, is the latest adaptation of the Joker character to the big screen, which has been highly anticipated from the very moment it's making was confirmed. As you know, the film premiered a few months, letting us see how Joaquin Phoenix, its protagonist, was transformed into the slightly freaky (about to be the biggest freak of all times) Arthur Fleck, a man dedicated to making others laugh and give entertainment, but there's something a bit off in Arthur's head, whose personality is already somehow disturbed, and leads him to end up obscuring completely after the difficulties he encounters in his life become way too much and make him crack entirely, until he becomes the iconic criminal we all know.
But that is precisely what 'Joker' pursues from its beginning: show the world not the villain character that we have already seen in the comics and that makes Batman's impossible life, that quite dark man that's responsible for the most twisted and almost sadistic crimes of all times, but his transformation process until he reaches that dark point of no return, discovering that there's actually a human being behind the clown mask, and explaining what lead him to become what he is nowadays, as we know him.
This vision so different and far from the style of superhero movies clashed at the beginning with many fans (and even Warner Bros. that apparently at the beginning was quite reluctant to the idea of making this film). However, the first critics of the film are showing that Todd Phillips, its director, has not only hit the center of the target: perhaps Joker becomes one of the most important installments of his career.
This is at least assured by experts who have already seen the film in Venice, where everything is praise and applause right now. The movie had already gained very positive words such as «Artwork», «a before and after», «perhaps the world is not prepared for this» or «the Joker we deserve» and these are just some of the expressions that we have been able to collect from people who have already been able to enjoy the film, which highlights, of course, a Joaquin Phoenix in true state of grace-eye that already speaks of him as a candidate for the Oscars, judging by the words given by the critics.
Just a few days ago 'Joker' premiered its final trailer. The preview lets us see new images of the film and especially more stellar Phoenix moments, in addition to the appearance of characters that did not appear in the first video. Another visual delight to open your face to its premiere, scheduled for October 4th.
Genres: Crime , Drama , Thriller | Duration: 122 min | Year: 2019
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix , Robert De Niro , Zazie Beetz , Frances Conroy , Brett Cullen , Shea Whigham , Bill Camp , Glenn Fleshler , Leigh Gill , Josh Pais , Rocco Luna , Marc Maron , Sondra James , Murphy Guyer , Douglas Hodge