Nothing is going well in the life of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), who we’ll later know as The Joker. “All his thoughts are negative,”as he told his counselor, whom she received psychological support from.
Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz
Genres: Crime - Drama - Thriller
He lives with his mother in Gotham, where he was born and raised. He clowns in various organizations to make people’s faces laugh, giving him the nickname “Happy” his mother wore to him. Everyone around him crushes Arthur, nobody cares what he thinks, and Arthur endures the onslaught of the street, the abuse of his boss. He has only one dream: to be a comedian like famous entertainer Murray Franklin.
Is The Joker Good or Bad?
Arthur Fleck has never seen the benefit of being a good person. Being an Anti-hero will take him to a different point, make him noticed. Making his voice heard by contributing to chaos is the only way he finds out with his deformed mind. His individual action, albeit by accident, drives society into action.
In the first half of the film we are face with unhappy Arthur Fleck, unlike the cruel and cheerful Joker we know. We witness the story of a demented character. When the trauma caused by his mother is added to the factors such as growing up without a father, it is inevitable that he will be unhealthy.
Joker laughs involuntarily tearfully due to his illness. It also surprises and empowers him to have the support of downtrodden people like himself by putting his back on chaos. As in the films that bring criticism to society, there is madness and therefore a revolt against those who transformed him. The Joker is the only character in the film that the viewer has to put himself in.
The Joker offers a dramatic look at the comic book adaptation. With $ 24.6 million in revenue, it will break the opening record, and it will open different doors to the comic book adaptations that follow.