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Joker seems like a very long, drawn out origin story to me. Not sure I'm up for it.
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Joker is the first comic book movie I've been interested in a long time. The trailer is awesome.
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Yea i'm pretty excited about it. Joaquin and DeNiro, directed by Todd Phillips????

I'm willing to look past the whole recycled plot lines thing as i think they can do an "origin" story justice.
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I think Joker is either going to be really good, or really bad. I don't see much room in the middle.
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I saw a Rudy Ray Moore show at small club at River Roads Mall (i think) back in the late 90s. Honestly, i didn’t laugh much but then i wasn’t his target audience i guess.


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Dark Phoenix 7/10. Was not expecting to enjoy this as I find the Xmen movies average at best but as a turn your brain off visual and audio blast it ws enjoyable. I would sy it trumped Captain Marvel for me.
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Finally got around to seeing Jordan Peele's Us. It was definitely creepy, and I managed to avoid big spoilers so was genuinely intrigued early on. But somewhere along the way it kind of lost its power over me. I think because I pretty much pieced stuff together before the big payoff my overall enjoyment was held back.

I remember some of my friends saying they liked Us even better than Get Out, but not me. I loved Get Out. Us was good but not Great.
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Apparently Joaquin's path to the Oscar is going through Adam Sandler who's in some Scorceseish movie. It actually is a little surprising. Circa Punch Drunk Love and PTA's obssession with Sandler it always seemed like it would happen, but I thought maybe that ship had sailed. I think most any comedian can channel into something, but Sandler seems to make bad choices with The Cobbler and the Internet porn one and stuff. To say nothing of The Ridiculous 6.

Anyway the movie sounds like a chore. I may miss it. Or watch some of it or something.
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ghostrunner wrote:Joker seems like a very long, drawn out origin story to me. Not sure I'm up for it.

I'm pretty much comic book movies -d out, and the first thesis I'm pinning on the theater door is "if I have to hit every goddam single beat of the cliche origin story one more time, I'll break into seizures. I DON'T CARE IF UNCLE BEN DIES ANYMORE!" However, that trailer really hooked me. Being in the non-supernatural Batman universe helps. And the very relatable human struggle does too. I look forward to it.
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It's also weird that they seem to be mashing up King of Comedy and Taxi Driver and turning them into this origin story, even casting DeNiro as the late night host and drawing on some of the 70s/80s New York aesthetic of those movies. Those movies are perfectly fine stories in their own right, without having to service a supervillain origin. And there's a strong whiff of "poor misunderstood white guy understandably turns evil" though that's probably real life intruding on my feelings too much.

I think on top of that, I don't need to know everything about how characters became the way they are. Little hints in the middle of a story are ok. I don't need the Immortan Joe backstory in Fury Road, or why Furiosa is missing an arm. Even the little bit we know about Ledger's Joker is ok. Of course that's in a superhero/action movie, so I understand the fatigue there.

I don't know, something about it has rubbed me the wrong way from the first trailer and I'm not sure I can summarize it adequately. Probably best to look at it as just a movie about a guy who becomes a terrorist in a clown suit, which someone may have said already.
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