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Should I watch The Joker?

Or is it so sad and disturbing I’ll be depressed for a week?

by Anonymousreply 19Last Saturday at 3:41 AM

I did not like Heath Ledger in his role as “Joker”.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Friday at 6:18 PM

It wasn't that depressing. It reminded me of Taxi Driver.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Friday at 6:21 PM

[quote] It wasn't that depressing. It reminded me of Taxi Driver.

Because of DeNiro?

by Anonymousreply 3Last Friday at 6:24 PM

Very well done. Great performance from Phoenix, great score.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Friday at 6:24 PM

I couldn't finish it my self. Too depressing

by Anonymousreply 5Last Friday at 6:29 PM

I liked the part with the mechanical penguins.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Friday at 6:30 PM

Pointlessly dreary and violent.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Friday at 6:31 PM

I meant this movie. I guess the title is just “Joker”.

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by Anonymousreply 8Last Friday at 6:40 PM

Violent, depressing yet predictable. Incel fantasy. Joaquin’s performance was very good though.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Friday at 6:52 PM

Well, Taxi Driver with a heapin' helpin' of The King of Comedy.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Friday at 7:05 PM

Don’t watch it. You will feel worse afterward.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Friday at 7:24 PM

Why are you asking us, OP? You know you want to watch it, so just watch it. Are you waiting for a certain tally of positives and negatives from posters before you make a decision? Ridiculous. Just watch it. Phoenix won the goddamn Oscar for chrissake. What more do you need to make up your mind?

by Anonymousreply 12Last Friday at 7:31 PM

[quote] Watch it. Watch it now.

Kill him. Kill him now.

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by Anonymousreply 13Last Friday at 7:38 PM

It's depressing but a good film. Depressing and dark films actually make me feel better but then again I am a weirdo.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Friday at 7:48 PM

What r9 said. Great performances, but ugh. Dreary and depressing.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Friday at 8:22 PM

You'd have more fun putting a knife in a toaster.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Saturday at 1:28 AM

I would watch King of Comedy first, you will catch the many references to it in The Joker. Also I noticed a lot of references to older moves from the 70's & 80's. It's depressing but worth seeing.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Saturday at 3:28 AM

I thought "Joker" was joyless and deeply mean-spirited. Great performance, sure, but there was nothing pleasurable about the experience of watching this movie.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Saturday at 3:40 AM

If you've seen "The King Of Comedy", you've essentially seen "Joker". I will agree that Phoenix was outstanding, however.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Saturday at 3:41 AM
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