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frugliesPosted for Everyone to comment on, 5 years ago



I wrote about Joker about a month ago before it was released; https://whaleshares.io/@fruglies/joker. Finally saw it today after all the anticipation and it was all I hoped for and much more. This is a movie that would sadden you for the societal deterioration that causes truly needy people to be abandoned and treated like trash. The killer wouldn't have emerged if budgets hadn't been cut and his sessions with his counselor/psychiatrist canceled. He wouldn't have discovered the pleasure of killing another human if a shady colleague hadn't set him up by giving him a handgun illegally. We saw a gentle but mentally disturbed young man being maltreated and hurt repeatedly until he lost it completely and went over the edge. Joaquin Phoenix deserves several awards for his incredible performance in this movie. Watching him gradually evolve from sweet Arthur Fleck to Joker was as disturbing as it was brilliant.

Failed comedian Arthur Fleck encounters violent thugs while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow dissent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.


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