I’ve never felt as uncomfortable in a theater as I did when I watched “Joker” on a Friday evening. There were external factors that contributed to my unease. People were concerned about the movie inciting gun violence. Numerous past incidents, including the Aurora and the Isla Vista shootings, became reminders of what could happen.
"I hope my death will make more cents than my life."
— Efsane Kesit (@efsanekesit) October 6, 2019
That seems to be part of the problem.
The truth is there are many details in Arthur’s life that have contributed to his transformation, but at the end when he’s championed by mobs of oppressed people, it doesn’t add up.
The problem of the movie is that the filmmakers have done their best to portray the Clown Prince as, if not understandable, then plausible and worse, laudable.
— danica (@danicaseung) October 6, 2019
Let’s talk about the complexities of this film on the Quirktastic app. I’m sure there’s a lot to be said!
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Written in VA. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.