“Joker” One of the Best!

Robbie Feulner, Staff Writer

“Joker” – 4.5/5 Stars

     “Joker” tells the “origin story” of Batman’s evil nemesis, The Joker.  The newly released film revolves  around a mentally ill clown, Arthur Fleck, played by Joaquin Phoenix, and his fight against the society that rejects him. Hardships follow Fleck throughout the movie as he slowly loses most of what he has and pushes away the rest. Do not expect this movie to be an “average superhero film”, because it is certainly not!

     The film gives audiences a new, and perhaps a sympathetic, perspective on the character of the Joker and takes them through an emotional journey through his confusing and disturbing life. It definitely deserves its R-Rating because of its creepy and at times excessive violence throughout the course of the film. This stunning movie will leave you wondering what you just saw and makes you think long after leaving the theater. 

     “Joker” is a huge step forward for the superhero movie genre and has received some early Oscar-buzz for Joaquin Phoenix’ portrayal of the title character.  Even if you are not a fan of the Batman franchise or the comic book genre, everyone should see this movie!