Defending the Joker
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Defending the Joker

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So many looked forward to this movie- to enjoy or to mock.

When it premiered, reactions were mixed- but one thing was certain : it was the movie people loved to hate. Whether about the content or the actors, jokes were made left and right.

Then the movie won an Oscar and the win was marked by ridicule.

It wasn't all bad press; however, the $175,000,000 budgeted- movie fared well at the box office, raking in $745,600,054 at the box office.

One of the more laughed at characters was the Joker. Leto's character was dismissed as not "Joker enough" or "too gangster".

I enjoyed the characterization of Gotham's funniest villain.

He was unhinged, but not so much so that he wasn't hauntingly enigmatic. The Joker's laugh was creepy but not terribly off-putting. The way he carried himself was dangerously egotistical, yet still reeked of insanity. The weapon-circle revealed a different side of the joker, still eerily laughing yet circled by weapons. The lofty manner with which he conducted business was the perfect foil for the insanity leaking from every orifice. His pursuit of Harley was made all the more stark by his reluctance to let it exist. As a whole, the character was every bit as unhinged as he was meant to be; the "gangster" element only added to his insanity and need for control.


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The dismissal of the joker reigns true for other aspects of the movie. The tale told isn't one that's meant to have an ending; while this seems anticlimactic at first, upon further analysis, one sees a world of possibilities for the "verse". Which only begets the question, sequel?


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