Growing up one of my first encounters with superheroes was the Justice League and the Justice League Unlimited cartoons. I would watch those shows religiously and although Superman was my standout favourite superhero, a trend which has stuck with me through my entire life, The Flash was always a character I felt invested in. Wally West, voiced by Michael Rosenbaum, felt larger than life and his role in the cartoon played a huge role in The Flash being one of the first ever comic books I would go on to read.
The Joker is an iconic super-villain in the DC Universe. Not only is he mysterious and clever in his wicked actions, but he has a good sense of humor too. His dialogues have a deep meaning and that is the only reason that though being a villain, his character is loved by all. The Joker was led by Heath Ledger in the Batman series and then followed by Joaquin Phoenix in the psychological thriller joker which was released last year.
What is going on guys. My apologies for the delay in posts, but here we are, Part 2 of Crisis on Infinite Earths has come and has revealed some shocking new details about the turn of how this Crisis will turn out. If you haven't seen Part 1 of Crisis on Infinite Earths, go watch it now or you can also find the recap of Part 1 on my page as well. So without further ado, lets get into it. Also, for those reading who haven't been keeping up with the events of Crisis, MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD.
Now that the hype has died down and a good majority of people have seen this movie I thought I'd talk about the Joker flick. After watching Joker I felt the intention of the movie was to not only provide me the viewer with solid entertainment. It was also meant to make the viewer look at the type of person they are when they're around others. One of the few things that bothered me about the movie wasn't even in the movie. It was people saying they understand where Arthur was coming from, or they could relate to him. Or they understand why he did what he did when he was spiraling out of control. It seems like little to none of those comments online were people saying we've got to treat each other better. Yes because we might potentially send a fellow human being off the edge of sanity, but also because it's just the right thing to do. Every Gothamite felt like they were in their own bubble concentrating on their own world and own problems. The lady on the bus who wanted Arthur to stop making her kid laugh, to Arthur's coworkers. They all reminded me of people in the city I live in (Seattle). Very few greet you happily or strike a genuine conversation with a stranger, and if they do they're most likely from out of town.
For years, the one constant through the ever-changing actors and directors within the Batman movies was that most DC films were terrible. They fell either into the ridiculously campy and gave us such gems as the iconic bat-nipples and credit card or they were so dark and edgy that they became just as over the top and silly. But now it wasn’t and became the climax to one of the most long-awaited showdowns in cinema history with Batman and Superman having mothers with the same first name. Good DC movies were few and far between with the most iconic characters being reduced to cheesy caricatures of themselves to make them appeal to the common audience often leaving longtime fans dissatisfied. Amidst all these failures there was the gem that was The Dark Knight that contained the best portrayal of the Joker that live action movies have ever seen.
The whole world splits into two sides whenever a comic book movie hits the theaters and we really can't blame people for it. The rivalry between Marvel and DC dates back to the 1960s when Stan Lee released the Fantastic Four comics. Today, the rivalry is still intact with both these companies releasing epic blockbusters and busting down the box office time and again. However, some movies really just has it all and irrespective of the company behind them, they are appreciated by fans all over the world. Joker is one such masterpiece.
Among the many villains Batman has faced, one easily stands out: the wicked clown-faced criminal known as the Joker. This is a character we have seen plenty of times over the years, portrayed in different styles by multiple actors. There's the comical presentation of Joker by Cesar Romero in the 1960s Batman television series, and even, for that matter, the silly Joker in The Lego Batman Movie recently. For something mildly dark, there's Jack Nicholson's Joker in the 1989 Batman movie and Mark Hamill voicing the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series in TV in the 1990s. Then, if you really want an ultra dark Joker, look no further than Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance in The Dark Knight in 2008. With such a high bar set, it would be a challenge to reach the same level of excellence that Ledger achieved.