Everything suggested that HBO Max was going to be the permanent home of ‘Joker’, the very successful DC movie starring joaquin phoenix in 2019, of which a long-awaited sequel is already being filmed. However, today we have had a tremendous surprise with its landing in the Netflix catalog.
‘Joker’ was also the first DC movie in several years that was not part of the Extended Universe that had been forever marked by the Snyderverse. At Warner they already saw with the success of ‘Aquaman’ that it was better to stop focusing on shared adventures and the box office bombing of the film that concerns us now He ended up making it clear that we had to turn the page.
His impressive success – ‘Joker’ was the first R-rated film in the United States in exceed 1 billion worldwide collection – did not exactly go unnoticed. Plus, ‘The Batman’ has been DC’s biggest hit ever since, and it was on its own as well. Obviously, the recent announcement of a new study strategy with its superheroes has changed everything again, but the conclusion is the same: the Snyderverse is dead.
Phoenix above all else
Going back to the specific case of ‘Joker’, I think that no one disputes that the film’s biggest draw is Phoenix in one of those extreme characters that he is so good at and that earned him his first Oscar. Here it is difficult not to remember his also great work in ‘Actually, you were never here’, but that does not detract from his approach to the mythical DC villain.
That yes, ‘Joker’ This is by no means a superhero movie. to use, since it focuses on telling the origins of his character and there is no trace of Batman -Bruce Wayne does appear in a brief scene, still a tender infant-. For it, todd phillips is clearly inspired by the cinema of Martin Scorsese in general and ‘The King of Comedy’ in particular to offer us a work that is perhaps a little monotonous in what it proposes, but brimming with strength in its approach to the hells of the human mind.
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