Monday, 9 December 2019

Joker Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro

I am not a big fan of movies about comic stories. I watched Batman by Christopher Nolan in which Heath Lodger appears and renders a superb Joker performance. However, after watching Joker I want to watch Batman movies again. What is more, there is another Joker performance in the history of movies, this was in 1989 when Jack Nicholson played Joker as well.  

Joker Joaquin Phoenix
Joker Joaquin Phoenix

The performance of Joaquin Phoenix is impressive, thereby I will not find strange if he wins all major acting awards this season. Joker pays homage to two classic movies of Martin Scorsese: Taxi Driver and the King of Comedy

Indeed, there are scenes that pay homage to Taxi Driver directly or in other words, are equal scenes that bring us back to the iconic story of Taxi Driver. One positive thing about the movie is that Robert De Niro appears, thus the homage is greater thereby. The character Robert De Niro played in the King of Comedy is played on this occasion by Joaquin Phoenix. This is not a mere movie about a comic story, it is a great movie inspired by the world of Gotham.

You are able to discover the development of the character, how it ends up being Joker, the enemy of Batman. This is the best of the movie. Nonetheless, this movie can also be dangerous if somebody takes it wrong, this is felt throughout the entire film. Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix are great here and there are some scenes that are shocking.

Joker is a good movie, they want to shoot a second part, I hope they do not destroy the greatness of this original story about the clown. We have to warn regardless, that this movie is not easy to watch.