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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:45 PM

Joker review

I saw the “Joker” movie today. I loved it as an origin movie. It was spot on as a realistic portrayal of how a psychopath can be made. It’s the same tone as Michael Douglas’ film “Falling Down.” It’s a hard, uncomfortable movie to watch in the beginning. I felt sorry for Arthur Fleck.

I don’t understand the uproar regarding the movie. It’s a gritty, 1970’s vibe in that the world seems rough, many were poor and there was a distinct difference between the haves and the have nots.

I liked the movie. It made me uncomfortable and it made me think. I had sympathy for the protagonist, and the movie portrays how the Joker was made. I guess people don’t want to face the mental illness aspect. I don’t know. Maybe we don’t want to have the worst parts of humanity shown on the screen in a realistic way. Apathy, greed, narcissism, abuse. It’s all there for us to face.

It’s a bleak movie. I wholly recommend it.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 06:12 PM

1. The SJW "WokeScolds" don't need a reason for their uproar.

They're constantly pissed off at the world; any target can be used as a justification for their ire:

A Supreme Court Justice nominee can be accused of a sexual assault with no supporting evidence.

A guy who finds a way to raise thousands of dollars for children's cancer research can be attacked for some 8 year old social media posts.

A woman raising a son with autism can be attacked for being opposed to abortion.

All they know is that the target must be destroyed.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 07:35 PM

3. And its sad.

Mr B and I have had a conversation regarding the state of the world and we both agree that people have too much free time. Back in the day, a person had to get up at dawn, milk the cows, work in the garden, walk to school; etc. there wasn’t any time to get outraged about every little thing. Even in the 70’s and 80’s, when I was growing up, our social media was outside. We only had three tv channels and honestly, didn’t pay attention or get indoctrinated like kids today. It truly was a different time. Today, you can’t escape anything.

My nanny used to always say “idle hands do the work of the devil.” And she was right.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:26 AM

8. Too much pointless information, too easily accessed.

I was a bit of an oddball as a child. I was a loner and spent a lot of time with a shortwave radio, listening to things from around the world. That being said, you have to put some effort into hearing that kind of info. Nowadays we have the sum total of all human knowledge at out fingertips 24/7, and what do we do with it? Find things to be outraged about and post narcissistic self portraits online trying to convince everyone of the lie that our lives are perfect and don't you wish you were me?

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:40 AM

11. There is no escape from it. You have to try really, really hard to get away.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 07:19 PM

2. We are going next weekend

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 07:36 PM

4. Its not an entertaining movie.

It is a good movie though.



I liked “downton abbey “ better.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 08:08 PM

5. Anybody who wonders where the mass shooters come from

need to look no further than Hollywood.

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Response to Bob the Bilderberger (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 08:20 PM

6. Mimic our violence and get your 15 minutes of fame.

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Response to It Guy (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:39 AM

10. yes-that's why I wish the media would not focus on the mass killers the way they do.

Today's culture showcases fame regardless of how you get it.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:13 AM

7. I went Saturday with my daughter.

We both really enjoyed it. It's a bit slow if you go in expecting an action type film but, wholly enjoyable. What's odd is that at least a dozen articles have been written about the film way before it was even released, criticizing that which they hadn't even seen.

And I'm certain people from both sides of the political spectrum are misinterpreting it or rather, seeing what they want to see in it; based on their politics.

Which is stupid.

I'll try not to delve into spoilers but, there is a surprise twist in the origins of Batman that I really liked. Kind of makes Jokers years of obsession with Batman make a bit more sense.

But, I'll leave it at that......

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Response to Steelydamned (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:38 AM

9. I loved the ending. It tied a few things together nicely.

The movie was nothing like it had been portrayed to be prior to release. A simple, yet complex tale of a man's descent into madness. Nothing more, nothing less. I saw nothing political or even preachy about it. It just was...

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