Now THAT’S how you make a trailer!
You might be saying to yourself: No, please God, please not another origin movie. No more grim takes of DC characters. Heather Ledger was perfect and Jared Leto sucked, we don’t need another Joker. I’m exhausted. I don’t even LIKE Joaquin Phoenix.
But you would be wrong.
Watch this. I implore you. Joaquin plays the titular villain as a sad sack loser with a life so grim, so relentlessly disturbing, that when he finally intones “I thought my life was a tragedy, but now I realize: It’s a comedy” – thus becoming the Joker – you will both cry and cheer at the same time. He’s Rupert Pupkin from The King of Comedy on steroids. WOW. WOW. WOW.
Smile, though your heart is breaking, indeed.
Is this our first Oscar bait movie of the year? Possibly.
The Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beets, Robert de Niro, Frances Conroy, and Marc Maron, the film opens October 4, 2019.