The Joker Movie Review


Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.

Magdalena Bolinaga, Writer

On October 4, 2019, this super villain origin story by Todd Phillips was release to the audience starring Joaquin Phoenix. The Joker is one of the most controversial movies this year, but definitely leaves the viewer thinking.

This movie is about the origin of how the super villain called the Joker turned evil. Many people recognize his name from the Batman movies, but this movie is all focused on him.

The actor, Joaquin Phoenix, plays a difficult role throughout the movie because of how his character develops. The Joker starts off as a working clown who has mental illness, but isn’t necessarily violent.

As the movie develops the Joker starts realizing that his passion is not comedy, but rather violence and chaos. The reason for this change in character is due to the Joker learning about his past and realizing how society treats him. 

This character goes crazier and crazier the more people step down on him. 

Once he commits the crime of killing two people from Wall Street, the chaos begins. He starts a movement against the rich and privileged that eventually leads to more violence. 

At the end of the movie this villain is seen more as a hero by the people in the city of Gotham, and this is where the controversy begins. 

Some critics say that the movie is bad because it condones violence and leaves the viewer feeling pity against the killer. 

In my opinion this movie is certainly violent, but that doesn’t mean it condones it. This movie certainly has many different messages and makes it difficult to draw a final 

I think the greater message of the movie indicates that society needs to do more to support its poor and the people in need of psychological care.