Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#151 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 pm


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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#152 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:14 pm

God, the pre-release discourse surrounding this movie is going to be so embarrassing to look back at in two years/a year/immediately after the film comes out.

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#153 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:17 pm

I’m still waiting on those Do the Right Thing riots

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#154 Post by Brian C » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:38 pm

Leah Greenblatt @ EW wrote:But in a moment when internet culture can cancel a movie as minor as The Hunt for fomenting “anger and hate”...
Way to pick an example that had nothing to do with "internet culture."
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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#155 Post by Big Ben » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:56 pm

To be added to the list of dangerous films like The Last Temptation of Christ which as we all know caused the world to end because some Evangelical Christians said it would happen. And of course Do the Right Thing which domino mentions above, the infamous riot causing film.

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#156 Post by swo17 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:03 pm

As opposed to a prediction of mass riots, I totally wouldn't put it past one guy to put on a Joker costume and then go on a shooting spree (not that this movie would have been the cause of it)

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#157 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:14 pm


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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#158 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:17 pm

I Googled Greenblatt and found her weekly write ups of Seattle-based DJs from 2000. If she can live through the pure hell of listening to late 90s house music for a living, surely she can find the inner strength to give this movie a grade. It seems to me she’s only holding back because she knows her grade wouldn’t be an “F” and thus whoever she’s trying to impress online wouldn’t validate her

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#159 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:21 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:
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Again, you mean?
He wasn’t dressed as the Joker— I only recently learned this too, so it’s a pervasive misconception

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#160 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:25 pm

I knew he hadn’t dressed as the character, but my understanding was that he dyed his hair and called himself the Joker when first detained by police, which seems close enough.

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#161 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:26 pm

He dyed it pink. The Joker’s hair is green

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#162 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:28 pm

True enough. I’m not invested in this having been a thing, but it still seems close enough to swo’s hypothetical to be worth noting.

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#163 Post by erok910 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:36 am

Never Cursed wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:14 pm
God, the pre-release discourse surrounding this movie is going to be so embarrassing to look back at in two years/a year/immediately after the film comes out.
Not a common poster here. Really dig these forums, rather exclusively if I may add. I read through very very often. But my lord- this is so on point. See ya'll in two years.

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#164 Post by quim_font » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:30 am


Those comments...I think it’s now it the cycle where the anti-outrage outrage becomes more insufferable than the original.

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#165 Post by Never Cursed » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 am

erok910 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:36 am
Never Cursed wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:14 pm
God, the pre-release discourse surrounding this movie is going to be so embarrassing to look back at in two years/a year/immediately after the film comes out.
Not a common poster here. Really dig these forums, rather exclusively if I may add. I read through very very often. But my lord- this is so on point. See ya'll in two years.
Thanks, but not quite my point - this is probably the best/least insufferable place to read about the film I've encountered yet. The preponderance of awful Joker takes coming from all corners of the internet has only made me pay attention to this site even more.

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#166 Post by quim_font » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:20 am

Has anyone read a defense of this movie as the most deserving of the Lion? That seems to have been lost in all the shuffle, while I've seen middling-to-good reviews, I don't think I've read any that have heralded this as a major achievement,

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#167 Post by Dr Amicus » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:40 am

quim_font wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:20 am
Has anyone read a defense of this movie as the most deserving of the Lion? That seems to have been lost in all the shuffle, while I've seen middling-to-good reviews, I don't think I've read any that have heralded this as a major achievement,
Xan Brooks in the Guardian has a go.

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#168 Post by cdnchris » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:49 am

quim_font wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:30 am
Those comments...I think it’s now it the cycle where the anti-outrage outrage becomes more insufferable than the original.
I was dreading from the initial trailer the "incel" latch onto the character and the endless memes that I was sure were going to be flooding various places, though ultimately that could be ignored; it would just be annoying in the way people idolize Tyler Durden or Rick and Morty. But yeah, this is all way, WAY worse.

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Re: Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019)

#169 Post by ford » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:56 am

Feeling extra confident in my “2010s woke professional class liberals are the new 1980s suburban conservatives seeing satanism in every daycare and hair metal album.”

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