Joker Is Currently Rated Higher Than The Dark Knight On IMDb
Just give the man an Oscar now... I'm still in awe... No words for his acting... He completely submerged himself in Joker's character that you can feel his pain.
People have been expressing their admiration over Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of the titular character in the newly released and eagerly anticipated Joker. So it doesn't come as much of a surprise to see why the film currently has a higher ranking than 2008's The Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight - starring the late Heath Ledger as The Joker - has an impressive 9/10 rating from 2.1 million votes while Joker - which was released days ago - stands at an impressive 9.1/10 from over 115,000 votes.
We're well aware that there is a difference in the number voters, but it hones in on the fact that both movies have been and will continue to be a huge success.
JUST GIVE JOAQUIN PHOENIX THE OSCAR. JUST NO CONTEST.
WATCH THE JOKER MOVIE! ABSOLUTE AMAZING!!!#JokerMovie pic.twitter.com/JdGwwhWAE8
- Juan Castellanos (@JuanCa_C24) October 5, 2019
Wow, what a disturbing masterpiece Joker is. Give Joaquin Phoenix all the Oscars immediately pic.twitter.com/fMyOyUw4uv
- M A T T (@I_Am_Timms) October 5, 2019
#JokerMovie was, in short, a cinematic masterpiece. Absolutely 10/10. Joaquin Phoenix deserves an Oscar, he's right up there with Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker pic.twitter.com/VXxduM6sLc
- :sparkles:Alexander:sparkles: (@Fabulous_Pan) October 5, 2019
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Not everyone would agree however, after some people walked out of the theatre prematurely because they felt that the film was 'too dark' and 'intense'.
One person even suggested there should be a 'trigger warning' when it comes to people buying their tickets for the controversial film.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer said: "I've just walked out of the Joker. Maybe I was naive in going/didn't realise what an origin story would be like, maybe because I live with someone with MH [mental health], it was just far too dark for me to be able to watch."
Another commented: "Mental illness is a serious topic...... Horrible, dark movie. We walked out of it. We don't recommend it. We already live in a sick society, let's not add to it please!"
Although Phoenix, a three-time Oscar nominated actor, has been heaped with praise by critics, his performance has also been the subject of some controversy by those who fear the dark violence could spark copycat crimes, according to The Sun.
It has been reported that police in the US will patrol cinemas to keep audiences safe after gunman James Holmes opened fire at a Colorado theatre in 2012 during a screening of Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others.
On Friday a statement said: "The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of public concerns and the historical significance associated with the premiere of Joker.
"While there are no credible threats in the Los Angeles area, the department will maintain high visibility around theatres when it opens."
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