'Joker' Spoiler Discussion

On the October 7, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Chris Evangelista to have a spoiler-filled discussion about Joker.

In Our Feature Presentation: Joker Spoiler Discussion.

  • Brief thoughts on the film.
  • Twist 1: Thomas Wayne is his dad, or not?
  • Twist 2: His girlfriend is imagined
  • Does he kill the girlfriend? 
  • Killing Murray on air
  • Batmans parents die
  • Who is Trump in this allegory? Are the politics confused?
  • Last scene with him in the hospital: is this before or after? Did the events of this movie even happen? The problem with a movie with an unreliable narrator.
  • Did he kill the counselor?
  • Joker's dancing 
  • The depiction of mental illness.
  • How does this function as a comic book movie? A Batman movie?
  • Intentionality: What is this film trying to say? 
  • When should the audience go from empathy to disgust?
  • Is this movie dangerous?
  • Will there be a sequel? 
  • What does 11:11 mean?
  • How close is the movie to the leaked Joker script that was going around?
  • Will This be an award contender?
  • Is this just Todd Philips ripping off Martin Scorsese?

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