Warner Bros and DC’s ‘Joker’ just made its opening weekend and is already causing a buzz with the title ‘Joker Movie Controversy‘. Some privileged viewers have already gone to the early screening and only had kind comments to report.
Furthermore, the film also earned the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. It’s also well on its way to a potential Oscar. So, what’s up with all the negativity surrounding the unreleased film? Here’s everything you need to know about the Joker movie controversy.
Joker Movie Origin of Disputes: How did it start?
Everyone knows the Clown Prince of Crime and Batman’s greatest archenemy, the Joker. A character once played by the late Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight franchise and now played by Joaquin Phoenix. If not, you have a lot of content to binge.
2012’s The Dark Knight Rises was plagued by mass shootings by the dozen during the film’s midnight showing at the Aurora Theater in Colorado. Although the perpetrator, James Holmes dubbed the Joker after his currently stuck hair paint, is behind bars, the Theater will not be showing the film.
Additionally, Landmark Theaters and others have also banned the wearing of masks, face painting, and costumes when showing Joker. But is this the origin of the Joker movie controversy? Well, that’s only partially, and here’s why.
Joker Movie Controversy Interview
During an interview with the Telegraph, Joaquin Phoenix was blown away after a reporter blindsided him with a question about the film’s ability to delve into violence. The Joker movie controversy stems from the movie trailers released by Warner Bros.
It is an origin story that explains how a well-mannered man turned into a life of crime, violence, and mass murder due to bullying. The fear that the film might include potential killers is the real reason for the Joker movie controversy. They believe that society’s hardships could be a justification for their crimes.
No one wants to sympathize with the sad story of a poor man turned mass murderer. Regardless, Warner Bros released a statement saying the narrative never intended to depict Joker as a hero. Others have backed this up, saying that those who can’t separate the film from real life are part of society’s problems.
Anyway, the film’s producer, Todd Phillips, urged fans to watch the film first. However, the US military’s statement of a possible mass shooting only fuels the Joker movie controversy more. So is the movie worth dying for on October 4th? Or should you wait for the Blu-Ray release? Your life is in your hands.