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1upmushroom Rookie Writer from Yes Relationship Status: In bed with a green-skinned space babe
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Sep 11th 2019 at 11:20:28 AM

Getting back to how the film went over at Toronto I will say that I'm extremely hyped for Joaquin Phoenix's performance. As I mentioned before, the guy's intimidating with his mere presence. The reviews I've read are also encouraging, at the very least this is looking to be an extremely well made movie.

Weirdguy149 Your worst nightmare from The back of your mind Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
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Sep 11th 2019 at 11:26:29 AM

I like a more terrifying Joker that doesn't do OP bullshit, so I'm definitely going to love Joaquin Phoenix's take.

It’s me. Huh huh huh huh...
HailMuffins Thoroughly unimpressed from Ceará, Brazil Relationship Status: How YOU doin'?
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Sep 11th 2019 at 1:47:01 PM

If I don't squirm at least once watching this I can label this film a failure, frankly.

The world's most beautiful laugh.
Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
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Sep 11th 2019 at 2:52:51 PM

If nothing else I do expect Phoenix to be great. He's always been a terrific actor.

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TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Sep 15th 2019 at 6:02:53 PM

A closer look at the TV ads for the movie got me to notice a neat little touch:

The WB logo they use is the one from the 1970s!

It actually works in context since the movie is set in the 70's, if I'm not mistaken.

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Weirdguy149 Your worst nightmare from The back of your mind Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
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Sep 15th 2019 at 6:13:13 PM

I loved it when Paramount used its 60's logo for Ouija: Origin of Evil, and I love it here.

Edited by Weirdguy149 on Sep 15th 2019 at 9:13:32 AM

It’s me. Huh huh huh huh...
GrandmasterKiramidHead Master of Horror from Silent Hill Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
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Sep 15th 2019 at 9:27:25 PM

The Nice Guys used that 70s WB logo as well.

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HailMuffins Thoroughly unimpressed from Ceará, Brazil Relationship Status: How YOU doin'?
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Sep 16th 2019 at 1:19:09 PM

[up]That's how I always interpreted his comment, actually.

And any movie that recognizes the masterpiece that is Batman: TAS deserves at least a look.

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Sep 16th 2019 at 1:43:13 PM

[up]I've watched so far only two episodes ("On Leather Wings" and "Christmas with the Joker") and the first movie (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm). So, don't scold me if I couldn't watch it in entirety and if I don't consider it a masterpiece (yet), because I've heard that it has flaws, but I'll not discuss what flaws I've heard it has here (but admit it, it does have). Because if I will watch it, I would prefer to watch the entire DC Animated Universe from start to finish (in order of release). However, if I will watch it in entirety, there's a very high probability that I will consider Batman: The Animated Series a masterpiece.

Interesting note: Joker (2019) is the first R-rated live-action DC movie since Watchmen. Or am I wrong.note 

I would like to watch this movie.

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HailMuffins Thoroughly unimpressed from Ceará, Brazil Relationship Status: How YOU doin'?
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Sep 16th 2019 at 1:53:29 PM

[up]Just watch Heart of Ice.

It's a timeless classic.

Hell, if anything, it's even more relevant today than back when it was released.

Actually, thinking about it, Mr Freeze would be a pretty good pick for a Joker style movie, if it turns out to be more than a one-off thing.

The world's most beautiful laugh.
Sep 16th 2019 at 1:57:28 PM

[up]Thanks for the suggestion!

I wonder how this film will turn out... good thing that I didn't saw much promos and trailers and reviews.

Edited by Andrei_Bondoc on Sep 16th 2019 at 11:58:41 AM

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Sep 16th 2019 at 2:38:20 PM

My shortlist for must see BTAS episodes:

  • Heart of Ice
  • Two Face
  • Perchance to Dream
  • The Man Who Killed Batman
  • Harley’s Holiday

There’s loads of other great ones (plus the movies: Mask of the Phantasm is a masterpiece, World’s Finest - though that’s technically a Superman film - is still one of the two’s best non-comic team ups and Subzero is a better conclusion for Mr. Freeze than most of what came after besides Arkhamverse Freeze’s conclusion, maybe even Batman Beyond’s Freeze ending), and not counting The New Batman Adventures (though the only one I’d say is essential from that is Mad Love). But those are the essentials.

Edited by KnownUnknown on Sep 16th 2019 at 2:38:45 AM

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
HailMuffins Thoroughly unimpressed from Ceará, Brazil Relationship Status: How YOU doin'?
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Sep 16th 2019 at 2:42:22 PM

Batman: TAS is very episodic, so you don't need to watch all of it.

The rest of the DCAU, on the other hand, is pretty interconnected.

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TheAirman from Congratulations! Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Sep 16th 2019 at 3:33:21 PM

If its DCAU Batman we're praising at the moment, this right here is the cherry on top:

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go get something out of my eyes.

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HailMuffins Thoroughly unimpressed from Ceará, Brazil Relationship Status: How YOU doin'?
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Sep 16th 2019 at 4:18:57 PM

Don't forget this one:

Edited by HailMuffins on Sep 16th 2019 at 8:21:07 AM

The world's most beautiful laugh.
Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Sep 16th 2019 at 4:20:05 PM

@Andrei_Bondoc I'd recommend Joker's Favor, too.

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Sep 16th 2019 at 5:46:54 PM

[up] God, yes. One of the better Joker stories out there - especially great in how it manages to work how cruel and disdainful of people Joker is without feeling the need to have him murder people with every breath.

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
Weirdguy149 Your worst nightmare from The back of your mind Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
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Sep 16th 2019 at 6:10:33 PM

Give Batman Beyond and its accompanying movie Return of the Joker a look as well.

It’s me. Huh huh huh huh...
Blueace Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Sep 16th 2019 at 6:13:37 PM

Almost Got 'im and Lock-Up are good too.

slimcoder Insane Religious Murderbot
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Sep 16th 2019 at 6:13:41 PM

Now Beyond is a good example of having the Joker go too far because its the grand finale to the character so he can absolutely cross the moral event horizon from laughably evil to pants shttingly terrifying.

Edited by slimcoder on Sep 16th 2019 at 6:17:05 AM

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Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
My love, has dressed me like a clown
Sep 16th 2019 at 7:20:50 PM

I like Mad Love because it was one of the first portrayals of abusive relationships in animation that I can think of. Also it has some really iconic moments like Batman actually laughing for once and making the Joker lose his temper by taunting him.

Edited by Draghinazzo on Sep 18th 2019 at 9:27:05 AM

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. ...not really though.
Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Sep 16th 2019 at 7:53:54 PM

@Known Unknown I particularly like the ending, which reveals something interesting about the Joker to me.

It shows what his actual biggest fear is: dying unceremoniously. Being killed by Batman or in some big climactic battle would be just fine for him, but dying to some random nobody? Terrifying

"Any campaign world where an orc samurai can leap off a landcruiser to fight a herd of Bulbasaurs will always have my vote of confidence"
TargetmasterJoe Much more than meets the eye! from The City, USA Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Much more than meets the eye!
Sep 16th 2019 at 8:21:37 PM

Actually, one random gripe I'm having, the more I think about it, is the line "When you bring me out, can you introduce me as Joker?"

Why not as "The Joker"?

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Weirdguy149 Your worst nightmare from The back of your mind Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
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Sep 16th 2019 at 8:23:15 PM

My guess? To make up for people calling Batman "the Batman" before.

It’s me. Huh huh huh huh...

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