Joker: 5 Reasons why the Joaquin Phoenix starrer is an absolute must watch

Joaquin Phoenix stars as Batman's iconic nemesis, Joker, in Todd Phillips' directorial, which released in India on October 2, 2019. Read below for five reasons why the Phoenix starrer is an absolute must-watch.
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker released in India on October 2, 2019. Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker released in India on October 2, 2019.
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One of the most exciting lineups for Hollywood in 2019 is the Todd Phillips directorial, Joker, which looks into the origin story of the iconic DC villain, immortalised by the likes of the late Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson. How do you top Heath's Oscar-winning performance? You don't! Instead, you let Joaquin Phoenix add his own flavours and make Joker the crooked vigilante for the rotten Gotham City. Right from the teaser of Joker, fans expected mad greatness from Mr. Phoenix, and that's exactly what you get!

While Joaquin's one-man act is the heart of Joker, the movie also stars an incomparable supporting cast which includes Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and Frances Conroy. It's a wild rollercoaster ride that DC and non-DC fans can collectively enjoy as Todd gives Joker a brand new spin. Instead of treating him as just another villain, Phillips humanises Arthur Fleck while narrating what led him to become Joker in the first place. It's a different take on the comic book genre, that will be loved by many.

Here are five reasons to watch Joker in the theatres now:

Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar-Worthy Performance

To say that Joaquin Phoenix gives his all to portray Arthur Fleck's transformation to the maniacal Joker, would be an understatement! This Oscar-worthy one-man act by the actor will give you goosebumps, well after the two hours of runtime.

One Twist After Another

While Joker begins at a slow pace to accentuate what led to Arthur Fleck's madness, eventually, you are welcomed into one twist after another. All we'll tell you is; Thomas Wayne! Believe us when we say, untill the end, you'll just keep guessing.

Bruce Wayne's Mention

What's Joker without Batman? While there won't be a showdown between a young Bruce Wayne and Joker, there's plenty of references to Gotham's superhero that will keep DC fans satiated.

Ode to Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy

Besides the fact that Robert De Niro plays Arthur Fleck's favourite talk show host, Murray Franklin, Todd Phillips gives obvious odes to the frivolity of Taxi Driver (1976) and hopeless imagination of The King of Comedy (1983).

Soundtrack and Background Score

Hildur Guðnadóttir's background score perfectly blends with the heightened tensions of Arthur Fleck's transformation to Joker. When it comes to the soundtrack, the eeriness of Gotham City and its crooked vigilante in Joker is perfectly orchestrated through iconic tracks like Smile by Jimmy Durante.

Are you excited to watch Joker? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Joker released in India on October 2, 2019.


Perfect review - hope to watch it soon!

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