Film Preview: Joker (2019)

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Release Date:

October 4, 2019


From IMDb: “A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer.”

Poster Rating: C / C+ / C+ / C / C / B- / C+ / C- / C-

Review: (#1) There’s too much vacant space here and while the Joker pose fits the character, it’s a rather dull design.

(#2) This scene from the film will remind the viewer of what they are looking for, but it doesn’t have a lot of rich details worth noting. (#3) This design, like the prior tells us who the film is about without feeling entirely wasteful. (#4) This scene from the film isn’t particularly appealing and its bold use for the poster is a poor choice. (#5) Speaking to the chaos of the character, this design, also drawn from the film itself, is too over designed. (#6) Compared to the other designs, this predictable choice has a lot of interesting dynamics that make it compelling though the smear-and-drip trails are distracting. (#7) Back onto the distracting smear trails, the idea isn’t without merit, with the handprint making the clown image stand out, but apart from that, there isn’t enough here worth mentioning. (#8) This simple design doesn’t have enough detail to be original or interesting. (#9) Like the prior design, there just isn’t enough here.

Trailer Rating: C+ / B/h4>
Review: (#1) Far removed from the traditional DC comic book movies, this Joker origin story looks a bit twisted in places and that could be good, but it also looks quite dull in more places.

(#2) More detail about the film is sure to conjure some interest in the film; however, for superhero fans, this isn’t the kind of trailer to draw them to the theater, though its similarities to something like Logan might help convince some of those who might be reticent.

Oscar Prospects:

Joaquin Phoenix will probably contend for Best Actor, but can he do what Heath Ledger did before him? Probably not.

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