Critics are describing director Todd Phillips’ psychological thriller Joker as “toxic” and “irresponsible.”
The new film stars Joaquin Phoenix as Joker, a mentally unstable stand up comedian who becomes an anti-hero to the working class of a trash-infested Gotham City after killing three Wall Street types on a city train who were taunting him with the Sondheim show tune- Send in the Clowns.
Joker avoids the look and feel of traditional comic book blockbuster film but instead draws on classic films like The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver in order to explore the real inequalities in modern day America.
Today we take a look at Todd Phillips’ new film Joker and how folks like Martin Scorsese and Jennifer Anniston think superhero blockbuster films are destroying Hollywood.
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