Top positive review
A Good Flick.
Reviewed in Australia on 9 March 2020
Both disc and case arrived on time and in good condition. Thanks Amazon (Au) and Fastway for a speedy delivery.
"Joker" tells the tale of the transformation (birth) of Arthur Fleck into the iconic Joker. Joker sums up the movie when he says " What do you get when you cross a mentally ill loner with a society which abandons him and treats him like trash? You get what you f-cking deserve.". The movie makes considerable social comment on the teatment of societies minorities.
A superb nuanced performance by Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) elevates this character driven script into a memorable movie. Robert Di Nero (Murray Franklin), as always, gives a solid performance as a manipulative talk show host. Powerful character portrayals carry this movie.
"Joker" was shot and directed to emphasis Arthur Fleck's tortured and tormented metamorphosis into the Joker. Ample close-ups highligh Arthur Fleck's and Joker's inner turmoil (facial contortions display his 'madness'). The retreating long shots emphasised his isolation. His stance reflecting his feelings of hopelessness.
The 4K disc gave the best image colour and sharpness with the least noise. However, I was not disappointed with the 2K (upscaled) version.
A good movie, perhaps not the way I envisioned the emergence of the Joker, but perfectly plausible.