After the abroad release of the film Joker ,actor Joaquin Phoenix was admired a lot by the people. He gave full justice to the character in the newly released and eagerly anticipated movie. So it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to see why the film currently has a higher ranking than 2008’s The Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight – starring the late Heath Ledger as The Joker – has an impressive 9/10 rating from 2.1 million votes while Joker – which was released days ago – stands at an impressive 9.1/10 from over 115,000 votes.
We’re well aware that there is a difference in the number voters, but it hones in on the fact that both movies have been and will continue to be a huge success.
But not everyone sees it with the same angle.A time came ,when some people preferred to walk out in initially because they felt that the film was ‘too dark’ and ‘intense’.
One person even suggested there should be a ‘trigger warning’ when it comes to people buying their tickets for the controversial film.
One of the twitterati posted “I‘ve just walked out of the Joker. Maybe I was naive in going/didn’t realise what an origin story would be like, maybe because I live with someone with MH [mental health], it was just far too dark for me to be able to watch.“
The other one twitted : “Mental illness is a serious topic…… Horrible, dark movie. We walked out of it. We don’t recommend it. We already live in a sick society, let’s not add to it please!”
According to The Sun. Although Phoenix, a three-time Oscar nominated actor, has been heaped with praise by critics, his performance has also been the subject of some controversy by those who fear the dark violence could spark copycat crimes,
It has been reported that police in the US will patrol cinemas to keep audiences safe after gunman James Holmes opened fire at a Colorado theatre in 2012 during a screening of Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others.
On Friday a statement said: “The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of public concerns and the historical significance associated with the premiere of Joker.
“While there are no credible threats in the Los Angeles area, the department will maintain high visibility around theaters when it opens.”