Joker (2019)

Dave

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This wasn't at all what I was expecting. Very unlike other DC Comic/Marvel film's I've seen and much more at home with midweek, afternoon melodramas than action films. Not surprising that he turned out the way he, did given that he experienced so much tragedy.
Seemed more about America than anything else
There were certainly very strong political points being made here, maybe too overtly, but Gotham has always been a mirror for a "Downtown American inner-city."
I never got the impression that the Joker was evil or a criminal mastermind
I agree, and surely that is a big fault with the plot? He was never the sharpest tool in the box, and a good lawyer could have said two of the three men on the train were killed in self-defence. Much of what happened was pure luck, chance and coincidence. Even the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne became just a random act within mob violence rather than a planned robbery.
 
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