For a movie that won big at the Venice Film Festival, and allegedly has Oscar buzz, a film expected to snatch the October movie opening record at the box office, “Joker” has awfully mixed early reviews.
It looks bleak as all get out, the ultimate “dark/darker/darkest” take on a comic book character that the graphic novel fangirls and fanboys adore. But the violence has people — especially surviving family members of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting — concerned that like the darker “Dark Night” pictures, the impressionable with easy access to firearms could start acting out.
I’m not the last critic to get around to it, and they’re showing it to critics in Florida a whole, gosh, DAY before the damned thing opens.
Let’s see what the fuss is about, shall we?