From much before its release, Joaquin Phoenix’s starer ‘Joker’ has been much talked about in the cinema world. Since hitting the screens, the craze was only on the rise. Such has been its reception.
Joker now has surpassed the second part of Crishtopher Nolan’s triology based on DC comics- The Dark Knight,
With 2 million votes, The Dark Knight is rated 9/10, while Joker has 9.1/10 with 115,000 votes.
So well nuanced. So felt…quietly screaming… https://t.co/21Jzkr19CE
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 8, 2019
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) October 3, 2019
“Joker” contains references to many classic films, callbacks to the comics, and hints about a shocking finale pic.twitter.com/QVdZWOUsNY
— Insider (@thisisinsider) October 10, 2019
Shape of Water: talks about ableism (shouldve cast a deaf actor but I digress), racism, toxic masculinity, sexuality, the military’s abuse of power and use of torture, had interspecies aquatic cheek clappery
The Joker: we live in a society https://t.co/O5dHCQEqKX
— Nerdy PoC (@NerdyPoC) October 10, 2019
The Dark Knight (2008)
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Cinematography: Wally Pfister
Directed by Todd Phillips
Cinematography: Lawrence Sher pic.twitter.com/3LTKJVTTs1
— Invisible (@1907_mohamed_72) October 10, 2019
The Joker is actually a character that was well acclaimed all over the world- by critics as well as fans. Heath Ledger made the DC comics character his own, and the same is being said about the latest “joker”- Joaquin Phoenix.
The Dark Knight, so far has only been second to the Shawshank Redemption in the top rated movies on IMDB. It is indeed considered an achievement for the latest Joker to have surpassed the Dark Knight to be the second highest rated movie on IMDB
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However, it is not the easiest to maintain the same rating for a longer period of time. The Dark Knight is rated 9.0 after 2 million votes, while Joker has been rated 9.1/10 after just 115,000 votes. It will be interesting to see where it stands after getting a similar number of votes.