So my sons wanted to see the Joker. They are older so I figured I would go with them and we could talk about it after.
I really didn’t think it was a political movie at all. It fit the Gotham universe pretty well.
I didn’t see it as propaganda. It definitely wasn’t a pro-conservative movie but I wouldn’t call it a pro-establishment movie either. Everything has become too politicized. I don’t think it was pro-left or pro-right at all. It glorifies violence but name a movie that doesn’t. How’s a Joker movie not going to be violent and they have to make him a little sympathetic since the film bears his name. But at the end of the day, the Joker, the Waynes, and everybody else needs Jesus.
I saw this bc I was hosting a group, otherwise, I never would’ve seen it. Willingly seeing horror isn’t my jam...
If this had come out in the first year of Trump’s presidency, it would spurred major actions. However, the ‘working class’ oppressed in the movie are being lifted up by ‘Trump’s America’, that’s why Hollywood didn’t get the reaction/mayhem they believed it would result in. Instead, it enforced how important a middle class, and the opportunity to rise in ranks through work ethic, is in a person’s life. It also spoke to the importance of a community impacting mental health.
I doubt the elite anticipated this response to the film, but Trump’s done more to help the average American than any politician, rep or dem, in decades. So, instead of directing their anger towards the current leadership, they’re questioning the leadership over the course of their lives and weighing promises against results.
I loathed Trump. I personally have, and sent others, the ‘make Donald Drmupf again’ hats. I hated Hillary (if you supported her, bless your psyche over the next year), so I was never going to vote for the witch. However, I never wanted Trump as a President....wow, have I been surprised. Which has shaken people that have been in a promise coma, and excused no results, for decades. Without opportunity and structure, the US would be Gotham. Gotham is the US on socialism.
(AOC is controlled opposition to help ruin the dem party, I see no other explanation. Thank you, and goodnight.)
Interesting video about Joker by KJ Ozborne (akaTheScariestMovieEver). He found the 11:11 sequence in the movie, very interesting for sure.
Btw can anyone give me a short rundown on the significance of 11:11?