I was recently forced to watch Gotham and give it a second chance. I always thought the idea of the show was cool but I remembered when it first released the first few episodes didn’t pull me in enough so I never watched it. But, a friend reassured me recently that after the first couple episodes the show starts to pick up speed and gets much better overall after the first season. I’ve only gotten up to about episode 17 so far but it wasn’t as bad as I remember. It’s cool to see all the big batman villains in a new light especially penguin who is on his journey to become a mob boss of his own. Also seeing the things young Bruce Wayne does as well as the other two young characters Ivy who is Poison Ivy and Selina who Catwoman. The further I get into the show as well the more I want to know what turn the show is going to take next. Is it going to introduce another one of Batman’s villains or just be the Token do-gooder and main character of the show Jim Gordon struggling to keep himself in the light while trying to take down the dark and corrupt. Even if you don’t enjoy shows set in comic universes this is still very enjoyable, but watching it as someone who enjoys comic related media was especially fun seeing all the easter eggs. I recommend everyone to at least give this show a shot it may be a bit grueling to get through the first couple episodes as it seems like nothing happens it definitely gets better.
This is different then what I usually blog about but I really wanted to talk about it. Overall I think this Joker can be really good I don’t think it will be a disappointment like some other DC movies. For one Joaquin Phoenix is a great actor and from small parts of the trailer like when he does the signature joker laugh and when he is dancing, I really see the potential for what a great joker he can be. Also I think its cool cause unlike other comic based movies that are usually action packed with effects and fight scenes this movie seems to just be the audience following the Joker as he descends into madness which to me is very appealing. The one think I think is a bit interesting is that Bruce Wayne is a little boy in the trailer and Bruce’s parents are still alive this means that this joker is not the one Batman would fight in the DC Cinematic Universe. The Joker that the Batman most likely would fight is Jared Leto the Joker from the Suicide Squad which personally I liked the idea behind a new type of Joker but thought it was executed very badly, I’m assuming that Jared Leto’s Joker who seems to be more of a mob boss than a criminally insane murderer who did not play well with others was inspired by Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker in the past of DC’s movie universe. I am interested though in what Joker will do because I think at least that the first half will be Joaquin’s Joker descending into madness and the second part being the Joker getting revenge against the city that has tormented him so much. So what Joker will do to get his revenge is intriguing to me as well as who will stop him and how that is if anyone does. Personally as well I would rather watch the new Joker Movie than Avengers Endgame, because the world has known about infinity war and its second part for years now and waiting a couple more weeks is nothing to me but since I just learned about this Joker movie recently and can’t stop watching the trailer, I remember hearing Jared Leto’s Joker would be getting a standalone movie but I really wasn’t all that excited for it but knowing now that is not the case I would definitely rather watch The Joker movie right now.
Joaquin Phoenix in full Joker Attire