Written by Josh P and Ollie C.
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Finally, our first look at Joaquin Phoenix's Joker movie directed by Todd Phillips, is here, and it certainly puts a smile on our face.
The trailer begins with a look at the life of Arthur Fleck going about his life as a failed comedian living with his mother, sharing a rather sad, intimate and slightly unnerving relationship. We see Fleck on the streets of Gotham as a human billboard spinning a sign that is later ripped from his hands, unexpectedly only to be hit in the face with it by a group of bullies who torment him, causing him to be thrown to the ground. This is our first look at a vague version of the Joker make-up we see at the end of this trailer. The outfit is in-fact styled as a charicature of the look held by Jimmy Durante, the singer of the backing song 'Smile' heard in this very trailer.
We also get a quick look at Sophie Dumond, a role we aren't aware of yet, portrayed by the wonderful Zazie Beetz, previously seen in Deadpool 2 (2018).
Here we have get a better look at the Arkham State Hospital, which Arthur visits here, aswell as later in the trailer, it's possible he could be visiting his mother- could this be the motive that drives him off the rails and becomes the Joker?
We see some more scenes of Fleck in what looks to be the asylum, speaking to someone on the other side. We also get to hear our first clip of Joaquin fake-laughing at a comedy show, something he will become all too familiar with as the time goes on as his comedy career also fails to cause any laughs. This just shows how socially inept Fleck is, as he pretends to laugh to try and fit in with the soceital norms he feels he needs to conform to.
We see Phoenix's Fleck (trying to) don the infamous smile of the clown prince of crime, struggling as his emotions seep through- visible by the tears coming down his face. He faces yet another fall as he is attacked on the Gotham subway we have seen multiple times in set-photos.
Here's our first official look at Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne aka Batman who seems to be our antagonist in the Joker movie. Is it wrong to call our villain the protagonist?He seems to be appearing on a breakfast television show/news channel, talking about people hiding behind masks- little did he know his son would also don a very famous mask.
Next up we have Arthur making a child smile. Our guess is that this child is a young Bruce Wayne who has crossed paths with the Joker. Where's Alfred when you need him...
This hallway shot showing all of the Joker is a beautiful image. This scene in the trailer indicates how great the cinematography is going to be in the movie, from director Todd Phillips, who previously worked on the mixed bag of movies such as The Hangover and War Dogs.
The last shot of the trailer is a closeup of Joaquin's upper body in his red suit and make up. This is another stunning image, and one that will get fans excited for the upcoming movie to see how well Phoenix will portray this character. It's great to see that after Phoenix's Joker struggles to smile the for the entirety of the trailer, we finally get to see a small smirk from the man, signifying an arc for the character as he finally settles into his true persona.
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