The Joker looked so dark and creepy in the previews at first I didn’t want to see it. So Jon went by himself on Monday. But he came back with more questions than answers about how he felt about the movie (you can read his reviews here). I was so intrigued by what he said and the questions it raised for me, even without seeing it, I decided I wanted to see the movie too.
I loved the movie so much, I talked about it, without asking Jon what he felt about it until we were almost home. That’s when Jon said he wished we had recorded our conversation for a podcast.
The movie is creepy and dark, as I expected, but it’s also gorgeously filmed, with an eerie beauty and saturated colors. It made me a little uncomfortable how much I could relate to the character of Arthur Fletcher, who becomes the Joker. But I think this is an important film, a reflection of our society in many ways.
You can listen to Jon’s and my conversation about The Joker here.