Hurry and grab a seat frens. Joker is about to start soon! pic.twitter.com/YOBgOQPb09— Phov (@MugenSpoons) September 27, 2019
The most insulting thing you can do is see the Joker with your gf. Please respect the audience— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) September 27, 2019
If your gf demands to see the Joker with you, it’s time to break up. She can’t get between you and your fellow kings— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) September 27, 2019
7 days until I say it.— Joker N-Word Countdown (@Joaquer) September 27, 2019
all i have is negative tweets— Polyphemus #Jokerist (@AnimeWifeLover) September 28, 2019
We’re all looking forward to seeing Joker next week.
Every Groyper in America is going to see this movie several times.
“The executive producer of “Joker” has defended the movie over fears it may incite mass shooters — insisting people cannot “run” from the ugliest sides of society.
“Look at what I consider some of the most important films: What have they done? They’ve held up a mirror to our society, and there are times when people don’t want to see that reflection, they want to run from it,” Michael Uslan told the Asbury Park Press.
“They don’t want to acknowledge it because sometimes the reflection shows warts and all, whether it’s biases and prejudices or what’s happened to our society, reflecting the times.” …”
I think it is reasonable to be concerned about violence.
There are people out there like James Holmes, the Aurora shooter, who are nihilists who lack self control and who live in their fantasy world. The vast majority of people who are going to see the movie are not like this and want to see the film as cultural criticism, but this movie is going to be like a dog siren to the actual budding Arthur Flecks of the real world.
American Psycho was that film in my generation. I remember watching that movie and being very moved by it because there was something about it that resonated with me. After I read the book, I realized that the Patrick Bateman character was all around me consuming brand name products, echoing platitudes on television, hanging out at bars and restaurants, moving through disposable relationships and dominating our world. He lacked a healthy sense of identity. Bateman was driven insane by his meaningless life of consumerism and became a sadistic serial killer.
The Joker is a product of this same world. He is a product of the severe cultural disintegration and the mental illness and nihilism it causes in urban areas in advanced liberal societies. I will save further thoughts on this theme until I see the movie. Whereas Bateman represents one of the “winners” in our current social order, Joker represents one of the “losers.”