Welcome to the Heavy Spoilers show, I’m your host Deffinition and it’s time to put a smile on that face with the release of the second trailer for Joker now making it’s way online.
It looks like the Clown Prince Of Crime is cracking a few jokes, smacking up two blokes and generally causing mischeif throughout the streets of Gotham in this new teaser and throughout this video I’ll be breaking down everything that you missed from the trailer.
I’ll also be covering the reactions to the movie from the Toronto Screening Festival which will be linked at the end. I will be discussing some of the plot leaks here so there could potentially be some spoilers and if you don’t want to know anything about the movie then I highly recommend that you turn off now.
With that out the way, thank you for clicking the video, now let’s get into the trailer breakdown.
Toronto Film Festival Screening
Ok so that’s the trailer out of the way but what are people saying about the film itself? Well the movie was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and reactions to the movie have been exetremly positive with a lot of critics calling it a cinematic acheivement.
Film Festival Co-head, Cameron Bailey explained to the Toronto Sun that after seeing it he realised that it definitely deserved to be present at their ceremony.
When speaking on the film he said the following.
“First of all it’s terrific. So it should play on our largest stage. But it’s a really original take on comic book movies and on the Joker character in particular. It’s not based on an existing story, it has one of the greatest actors in modern cinema, Joaquin Phoenix, in the lead, and Robert De Niro is in it as well, one of the best actors that has ever lived. But it has an interesting tone and approach to it. It’s set in the late ’70s, early ’80s and it feels like it was made then. It’s gritty in its look. It has references to Martin Scorsese’s filmmaking and it feels like a cinematic achievement on a high level. Although it’s working with very populist material, it has great ambition. That’s why it’s a Gala.”
This of course is amazing news and it’s made me infinitely more excited to see the film especially after seeing this new trailer which makes it almost seem like it could be up there with the likes of Logan and Darker comic book films.
I’m definitely hyped for the film and considering that it’s already getting early screenings shows that Warner Bros and DC definitely have a lot of faith in the film and are confident that it will do well. Hopefully this will be another huge step in the right direction for DC who slowly seem to be picking up speed with Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam all being great movies. This has the potential to be one of the best comic book movies of the year and I can’t wait to see if it delivers on it.
Obviously I’d love to hear your thoughts on this news and the trailer itself. If there’s anything I missed then make sure to leave it in the comments below!