SUPERVILLAIN REVIEW: THE JOKER

One of the most terrifying and iconic supervillains is Batman’s nemesis: the Joker. In many ways, I find the Joker to be a model supervillain because not only is he a complete and utter psychopath, but he is cunning, unpredictable, and craves chaos for the sake of chaos. My favorite incarnation of the Joker is Heath Ledger’s version from The Dark Knight because he was anarchic and frighteningly convincing. Jared Leto’s version of the Joker in the Suicide Squad film looks promising, but Leto has some serious shoes to fill after Ledger’s performance. One thing I find interesting about the Joker is that even though he has caused Batman pain from time to time such as when he murdered the second Robin, Jason Todd, the Joker cannot imagine a world without Batman. With that in mind, it would be fair to say that the Joker finds his battles with Batman to be a never-ending game that he enjoys.

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4 thoughts on “SUPERVILLAIN REVIEW: THE JOKER”

  1. Well when most of the cast is terrified of him when he is in character, I say he is on the right track and I fully agree with you on Ledger’s performance as the clown prince….it will be rather difficult to top that.

    As for the Joker as a character, he is a enigma and a very dangerous at that because he is unpredictable, I remember watching Batman the Animated Series along and more shows along with playing every Batman game out there and it is really interesting how unique the Joker can actually be, in one series he is rather comedic while in another he is dark and just plain evil and that is when you know a character is a good one…..the Joker is a character that is open to interpretation and exploration 🙂

  2. The Joker is awesome, most especially in “The Killing Joke”, which influenced Heath Ledger’s equally awesome performance which made his interpretation of the Joker the Best. Supervillain. Ever.

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