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I think he is great actor - just not very well suited for this particular role.



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I think Joaquin Phoenix is the best possible alternative to heath ledger for the Joker role (that I can think of). I think he could be a terrifying joker. But not if the writing, directing, costume work, etc. suck. His face paint here looks stupid and goofy.



HoloDust said:
I think he is great actor - just not very well suited for this particular role.

Never heard THAT before ....



Phoenix is one of the finest actors on the planet.

That's all I have to say about that.



KLXVER said:
smroadkill15 said:

He looks good to me! Joaquin Phoenix is a fantastic actor. This movie takes place before he's the Joker so I believe the way he looks now won't be his final form of the Joker.

I want to know why some people say this looks terrible. What makes it look terrible? 

Maybe many thinks the makeup looks amateurish? I think that's kinda the point. Hes just a maniac who paints his face.

I think the negative reaction to the makeup is that it's too far on the "circus clown" end of the spectrum. For example the red nose really makes it look silly, not maniacally sloppy like Ledger's or the evil simplicity of Nicholson's all-white face with thin red lips. Too much Ringling Brothers, if you ask me.



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... No.



ratchet426 said:
KLXVER said:

Maybe many thinks the makeup looks amateurish? I think that's kinda the point. Hes just a maniac who paints his face.

I think the negative reaction to the makeup is that it's too far on the "circus clown" end of the spectrum. For example the red nose really makes it look silly, not maniacally sloppy like Ledger's or the evil simplicity of Nicholson's all-white face with thin red lips. Too much Ringling Brothers, if you ask me.

Well wasn't that what he was before? A failed entertainer? A clown?



I like the awkward makeup, reminds me of Jack Nicholson's Joker.



LiquorandGunFun said:

WTF did i just watch?
that is terrible!

its as bad as jim carry being dr robodnik, saw a pic on ign. fucking terrible.

 

Edit: also understand there is a high bar for being Joker, and this just doesnt get close.

That was fake:



the DCEU is just 1 step forward and 10 steps back with every move they make. this looks terrible. you know those scenarios where you call something out for being terrible and immediately some sweaty guy tries to counter you with "so you think you could do better?" well in this case, before the sweaty guys get to me, yes, i honestly think i could have done a better job of designing the joker.

i was actually a bit excited for Aquaman, and a good deal excited for Shazam, but come on. this is not the work of a studio i would ever give my money to