The Joker and Batman Story: How did the new Hollywood movie become a national security issue in the United States?
When it comes to superheroes in the film world, the majority would agree with the ‘Joker’ for the most notorious villain.
The upcoming new film about the infamous villain of the comic box, where accusations of promoting violence and portraying mentally ill people are also being said, will prove to be a blockbuster movie.
The film on the villain ‘The Joker’ from the Batman series is slated to be screened worldwide on October 4, but it has become a controversy since its premiere just before its release. And you and US law enforcement have also raised concerns.
Last week, on several US channels, it was reported that military officials received information from certified sources that there was a risk of mass killings on the day of the movie ‘Joker’ release, after which security personnel were alerted. ۔
Seven years ago, in the Aurora area of the US state of Colorado, a man was shot during a show in the Batman series, The Dark Knight Rises, which killed 12 people and injured 70.
At the request of the survivors of the dead and injured, it has been decided that the film will not be shown in the Aurora Theater where the incident took place.
Survivors have also asked the film’s production house Warner Brothers to donate to welfare organizations working against armed violence in the United States.
One of the survivors of the dead at the Aurora Theater said that the new film reminded him of a man named Jack James, who was shot and is serving a life sentence.
Cinema houses in several cities in the United States have also announced that they will not allow people who wear masks, painted faces or dressed as jokers to watch the movie. Will be. It is considered normal for people who visit superheroes to watch movies.
What is such a thing in a movie?
Some critics have criticized director Todd Phillips for portraying the Joker role in a commendable manner. According to one such observer Richard Lawson, the film could spread the same propaganda that has been tried to make it look bad. He asked the question: Should the clown be happy or scared to see or is there any difference between the two cases? But Joker director Todd Phillips and lead actor Hawkins Phoenix do not agree that the film has shown sympathy for the ‘Joker’. Todd Phillips says he was surprised by the controversy. The directors say that the film mentions a lack of love and traumas in childhood and people will accept this message
What does a Joker actor say?
During at least one interview, the actor, who played the role of the Joker, went on to question the violence of Phoenix, but he also defended the film. He has said that people have misunderstood the lyrics and books of the songs. I do not think it is the responsibility of the filmmakers to teach the viewer the moral or to distinguish between right and wrong.
The difference is clear to me,” he said. He also said that he liked the film’s disrespect. “I think it’s a good thing if the movies make us feel bad or force us to think differently. I like that. ‘ “So I wanted to make this film because it was not easy for me.” He also said, “I had different feelings for the Joker in preparation for this role
Notorious but favorite villain
The role of the Joker in the role of Phoenix has made matters more controversial. He is well known for his performance, while the trailer looks like he played the role of the famous villain. The film’s bad publicity probably relates to the fate of those who played the role of the Joker in the past. Heath Ledger played the role of the clown in the 2008 film ‘The Dark Knight’ and shortly after the film’s release he accidentally died of drug abuse. But Ledger had a great deal of influence over the Joker role and received an Oscar after his death in 2009. But after his death, rumors surfaced that the Australian actor had been terrified of the Joker. The rumors were piqued when Joker Nicholson, who played the role of the Joker in 1989, made a confusing statement when he heard of the ledger’s death, saying, “I have warned him. Warner Brothers said in a statement about the new film that the role of the villain in the Batman series was not portrayed in a way that people were inclined to violence. ‘Don’t be misunderstood. Both Joker’s fictional character and film do not endorse any form of violence in the real world. It is not the intention of the film, the philosopher or the institution to portray this character as a hero.
Can this movie exacerbate mental health problems?
Speakers on mental health have expressed their reservations over scenes of mental illness in the film. The presentation of these types of roles is a controversial topic in Hollywood, and psychologists have previously criticized filmmakers for their portrayals of mental illness. Julie Evans, associated with the British charity ‘Time to Change’, says that many times in Hollywood history misconceptions about a mental illness have been misrepresented. ‘Dramatically exaggerated exaggeration and misinformation. The majority of mental illnesses are not dangerous. ‘ “Most of them are victims of self-violence and they have no role in spreading it. Tim Nelson, a film studies teacher at the University of East Anglia, who is working on cinema and mental health, says it may not be right to criticize the Joker before it’s released. He told the BBC, “Yes, there are instances in Hollywood of misinformation about mental health and torture, such as the traumatic psychopath stories like The Joker.” ‘But I’ve seen the trailers and I think there’s something interesting going on. It describes the origins of a mentally ill character that was lacking in older films. ‘ He added that it would not be good if the Joker could not escape stereotypes. “The film has at least created a debate on mental health and the way it is shown in films.
People interested in the Joker despite the controversy
It is also noteworthy that the Joker has received good reviews so far. 77% of people liked it on the website Rotten Tomatoes. The controversy has sparked people’s interest in the Joker. Film experts estimate that the film will trade more than $ 100 million in the United States during its first week. It will be a record for any movie released in October. The film has also been awarded the biggest prize at the Venice Film Festival this month, and after the show, the audience stood and clapped for eight minutes.