Ep. 11: Is Joker Too Real?


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By Pat Laeger, Britt Laeger, Pat Laeger, and Britt Laeger. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix teamed up to create a raw, intense origin story for the Joker character from DC Comics. The film has brought in hundreds of millions of dollars and has prompted many articles on the film's content and timing. Is it too real? Will this trigger people with mental health struggles? Does this provide a roadmap for someone to follow in Joker's footsteps? In this episode Pat and Britt talk about their feelings after seeing Joker, analyze some other reviews, and talk about the societal implications of such a dark deviation from the "normal" comic book movies we've come to know.


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