What bums me out about this is how predictable it looks. Joaquin Phoenix's Joker looks and acts exactly how you'd expect Joaquin Phoenix's Joker to look and act. I respect his commitment as an actor, but there's nothing unique about what he's doing here.
The film itself also has this predictable "we live in a society" thing going on, which has been done a thousand times over and by far superior directors not named Todd Phillips.
I guess that’s what I’m saying. Once you lost your virginity to this fucking character and then you come and say to me something about like ‘Joker would definitely have an origin story’ I’m like ‘Are you serious?’ I’m like down the fucking road on that. It’s a cool point of view to be like ‘Joker has an origin’…That’s cool. But you’re living in a fucking dream world.
My very own nitpicky opinion is that the only reason I have doubts is that I find this "abused, bullied weird guy turning into a hero/villain" thing quite tiring at this point. I'm probably not alone with this but also it seems like most people don't have a problem with that, which is also fine. It is a promising project with amazing actors in it, visuals are quite nice, but the whole basis on what this is built feels old to me. I know TDK was 11 years ago, and at that time it was obvious that they couldn't do this route again. That's why they didn't build Ledger's Joker on psychological and mental health issues. And you could say that after 11 years they can, once again, deal with the mental side of this character, but I, personally, don't care for that at this point. I'm still curious about future trailers and the film itself, but this is my prejudice towards the whole project.