Archive for the The Joker Category

Joker: Graphic Novel Reviewed

Posted in Comics, Graphic Novels, Reviews, The Joker on October 31, 2008 by superman1224

Yesterday I got myself an early birthday present. In case you don’t follow such the world of Geekdom the new Joker Graphic Novel came out the other day.

Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo’s Joker has taken my favorite villain ever further, much to my delight and surprise. I could not put it down. The story was great and the illustrations take cues from TDK’s Joker. The basic premise is, the Joker for reason unknown to anyone, has been released from Arkham Asylum cured of his insanity. The Joker finds that he no longer owns what he calls “his city” and makes quick actions to take it back. Told through the experiences of the Joker’s new driver and right hand man Johnny Frost, the novel takes you on a wild gritty gory ride and incite to the Joker’s personality. Never before has the Joker been so humanized and demonized at the same time. This is a must read for any fan of the character. Great stuff…I think I’ll go read it again now!

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Fan Film

Posted in Batman, Comics, Fan Film, Robin, Superman, The Joker, YouTube on August 4, 2008 by superman1224

There is a lot of crap out there in Youtube land. It seems as though any nut with a video camera is trying to make something to get their 15 seconds of internet fame. One genera in particular that falls victim to joe video camera, is anything related to comic book characters. There are countless fake trailers put together from numerous existing clips, kids running around in cheesy costumes and bad makeup making their own versions of their own films, and don’t get me started on the music videos. Anyway, in the bit of all the mediocrity there are some real gems out there. Here are the best that I have found.The last one does an excellent job of reenacting parts of “The Killing Joke”

Batman Dead End:

Grayson:

World’s Finest:

Batman Legends:

Batman Arkham Asylum:

The Joker:

And Here…We………GO!

Posted in Batman, DC, Heath Ledger, IMAX, Movies, The Dark Knight, The Joker on July 17, 2008 by superman1224

I first started writing about The Dark Knight almost a year ago. At the time I had heard whispers about the film. How Nolan was following through with his teaser at the end of Batman Begins, casting Heath Ledger as the Joker. I’ll admit, as much as I liked “10 things I hate about you”, I was a little more than skeptical about our Aussie broke back cowboy portraying the Clown Prince Of Crime. It seemed like a long shot, but at the same time, given Nolan’s track record, I trusted that he had his reasons. So then pictures started to surface of the new joker. I admit I was shocked! My mouth dropped open, and my attention had been grabbed by the possibility that this joker was going to be a real depiction of what the Joker would be like in the real world. Suddenly Batman ceased to lay flat on the comic book page. He had now become more real. For the die-hard fans this couldn’t have been more welcomed. The DC kids have been wating for their characters to be taken seriously, and Nolan’s Batman has made everyone sit at attention.

So here we are. Premiere night. All the posts and pictures on this blog have all lead up to this point. Tonight at 12:01am I will be seeing what has been THE most anticipated film for me in an IMAX theatre. I know this movie has been hyped as much as a movie can be, and that you would have to be pretty brave or just a complete tool, to leave the theatre thinking it was just OK, I’m going to give the movie it’s due justice. I’m going to forget what I have read, wrote, and seen prior and just watch and enjoy myself. I plan to give it a non-spoiler review like everyone in cyberspace has done already. As for the rest of you that read this blog and are sick of me talking about this movie, things will return to normal after the review, so bare with me.

For those of you seeing the movie tonight please come back and leave a comment on what you thought of the movie.

HBO’s First Look: The Dark Knight

Posted in Batman, Batman: The Dark Knight, HBO, Movies, The Joker on July 14, 2008 by superman1224

As you know we are just 3 days away from The Dark Knight. Needless to say there will be a lot of batman posts going on here. There might even be a little transformation on this blog (temporarily of course) leading up to the release. To start things off here is HBO’s first look at the Dark Knight. This includes some scenes never before seen in the trailer or the tv spots, so it’s worth a look.

and the Oscar goes to….

Posted in Batman, Comics, DC, Movies, The Dark Knight, The Joker on July 8, 2008 by superman1224

10 days…

New Dark Knight Poster

Posted in Batman, Movies, Posters, The Dark Knight, The Joker on July 1, 2008 by superman1224

17 Days…

The Dark Knight Reviewed (No Spoilers)

Posted in Batman, Heath Ledger, Movie, Review, The Dark Knight, The Joker, The Movie Blog on June 27, 2008 by superman1224

The Movie Blog has a good review up on their site. The review is a good one, meaning there are no spoilers in it. Here is a little snippet about Heath Ledger, as The Joker.

One of the things I was preparing myself for was how over hyped the performance of Heath Ledger was going to be. Since he passed away, I knew he’d be getting rave reviews out the ying yang no matter what and I’d be frowned upon if I said any different. But holy mother suck puss face… HEATH LEDGER DESERVES AN OSCAR NOMINATION FOR HIS PERFORMANCE AS THE JOKER… no… I’m not even kidding in the least. I was totally, 100% blown away like nothing I’ve ever seen in a comic based movie before. He is at all times completely believable, at all time relentlessly disturbing, at all times nightmarishly frightening and at all times THE JOKER. This is a slightly different vision of The Joker than we’ve ever seen before… but it hits the mark so purely that even Batman himself is made to feel like a secondary character. It really was the performance of a lifetime for Ledger in all its poetic tragedy. I can not stress this enough… Ledger really was that good in this flick, and if he gets an Oscar nomination (which he really should), it won’t be out of sympathy or sentimentality… it will be because it was a performance worth of the honor. Absolute best performance in a comic book movie I’ve ever seen. Yes, he was THAT good.

3 weeks….