Movie ,”Joker”, Causes Mass Shootings?

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Movie ,”Joker”, Causes Mass Shootings?

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Director Todd Phillip’s latest production was “Joker” starring Joaquin Phoenix. This is the latest controversial movie because conversations have sparked about how this movie can inspire mass shootings.

Batman, the dark brute’s greatest foes include Bane, The Penguin, Deathstroke Deadshot, and the man we’re all here for, the Joker. The Joker is his most notable villain being a mass genocide loving lunatic. The Joker’s viewpoint on society is that everyone is a hypocritical fascist. He sees these people (that he views as beneath him), laughs at them, then murders them.

Joaquin Phoenix does a spectacular job of representing the Joker’s origin story as Arthur Fleck who has a boring job where he spins signs dressed as a clown and points people in the direction of the unsuccessful business that he works for. He commonly gets beat up for being socially awkward and looking and doing something ridiculous on a busy street corner.

These along with mental illnesses turns him into this society made villain which makes people think about themselves and their contribution to society given the example in the movie that asks “What was your role? Just because you didn’t pull the trigger, does not mean you weren’t the reason that person died.” 

Critics state that giving a spotlight role to a character with a galvanizing type of thinking could inspire mass shootings. Other critics state, “this film had less violence in it than Deadpool it was just taken seriously so people were concerned about it,” exclaimed Chris Stuckman professional movie critic. 

Critics along with Stuckman state that in the few months this will all blow over and no one will care because this is just a good movie that was wrongly categorized as an action movie that would rather fall in the category of a thriller drama.

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