‘Joker’ no hero, says studio, as victims of theatre mass shooting voice concern | The Malaysian Insight

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‘Joker’ no hero, says studio, as victims of theatre mass shooting voice concern

Warner Bros’ latest Joker film has prompted a strong response from mass shooting victims in Aurora, saying the character is presented with a sympathetic origin story. – YouTube screenshot, September 25, 2019.

WARNER Bros yesterday denied its controversial film Joker portrays its murderous outcast villain as a hero, after families affected by the Aurora theatre mass shooting penned an open letter expressing concern. The much-hyped new Joaquin Phoenix film, billed as a “character study” of Batman’s nemesis, has been hailed as an Oscar contender but has raised concerns that its depiction of mental illness and violence could prove incendiary.

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