In 2019, Todd Phillips directed a Movie “Joker” starring Joaquin Phoenix. Joker was inspired by the animated book back in 1988 “The Killing joke”. The shoot was done in famous cities like New York, New Jersey etc. Joker was a blockbuster grossing over $1 Billion, making it the first R-rated film to reach this level.
Plot of Joker:
A story based on a life of a psychological and an abnormal personality named “Arthar” who stayed with her mother “penny fleck” in the City of Gotham where cruelty and unemployment vibes surrounds the environment. Arthur had aproblem of laughing at unsuitable times. Arthur works as a comedian. A Party Clown, after he got bumped by some teenagers, his co-worker “Randal” handed him a weapon for his protection. He then meets a single mother Sophie and invites her at the show in the night club.
At the children hospital, while performing he dropped his gun on the floor and there was an awkward silence. He then got fired by his boss for bringing a gun in the hospital. While going back home saddened by the continuous events, at the subway he got beaten by three business men of Wayne Enterprise. Arthur shoots them and got away from the scene.
Protest, riots started when Thomas Wayne addresses the people of city as the “Clowns”.Later due to the protest the funding of social services stopped, leaving Arthur no one who could prescribe him his medications.
Arthur went on a date with Sophie in the night club, where he received a standing ovation even though he had problem with deliverance of jokes. “Murray Franklin” a host mocked Arthur by playing that performance clip.While resting at home, he saw a letter written to Thomas Wayne by his mother, claiming Arthur as Thomas unlawful son. Arthur goes to Wayne Manor, meets Bruce, but runs away after a scuffle with the family butler “Alfred”.
When he gets home saw her mother getting on an ambulance because she suffered a stroke. Two police officers approached Arthur and asked him regarding any kind of involvement with the deaths at the subway. Arthur then meets Thomas in a public place where Mr Waynetry to clarify him about the idiosyncratic beliefs of her mother and that he is adopted. Disturbed, Arthur visits the hospital and took penny’s files. After reading he came to know that his present condition was because penny allowed her boyfriend to hurt her and Arthur.
Arthur goes to neighbors flat where afraid Sophie asked Arthur to go back, the above meet ups, all were Arthur’s delusion. The next day Arthur kills penny. While at home he receives a call from a show hosted by Murray due to his unpredicted popular clip. Later the ex co-workers “Randal” and “Gary” gives him a visit. Arthur brutally murders Randal, leaving Gary unhurt because of the good treatment he gave to Arthur.
At live show “Joker” later claimed that he killed that business man at the subway and delivered a tirade about how people ignore the disturbed individual. Joker killed Murray at live telecast, exclaiming that he finds satisfaction in killing and got arrested. One rioter killed Wayne family leaving Bruce alive. An Ambulance car full of rioters crashed the police car freeing Arthur where he dances to cheer the crowd.
At Arkham, Arthur laughs at his joke, but refuses to tell the psychiatrist. He runs from Arkham leaving blooded footprints.