Ledger’s Joker vs. The Joker
I REALLY wonder how many Dark Knight reviews are out there by now. They’re all like a broken record, repeating the same thing over and OVER again (with exceptions of few critical reviews)… and my eyebrow twitches every time I see a new one.
But what’s most common about all reviews are the standing ovations to Heath Ledger’s great performance as The Joker.
What I’ve seen and read about Ledger’s Joker is that he is “dark”, constanly blowing cars up and lacks telling jokes.
In contrary, …
What I know of The Joker (the comic Joker), he’s supposed to be more ‘happier’ to a point it’s insane!, yet with grim and dark schemes. He’s supposed to give off an eerie vibe of madness!
He laughs and cracks jokes as he fucks people’s lives up! He smiles as he bashes Robin (Jason) to death with a crowbar. He laughs as he shoots and paralyzes Batgirl. He starts laughing hysterically even if he’s in a boo-boo.
And that’s a bloody hard thing to do!
But where’s the insanity Heath?
Maybe I’m being over critical.
You gotta know that Joker is the sole villain who can question the audience, of Batman’s sanity. After all, both of their lives got pretty screwed up. One was a failing comedian whose pregnant wife died, and the other’s parents got shot and killed right in front of his eyes. The only difference is that Batman manifests his insanity in a different way: by dressing-up as a Bat and fighting crime! There’s only a thin line between Batman and Joker
… one can crack a joke, and the other can’t.
All I’m saying. Ledger’s Joker could have loosenedup a little more. Get clownin’ around!
So the lesson of the day kids, smile at everything and anyone!