It’s only been a matter of weeks since the Joker movie hit screens and it hasn’t spent a day out of the limelight.
The psychological thriller details the origin story of Batman’s archnemesis, The Joker, and how he became the notorious villain he is.
Earlier today Joker officially became the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time after overtaking Deadpool. And now Ryan Reynolds has responded. And he hasn’t held back one bit!
Keep scrolling to find out what Ryan Reynolds actually said. He isn’t happy!
The supervillain made his debut in the Batman comic books in 1940 and has since become one of the most notorious faces of the franchise.
But plans changed and he stuck around to become Batman’s archenemy.
The Dark Night was a box office smash hit, receiving rave reviews and grossing over a staggering $1 billion in revenue.
Seems fans of the franchise can’t get enough of the psychopathic anti-hero.
…fans were elated.
In fact, there was so much buzz around its release that the movie bagged the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival in September.
Speaking to Ladbible, the Oscar-nominated actor explained: “I thought it was important for it to be its own thing, to be its own interpretation. What’s interesting about this character is that everybody can interpret it however they want.
“Even with this film, I think the audience gets to interpret the character and what drives him, in a way that I think is unique for a lot of films. I mean it really asks the audience to participate, and I think that’s interesting.”
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker tells the origin story of, you guessed it…the Joker (or Arthur Fleck as he’s known as in the movie), and how he evolves into the criminal mastermind we all know him as.
Set in 1981, Fleck, who is working as a party clown, lives with his mother in Gotham City – a town full of crime and unemployment.
Due to this, he often lands himself in bad situations. And of course, he finds himself on a huge downward spiral.
Fleck is isolated, bullied, and lonely.
Soon enough, Fleck’s life becomes rife with out-of-control into delusions, violence, and anarchy and thus, the clown-faced criminal is born.
From rave reviews to full-blown outrage, the dark movie has debuted to extremely mixed emotions.
Over its first weekend alone it raked in an eye-watering $93.5 million at the US box office – although we aren’t entirely surprised, given the huge anticipation in the lead up to its release.
And it sure didn’t disappoint, with many people slamming the movie for its representation of mental health and “glamorization” of violence.
Convicted pedophile, Gary Glitter’s 1972 “Rock and Roll Part 2” is used in one scene.
Glitter was jailed in 2015 for a number of sexual assault offenses, including one count of raping a 13-year-old girl, so it’s no wonder so many viewers were disgusted.
The movie is apparently so disturbing, it has been leaving viewers unable to continue watching.
Several people took to Twitter to call out the “horrible” movie, saying how they’ve been left terrified while watching.
While some have praised the movie for shedding light on the struggles of living with a mental illness, others didn’t agree and think the film’s portrayal did more harm than good.
Like this user, who cited the graphic shooting as one of the main reasons why they feel a trigger warning should have been placed at the start of the movie.
While many admitted that the movie was without a doubt dark and disturbing, some say Joaquin Phoenix’s performance deserved an Oscar. And it seems as if the news might be on the brink of coming true… Three cheers for Joaquin Phoenix!
It’s not even been a week since the movie hit the big-screens but it has already managed to crawl its way into the top 10 films of all time. According to IMDb rankings, Joker is now considered one of the best movies to ever exist coming in at 9.
The Dark Knight, which fell into the top 5. With over 2 million ratings ranking the film at 9/10 stars, it’s going to take some beating.
But Joker is slowly pushing its way into the top-tier.
The film currently stands at an 8.8 rating standard, with many Pheonix fans hoping that it will continue sneaking up until it falls into the top 5 films of all time.
Swimming around the top end of the ratings are classics like Pulp Fiction and The Godfather, so it seems like the chances of it ranking amongst the elite squad in cinema history is very narrow.
And the ranking for popular films slowly dies out as the hype dies, so if that happens, the chances are at zero.
But we can still hope, right?
I always think, if a film has the power to make you feel any kind of extreme emotion, such as love, hate, disgust, sadness, happiness, whatever it may be, it has done its job as an art form.
And, at the moment, Joker is doing just that.
Yes that’s right. Joker just keeps on getting bigger and bigger with every passing week.
And last night news broke that Joker had become the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time.
2016’s Deadpool, which introduced Ryan Reynolds’ classic anti-hero, was the original titleholder after making a huge $783m at the worldwide box office.
Joker, which is currently sitting at a massive $785.5 million, as per Forbes, at the worldwide box office, has overtaken Deadpool by two million.
The Oscars aren’t too far away at all – and Joaquin Phoenix is currently joint-favorite to pick up the big award and join the Best Actors club.
Phoenix has already been nominated twice for the exclusive award after his role as an alcoholic in The Master and as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line.
Adam Driver is his main competition for the award at the minute after his unbelievable performance in Marriage Story.
Despite the celebrations, we all knew it wouldn’t be very long at all until Ryan Reynolds himself responded to being knocked off the top spot.
And he did so in spectacular fashion. Heads up: This is pretty foul-mouthed.
Reynolds, as usual, took to Instagram to post the attack on Joker.
His post was intended as a ‘celebration’ while also mocking the film – but it’s all in good taste.
His post shown the classic poster from Joker but with a few photoshopped, ahem, changes.
So it’s the age-old image of Arthur Fleck at the top of those now-legendary stairs in the Bronx.
Nothing too foul-mouthed yet right?!
Well… The caption written directly above the image read:
“You mother f*cker.”
In tribute to Joker, the image also shows all the characters and movies Joker surpassed on the way to the top.
There’s Deadpool, Neo (The Matrix Reloaded), Pennywise (It), Jesus (The Passion of the Christ), Hugh Jackman (Logan), the Wolfpack (The Hangover Part II), Mr. Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey), and Ted (Ted).
That’s some list of films…
It’s not a coincidence Ryan Reynolds is internationally renowned as one of the funniest guys in Hollywood!
Watch the full Joker trailer below:
But, if the thought of watching the dark thriller isn’t really your style, keep scrolling to find something a little different.