Seven years after “The Dark Knight Rises”: So “Joker” continues the revolution of superhero cinema
(At 20:15 on Vox on November 9, 2019) to be long seemed “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” the model par excellence for Blockbuster, but only “Joker” now enters the legacy of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy on.
After “The Dark Knight” from 2008, it seemed for a while as if all of Hollywood trying to copy the acceptable made by Christopher Nolan formula of the serious, down to earth and realistic blockbuster epic. There was hardly a newly announced superhero, fantasy or science fiction film, was not ventured in which prior to the comparison with the large model.
But really this promise was never fulfilled. This is due to the fact that hardly could one of these hopeful successor to the content, thematic and cinematic quality of Nolan’s revolutionary “The Dark Knight” trilogy tie. Not even the work begun by “The Dark Knight Rises” with “Man Of Steel” DCEU that was indeed initially tonally similar gloomy, but also much more fantastic and supernatural.
The MCU stands “The Dark Knight” from
That there was no film for a long time, who took the legacy of Nolan’s trilogy, but is on the other hand the fact that in 2008 a certain film titled “Iron Man” was released, the then almost a little in the shadow of “The Dark Knight “was in danger of disappearing. By comparison, “Iron Man” played in 2008 “only” 585 million US dollars worldwide and was nominated for two Academy Awards, while “The Dark Knight” has grossed more than one billion, was awarded two Oscars and was nominated for six more.
However, with “Iron Man” put up Kevin Feige also laid the foundation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that the superhero movie should change in particular, and the blockbuster cinema in general forever. Although the success of “The Dark Knight” was perhaps initially larger, the launched in the same year, “Iron Man” thus in the long run but the greater influence had.
Although the success of “The Dark Knight” was perhaps initially larger, the launched in the same year, “Iron Man” thus in the long run but the greater influence had.
For the latest after the huge success of “The Avengers,” the “The Dark Knight Rises” was released, interestingly, the same year as, suddenly wanted to bring more the next “The Dark Knight” in theaters, no studio, but the success formula of MCU copy: an interconnected film universe in a big led team-up film (this test has remained the way, just as unsuccessfully).
So “Joker” takes the legacy of “The Dark Knight” at
This explains well why it took more than seven years before with “Joker” a film anknüpft back to the style of “The Dark Knight” trilogy. The similarities are hardly be dismissed out of hand: Hildur Guðnadóttirs film music that varies somewhere between rooms “Game Of Thrones” and Hans. Lawrence Sher’s great, dark-realistic images in which even always find visual parallels (Joker in the police car, taxi Joker in there).
Hildur Guðnadóttirs film music that varies somewhere between rooms “Game Of Thrones” and Hans. Lawrence Sher’s great, dark-realistic images
Above all, it is the degree of realism, reminiscent of the “The Dark Knight” trilogy YesMovies. Nolan was able to package the concept of a billionaire who goes in the bat costume on a manhunt, as credible and down to earth, that he even convinced the audience who would otherwise have nothing to do with superheroes on their hats.
Above all, it is the degree of realism, reminiscent of the “The Dark Knight” trilogy.
Director Todd Phillips ventures into “Joker” on the other hand trying to provide the most famous comic villain realistic, comprehensible and even somehow pathetic backstory. And in a way Phillips goes one step further: While the “The Dark Knight” trilogy at all earthiness was still an action film series that is largely action free drama “Joker” has even fewer points of contact with more classic superhero films.
And in a way Phillips goes one step further:
And the success is quite Phillips: “Joker” is currently on track to crack the magic billion mark at the international box office. A worldwide box office earnings of 948 million US dollars is so far (as of: November 8, 2019) to book. That “Joker” it also attracts an audience in the cinema, which otherwise little interested in superheroes, is a more common with “The Dark Knight”.
What comes after “Joker”?
It is probably inevitable that there will be in the huge financial success and the enormous popularity of “Joker” Try to copy this concept – whether in a “Joker 2” with Joaquin Phoenix, a similarly mounted film about another DC villains or project from another studio.
It is probably inevitable that there will be in the huge financial success and the enormous popularity of “Joker” Try to copy this concept
That these experiments the same success as “Joker” will be granted, may not like to be questioned. But the studios that once dare more to medium-sized, riskier films, would probably not wrong. Because the box office otherwise be a few mega hit movies and studios dominated (six films the one billion mark in 2019 have been cracked, five Disney films) and simultaneously expensive sequels (flopping over again of “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” to “Terminator: The Dark Fate “).
Given these facts, the success story could be a medium-expensive film ( “Joker” has cost between 55 and 70 million), ensure that it reflects in Hollywood more courage to take risks and therefore more variety – and not only in superhero movies.
could be the success story of a medium-expensive film ( “Joker” has cost between 55 and 70 million), ensure that there are again more courage to take risks and therefore more variety in Hollywood
“The Dark Knight Rises”, the final part of “The Dark Knight” trilogy, running on today November 9, 2019 at 20:15 on Vox. “Joker” is still running successfully in German cinemas.