“Joker” looks like… a movie.

I want very deeply for it to be good, but every trailer I’ve seen just feels uninspired. Another attempt to make a villain sympathetic to audiences, for the sake of a backstory movie, so that it can become a franchise later down the line. It doesn’t look bad, just not great. I mean this is the Joker we’re talking about here. The guy we’re supposed to love to hate. Nobody in the audience of a batman movie should be sitting there thinking how much they relate to the Joker, or how much they feel bad for him.

The attempts to make him sympathetic are also just a little weird too. Like… people didn’t think he was funny, so he had depression, and that suddenly explains his murderous rampage? Maybe the trailer is just cut really poorly, but the way it is now, it looks like the people involved with the film have a fundamental misunderstanding of both depression, and psychopathy.

I’m still going to go see it, since… you know… I love DC, but I don’t expect it to be much better than Suicide Squad. Here’s the trailer for you to check out.