Top 10 Jokers

The clown prince of crime has been entertain fans for years and with latest joker portrayed by Jared Leto, I decided to create a list of my favorite portrayals of the Joker. Check out the video below and comment on who is your favorite Joker and why. 

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Suicide Squad: Film Review

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Last night, me and a group of friends went to see Suicide Squad. I personally never read any reviews about a movie before I go to see it, I prefer to make my own judgments on a film rather than have someone make it for me. I enjoyed the film from begining to end and with the ending, I am looking forward to more Jared Leto.
So the film begins with basically an introduction to Deadshot played by Will Smith and Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie. We are then shown Amanda Waller potrayed by the lovely Viola Davis. She is in a meeting explained her reason on why she is created this team of villians. Basically, planet Earth discovered it was not alone when Superman arrived on this planet and with his death, the world was seeing more and more metahumans (so far none on Superman’s level) but that is the fear, what if there was a metahuman with the powers like the man of steel but he wasn’t nice? So Amanda decides to fight fire with fire, she picks thw best from Belle Reve, a prison located in Louisiana. 

Her picks are Deadshot, Harley Quinn,El Diablo,Killer Croc,Captain Boomarang, Slipknot and Enchantress.  This team of villians will be under the command of Colonel Rick Flag. Now each character has a history or weakness and Amanda uses that to keep the team in line. For Rick he fell in love with Dr. June Moone, an archaeologist who is possessed by a witch-goddess known as “Enchantress” after touching a cursed idol.  Amanda gives a nice demonstration to the USA generals and powerful milatary men, once seeing how useful this Task Force X team can be, Amanda is given the green light. She and Flag head to Belle Rev and basically in their own way convince each one to join. 

However a problem arises from Enchantress. Enchantress is over 6,000 years old and used to be worship as a god but its clear that she is not fond of being in the role of serving someone else, which we can see everytime she glances at Waller. One night Enchantress leaves the room using telelaportation to retrieve her heart, which whoever has her heart basically controls her. Amanda keeps the heart on person at all times in a locked case. Enchantress can not retrieve her heart but releases her brother known as Incubus  who Amanda also had.  She then sets a plan in motion for her and her brother to rule once again.

When Incubus cause mayhem on a subway, June and Flag are sent in to diffuse the situation in which Enchantress bails. Amanda then stabs the heart leading Enchantress to plead with her brother to save her; her brother shares his power with his sister saving her. Amanda realizing the situation assembles Task Force X.  Once assemble each team member is given an injection where a small bomb is placed inside their necks for if they tried to escape. Ahead of their departure, they are joined by Katana, who wields a mystic sword and acts as Flag’s bodyguard. The Joker wanting his Harley back finds out about her predicament and tortures Griggs, one of Waller’s men into leading him to the facility where the nano bombs are made. He blackmails one of the scientists involved in the program into disabling Harley’s bomb. Sensing the squad’s approach, Enchantress destroys their helicopter, forcing them to proceed on foot to their target. On the way, Boomerang convinces Slipknot that the bombs are a ruse meant to keep them under control. Slipknot attempts to escape and is killed, while the team is attacked by Enchantress’s minions. The team manages to escape to their final destination at an underground bunker, where they learn that their mark is Waller herself, who is attempting to cover up her involvement.

The squad escorts Waller to the rooftop for extraction, but the arriving helicopter has been hijacked by the Joker and his men, who open fire on the squad while Harley climbs aboard. However, the helicopter is shot down by Waller’s men, and Harley jumps out while the Joker seemingly perishes in the explosion, after which Harley rejoins the squad. Alerted to Wallers whereabouts, Enchatress captures her.   With Waller compromised, Flag relieves the squad of the mission, but chooses to continue. Realizing they have an opportunity to prove themselves, they soon rejoin him and locate Enchantress and Waller at a partially flooded subway station.  Lt. Edwards along with Killer Croc goes underwater to plant a bomb underneath Incubus while the others fight the Enchantress and her forces. El Diablo embraces his abilities and manages to hold Incubus down as the bomb goes off underneath, killing them both.
The squad members battle Enchantress together, but are ultimately defeated. Enchantress offers to fulfill their deepest desires in exchange for their allegiance, and Harley feigns interest in order to get close enough to cut out Enchantress’s heart. Just after, Killer Croc throws explosives into the portal as Deadshot shoots them, closing the portal. Flag takes Enchantress’s heart and crushes it, killing Enchantress and freeing June. The squad members are then returned to Belle Reve, but with ten years alleviated from their sentences and special privileges ( Deadshot gets to see his daughter, Harley and expresso machine and killer croc BET). Shortley after, a group of men arrive one of them revealed to be the Joker rescues Harley and in a post credits scene Amanda is seen talking with Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) where she hands him a file which he flips through showing us the Flash and Aquaman. She tells Bruce to stop working nights hinting she knows that he’s Batman and Bruce warns her to stop what she is doing and leave it to them. 

Overall, the film pacing was great and the plot was pretty straight forward. Enchantress in her day was treated like a God, someone who was worshipped yet she was inna new time and mankind no longer worshiped gods but technology. So she decided she was gonna rule again and force mankind into servitude. The thing I thought was most interesting however was the treatment of the Task Force. They were treated as villians which they essential where but with each backstory, it made the audience see that they are human just like you and me. Deadshot has a young girl who according to him, is not being raised by her mother who likes to be out all hours of the night but the mom doesn’t want Deadshot raising their daughter because he kills people for a living.  Diablo was a gangster born with pyrokinetic powers. One night during an agruement with his girl ends up burning the house down killing his lady and his two children. Harley was a psychiatrist who fell in love with the Joker and he drives her crazy and she falls into a vet of chemicals. Amanda Waller on the other hand, one could see as a villian in terms of her job in the governement in the name of protecting does a lot of really bad things, but she’s the good guy. So the movie does pretty good at addressing those morality questions.
There are some cameos in the film from the Joker, Batman and the Flash. The Joker was essentially in the film to basically set up Harleys story but  hopefully we will see more of Jared Leto as the Joker in a future Batman film. Each depriction of the characters was done very well, Will Smith as Deadshot was brilliant and he was very humorous at times. Jared Leto as the Joker was good for what this version of the clown prince. The Joker was a gangster and so that is how he was portrayed, granted the idealized romance of Harley and Joker that is seen in film is not canon but I did like how it showed that somewhere in the Jokers’ madness he carea for Harley cause he could have just left her innthose chemicals but he didn’t. Now when they where chased by the bat and crashed- he did leave her which did showed how much he did care about Harley. However this film wasn’t about Harley and Joker so the amount that we were shown the Joker was good enough. Plus I did love how we did see Margot in the classic jester suit as Harley during a flashback. 

The where some parts that was like really, for example the bar scene where it is clearly raining outside yet Rick Flag walks in completely dry but the letters he fives to Deadshot clearly are wet. Overall the movie did not deserve the rating it got. If you want to see Suicide Squad then got and see it. Do not let other peoples opinions dictact whether a movie is good or bad cause at the end of the day- that is THEIR opinion not yours, go and form your own. 

Cosplay to Work

So just reading this interesting story about a young woman name June who is filing harassement against her boss.
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Basicalky June said the contract of her job states no dress code, just clean and pressed. With that information a person can basically wear whatever, so June wore this to work

 

its clear she is dressed in a business, and professional way. Howevet the boss had a issue with the attire and began implenting a dress code specifically targeting this woman. The scarf is a no, a ponytail is a no. When has a ponytail even been seen as unprofessional?  i work at Starbucks and I have to wear those hats and so i have to brush my hair down and make to have some gel on my edges cause I don’t relax my hair, its in his natural state and getting it into a ponytail is very hardwork. So the women responds to the all of a sudden new dress code  with flair

The thing I noticed when african-americans are in work places such as these, our hair especially in its natural kinky state is automatically seen as wild and unprofesdional. I’m so if we dont show up to work looming like Stacy Dash or Beky with the good hair. If our hair is neat,clean and brush then thats all that should matter. I should have to sumbit to a European standard of hair to be able to work in a business setting but sadly when even applying for jobs the first thing I notice is when people especially white I ask about job openings do is look at my hair and automatically make a judgment based off that; it gets annoying at time and so basically I do even get called for an interviewer mean while a black female can walking in with weave fulling down her back that she got from somewhere in Asia or Brazil is seen as professional. It is dicrimination plain and simple. Sadly from the comments many see June as rebellious and just doesn’t want to apply to the dress code when in the story it specifically states ‘there was no dress code’ and even provides a picture what she always wore to work but still June is seen as the troublemaker for basically not conforming or better yet assimilating to their European ideals; the comments are usually always made by Caucasians which sadly is not suprising. 

 So I wish the best to June and hopes her boss learns a lesson in discrimination.

Batman v Superman: Review

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This past Sunday which was my 25th birthday, I went to see Batman v Superman. The film was amazing and from beginning to end the story enveloped me and I can not wait to see the other films such as Aquaman, WonderWoman, The Flash and more all leading to the Justice League. Now this review is a recap of the film so stop reading now if you have not seen the film yet. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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The film begins with a flashback of a young Bruce Wayne attending his parents funeral which then goes in and out to another flashback of the night his parents died. Bruce runs away from the funeral procession and ends up falling into a hole where he finds himself in a cave full of bats. Fast forward years later, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) is driving through Metropolis during the battle of General Zod and Superman (Henry Cavill).  Due to the strength and might of both Kryptonians the city suffers some major damage. Eighteen months after the incident, Superman has become a symbol of hope to some but for a majority of the world, the Man of Steel is a threat. Meanwhile in Gotham City, a vigilante known as Batman has been catching criminals and branding them leaving some of the city afraid. Clark Kent (superman’s secret identity) hears the story of Batman on the news and see the dark knight as a threat and decides to stop him via the Daily Planet by writing articles.

Bruce learns that a weapons trafficker named Anatoli Knyazev has been contacting LexCorps’s mogul Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Meanwhile, Luthor tries to convince Senator June Finch to allow him to import kryptonite retrieved from the Indian Ocean, claiming to use it as a “deterrent” against Kryptonians. He also makes side dealings with Finch’s subordinate and demands access to Zod’s body and the Kryptonian scout ship. In the next meeting with Luthor, Finch denies his request. Later Bruce attends a party at LexCorp, there he meets Clark Kent where they each shared their disdain for Superman/Batman. Bruce with the help of Alfred (Jeremy Irons), they hacked into Lex’s computer and download some files,however the device is taken by Diane Prince (Gal Gidot).  Diane later returns the device to Bruce due to the fact she can not decrypt the data.

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While decrypting the data, Bruce ends up having a vision where he leads a team against Superman in a post-apocalyptic world. He then sees a man from the future telling him of Lois Lane (Amy Adams) crucial world in the future and to find the others. He awakens and the data is finally decrypted, upon opening the files he discovers Lex is not only experimenting with kyrptonite but also searching for metahumans and he currently has four files on four different individuals; one of them is Diana. It is revealed that she is a 5,000 year old warrior, the other three show videos of Victor Stone, The Flash and Aquaman.

Wayne admits to Alfred that he plans to steal the Kryptonite to weaponize it, should it become necessary to fight Superman. Batman pursues the convoy carrying the kryptonite from the White Portuguese ship to LexCorp, but Superman intercedes and orders him to cease his activities. Superman is called to a congressional hearing, however the hearing goes array when a bomb sets off, killing everyone. The bomb was planted by Lex Luthor who placed it inside a wheelchair which he gave to Finch, a survivor from the battle two years ago. Frustrated with failing to save people, Superman goes into exile. Bruce prepares to fight Superman by breaking into LexCorp and stealing the kryptonite, he then builds a powerful exoskeleton and creating a kryptonite-powered riot gun and a kryptonite-tipped spear. Meanwhile, Luthor enters the Kryptonian ship and learns of its functions, as well as recorded alien worlds.

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Luthor kidnaps and holds hostage Martha Kent, Clark’s adoptive mother. He reveals that he has been sending messages to Batman and Superman to heighten their animosity towards each other. Luthor forces Superman to fight and kill Batman, in exchange for Martha’s life. Superman tries to reason with Batman, but Batman initiates the fight and eventually gains the upper hand. Before Batman can kill Superman with the spear, Superman urges Batman to “save Martha”, whose name is also shared with Wayne’s late mother. Lois arrives and explains the situation, upon learning Lex’s plan Batman leaves to rescue Martha and Superman goes to confront Lex. When Superman arrives to the ship, he discovers that Lex has created an abomination by combining his DNA with that of General Zods; Lex names the creature ‘Doomsday’.

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Superman engages the creature in battle, Batman and Diane soon come and join the fight but discover that the creature absorbs energy. Superman realizes that the creature is weak to kryptonite takes the spear and stabs the creature, however the creature stabs Superman as well leaving both dead. Luthor is arrested and imprisoned. Facing Batman in prison, he gloats that Superman’s death has made the world vulnerable to powerful alien threats. A memorial is held for Superman in Metropolis. Clark is also declared dead and Wayne, Lane, Martha, and Diana attend a private funeral for him in Smallville. Martha passes an envelope to Lane, which contains an engagement ring from Clark. After the funeral, Wayne reveals to Diana that he plans to form a team of metahumans, starting from the ones from Luthor’s files, to protect the world in Superman’s absence. After they leave, a faint heartbeat echoes from Clark’s coffin and the dirt around it begins to levitate.

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Batman vs Superman:Dawn of Justice was so exciting, each actor to me portrayed each character very well. Ben Affleck did a great job in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, he brought some new and different to the character and it didn’t seem a rehash of the same thing. Gal Gidot only appeared as Wonder Woman during the final battle however, she  did excellent and has me very excited for the Wonder Woman movie. What I also loved about the movie was we got to see clips of the other metahumans as well and I am looking forward to their films too. Jesse Eisenberg played a terrific Lex Luthor, he was very convincing as Lex. He was cunning, manipulative with a touch of crazy. Last Henry Cavill was amazing as Superman, I felt the emotions of Kal-El/Superman/Clark Kent  as he was judged by society which weaken him emotional and destroyed his moral.  Overall Dawn of Justice was such a good film and was amazing in 3D and I give it 5 stars.

Whose your favorite Joker?

Joker, the clown prince of crime I would say has to be one of the most famous and iconic of all of Batman’s’ villains. My first introduction to deadly yet hilarious villain was in Batman: the animated series which aired from September 5, 1992 – September 15, 1995. I never read comics growing up and these animated tv shows was as close as I was going to get. Now Joker isn’t my favorite video villain from Batman, no that would be the sexy feline herself, Ms. Selina Kyle.

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Now, the Joker from what I remember never killed anyone and that was mostly because it was a cartoon, not many characters die in cartoons. When the Joker did strike I remember his victims being left with a big smile on their faces and of course the bats had found a way to cure them. Also Harley Quinn was definitely an interesting character, not only does she works for the Joker but they are dating. However as a child I really didn’t understand that their relationship was not a very positive one, in fact when I was watching the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited on Netflix and I realized that Mr. J is quite abusive to Harley and yet she loves this man with every fiber in her being.

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Next year, the SuicideSquad  will be in theaters and I for one I’m truly excited. In a earlier post I mention how many on social media are comparing Heath Ledgers’ portrayal of the Joker to Jared Letos’ who we as an audience has only seen a snippet from the teaser trailer. So until the film debuts how can anyone make a sound judgment on his performance?

So when it comes to the Joker, which one is your favorite portrayal?

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Mine is Mark Hamill from Batman: the animated series. I mean that voice and that laugh is just classic, I have that laugh as my message notifications.

Comic Con 2015

So I have been reading a lot of news of everything that has been going on with comic con especially with the trailers of new tv shows such as the walking dead spin-off and new films like Deadpool. So as a fan of Marvel and DC Comics I am very excited for the films.

Suicide Squad Trailer:

Jared Leto as Joker

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Okay so the Suicide Squad trailer was released in hd by Warner Bros after the film was leaked by those in H Hall. I have watched the trailer and so far it looks good, the film is still in the middle of shooting so these teaser will suffice for now. Personally I’m glad that I will finally see Harley Quinn on the big screen and Jared Letos Joker looks pretty good. I have seen many comments on social media comparing Leto’s joker to the joker portrayed by Heath Ledger. One can’t compare the two each voice actor and actor that has every portrayed the clown prince of crime has brought their own flare to the character making it unique. So I saw wait to you actually see the entire film before making such an opinion.

Other films I’m looking forward too is X-Men Apocalypse

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Deadpool

Tv shows I’m looking forward too

Fear the Walking Dead

Into the Badlands

Once Upon A Time Season 5