Todd Phillip’s Joker Movie Gets R-Rating

The upcoming Joker movie directed by Todd Phillips has received an R-rating for “strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language, and brief sexual images,” which if this the criteria for an R-rating, then Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice should’ve gotten a hard R for how disturbing it was.

“Director Todd Phillips Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.”

Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and Frances Conroy and is set to release October 4.

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