Gail Simone gave the perfect answer about Jared Leto’s Joker

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Gail Simone gave the perfect answer about Jared Leto's Joker

Late last night when we were trying to watch Birds of Pretty online as a group, the author of the comic book, Gail Simone, asked for his views on the Joker’s Suicide Squad avatar, as played by Oscar winner Jared Leto. His simple, yet accurate answer was: “I don’t like it, okay.” Which covers many aspects of the Suicide Squad.

I know people who disagree, but I think it’s cool that the joker is more in the mood than the physical presence in the movie. # Beep #CarantineWatch Party

– Gail Simone (@GailSimone) March 26, 2020

I don’t like it, okay. https://t.co/1RCM74Ot8A

– Gail Simone (@GailSimone) March 26, 2020

Despite the passage of time from the release of Suicide Squad, one of the most divisive elements is how people feel about Jared Leto’s Joker. The storyline of “acting in the manner” begins with stories that mostly sounded like hazing children, so far as their portrayal was so different from the ordinary version. Even though I didn’t enjoy The Joker (2019), that image has at least some threads of connection to the source material, and in which the Joker plays a substantial role, in the Suicide Squad, he feels like a high-profile character whose screentime is there to legitimize Harley.

For anyone who has praised the Joker as a character, but also thinks that the oversaturation of his presence undermines the character’s true brilliance, his best reflection is how the incarnation of the Joker Leto transforms a great villain into a true villain.

Suicide Squad was not a movie where he needed to be here. I’ve come to realize that a lot of people don’t really know Harley Quinn’s origins in the comic book world, so I understand that there are some flashbacks that explain her connection to the Joker. These are effective, especially his “transformation” sequences, but after that, he should be missing from the movie. He’s not a villain, and the idea that he would try to snatch Harley out of prison is something I wouldn’t normally buy, but it would have been a great closing scene.

But pushing him into a movie, especially with that helicopter scene, only takes place from the original characters in the movie. We know he didn’t die when it crashed. They’re not going to kill one of DC’s biggest villains in the Suicide Squad movie. As stated in Simon’s first tweet, the Joker can do so much better as an unseen presence that stays in the picture, if he’s not really focused.

The lack of any real story, nevertheless, gives him some useful moments of screenwriting, which is what makes Leto’s Joker so tiring. What was it all about? His acting in itself does nothing for me personally because I think his Yugolo / Crime Boss aesthetic just looks like a bad wrestling personality. Leto is not bad in character. His character is just wretched than menacing, and strangely sentimental for some reason. I don’t beg those who like it; I don’t think there’s much like paper. I think most people see the potential of Leto’s Joker, it’s understandable. If the movie knew what to do with it.

(Via ComicBookMovie.com, Image: Warner Brothers)

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