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Was anyone really all that annoyed with Jared Leto’s take on the Joker? Well the obvious answer is that yes, some people were VERY annoyed since he seemed to take the character and run with it in a direction that just wasn’t expected and in many ways was more like the Joker’s wayward son than the actual villain that a lot of us grew up with. Now keep in mind the Joker’s never been a stable character. He’s as chaotic as they come, but his sense of style has almost always leaned towards the professional look when it comes to the movies. He’s almost always worn a stylish suit and presented himself with a certain sense of flair and professionalism that Jared’s version didn’t quite touch upon.
Yes Leto had a definite sense of style and pizzazz, but he went so far out in left field to obtain his look that it kind of turned away from the classical version that so many people are used to. The green hair and red lips were kept, as was the maniacal attitude, but the tattoos, the bling, and the clothing kind of detracted from the whole idea of the Joker. Then there was the idea that he was more like a mad-dog killer than the criminal mastermind that he’d always been seen as. His relationship with Harley was at least somewhat intact as he was as abusive as he could be but still maintained that he needed her around, just as she needed him.
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But apart from all that is the fact that Leto seriously deviated from what people were expecting of the Joker. To be fair he had a lot to live up to if you consider who he’s following. After all, Jack Nicholson set the bar pretty high back in 1989, and...
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