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I went in completely blind, having just seen things like "Phoenix is amazing"...
...and I didn't even know that De Niro was in it, so when he appeared and then it starting pretty much copying The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver (in SO many ways) and Raging Bull to a lesser extent, I had no idea that Scorsese had been involved earlier on, or that it was intended as an "homage" to those films - I just couldn't believe how much they had ripped off and it completely spoilt it for me. I thought his performance was still fantastic but I was just totally distracted by what I saw as rip-offs (and to be honest, I'm not even sure where the border lies between homage and rip-off really!) so it was a disappointment to me overall - I just wanted to tell everyone to watch the 3 films I listed above and THEN say what they thought of Joker!
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