'Joker' Film Is 'So Dark' It Should Come With a 'Trigger Warning' According To Some Viewers

by Stephanie

By now - if you're anything like me - you have most likely already rushed to your local cinema to see the new 'Joker' movie. The film stars the A-MA-ZING Joaquin Phoenix in the iconic lead role, and has become the top R-rated movie of all time at the box-office, beating 2018's Deadpool 2.

However, some viewers have been claiming that the film is just too "dark" and "disturbing," and that it should at the very least come with a "trigger warning."

Some audience members have even walked out mid-screening, claiming the film was just too dark.

"I've just walked out of the Joker. Maybe I was naive in going/didn't realize what an origin story would be like, maybe because I live with someone with MH [mental health], it was just far too dark for me to be able to watch," one viewer wrote on social media. Another viewer commented, "Mental illness is a serious topic...... Horrible, dark movie. We walked out of it. We don't recommend it. We already live in a sick society, let's not add to it please!"

It seems there were a few people who shared a similar opinion. Another viewer added, "Would just like to say if anyone is thinking of going to watch the Joker movie, there should be a giant red trigger warning banner while buying tickets or something, people walked out after the first graphic shooting & there was quite a few after."

Check out the teaser trailer for Joker below.

Video credit: Warner Brothers

Joaquin reportedly had some trouble nailing the Joker's iconic laugh.

In a recent interview, Phoenix said that the Joker's laugh was: "Something that's almost painful. I think for Joker it's a part of him that wants to emerge. I think we all kind of assume what a Joker laugh is and it felt like a new, fresh way of looking at it."

He went on "I didn't think that I could do it, I kind of practiced alone but I asked Todd to come over to audition my laugh. I felt like I had to be able to do it on the spot and in front of somebody else. It was really uncomfortable. It took me a long time."

"I found that I would identify certain parts of his personality or his motivation and then I would back away from that because I wanted there to be a mystery to the character. Throughout the course of shooting it felt like every day we were discovering new parts of his personality, up until the very last day."

Joaquin reportedly had some trouble nailing the Joker's iconic laugh.

Watch the full trailer here.

Video credit: Warner Brothers

Have you seen the film yet? Did you love it, or do you agree that it's too dark?

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