View Single Post
Old 01-23-2013, 11:39 PM   #442
BatLobsterRises
Lobsterized
 
BatLobsterRises's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 6,813
Default Re: am I the only one who DIDN'T think Nicholson nailed joker??

A few things about Jack's Joker that really freaked me out as a kid...and when I say kid, I really mean the first time I saw Batman 89 which is like 3, 4 years old.

- "Mirror!"
- Joker's introduction scene with Grissom
- "Boo!"
- The image of Jack's grin frozen on the Bat-computer monitors
- The image of him lying dead on the pavement with the creepy laugh box.

Ledger is much, much closer to the ideal Joker that's formed in my head over the years, but I don't really want to diss Jack just to praise Heath. Because if I'm being completely honest, Jack's Joker burned the idea into my head that this guy was a nightmarish clown who killed people for fun, probably before I was even aware of the existence of comic books. He gave me the creeps and made me desperate to see Batman to take him down. That's why I'll always have a soft spot for Burton's films. The Animated Series opened me up to the larger world of Batman, but his movies are what made me a fan in the first place.

__________________
IMAGINE THE FIRE
My TDKR Metal cover
My MOS Trailer 3 score recreation
My take on why there is no "DC Films" Division at WB:
http://forums.superherohype.com/show...&postcount=158
BatLobsterRises is offline   Reply With Quote