Ridley Scott doesn't like Phoenix's "Joker" movie, but praised Phoenix's acting

Ridley Scott commented on the popular movie Joker

by Sededin Dedovic
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Ridley Scott doesn't like Phoenix's "Joker" movie, but praised Phoenix's acting
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Although Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix had a successful collaboration on the filming of the film about the French warlord Napoleon, where Phoenix was masterful as always, Scott is not a big fan of his movie "Joker". Ridley Scott explained in a new interview that while he was impressed with the acting, he wasn't the biggest fan of the film as a whole.

This, of course, surprised the acting and film public, because that film was perhaps the best of 2019. Ridley Scott criticized "Joker" for the way the film "celebrated violence." He is also not satisfied with the violence shown in the film, which was very convincing, but he claims that violence is not as big a problem as the glorification of violence itself.

Of course, Scott himself had to praise Phoenix's acting in this film, because for the majority of the film public, it is Phoenix's best role in his very rich and long career. However, Scott explained in a new interview that while he was impressed with the acting, he wasn't the biggest fan of the movie overall.

"I was blown away by his outrageous movie 'Joker.' I didn't like the way it celebrated violence, but Joaquin was outstanding," the director told Deadline.

Ridley Scott knew that Jpaquin Phoenix would be only right person to play Napoleon

Of course, he had to comment on their joint film, where he only had words of praise for the extraordinary Phoenix, who contributed to such a great popularity of the film itself.

Ridley Scott had the opportunity to work with Phoenix in the film "Napoleon" and is glad that Joaquin found himself in the role of the French military leader. "There were only two actors I had in mind for the role. I won't mention the other one," said Ridley Scott.

A really strange statement by this famous director, considering that the film is certainly only for adults, so it cannot affect children. And there are many films that promote violence more than this one.

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