Leave whatever BS you've seen on the news at the door this movie is nothing short of epic. Whether your a comic fan or not makes no difference this movie could stand on its own and beautifully so. Joaquin Phoenix delivers an amazing performance as the joker couple that with the song choices and amazing score by Hildur Guðnadóttir this is a fantastic film
What nuggets of worth in this movie primarily from the dialog by bill murray and adam driver is diminished by the glacial pacing, poor plot, and overall pointlessness of what the film does and where it goes. The film tugs in several directions with its tone and humor and gets nowhere and while not terrible this movie wastes its talent and itself is a waste of time.
For any normal movie goer I say rent this it's definitely worth that but to anyone who is a fan of star wars in any way, someone looking for a good theater picture, or someone who thought the story would improve from the last movie to you all I say avoid this movie. Disney has dropped the ball even though they had the resources to at the very least make a competent addition to the franchise but no, with questions from the last film ignored, big characters wasted, plot issues, and a forced romance on top of other problems this was a big let down and could've been if not epic then at the very least pleasant.