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I May Destroy You
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This is one of my favorite action comedies. The humor is dry and the pairing of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg is hilarious, due in part to the left-field writing of Adam McKay.
Watching Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howry, and Tiffany Haddish cause chaos was hilarious.
Not all of the ideas land, but when they do it's a fun watch. The visual style is pretty hit or miss especially for fans of the animated series, but these creative choices suit the storyline they are built around. The joker is slightly more gimmicky this time around, and not quite as menacing as previous iterations. While some of the plot points may be a little farfetched, the overall story is a fun ride that takes us on a ride through feudal Japan, and sees Batman and Joker don suits reminiscent of the century.
The Killing Joke is one of those adaptations that feels like it was stretched from a story that was not meant to be a full length movie. Despite the talented voice cast and much welcomed reprisals of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, this adaptation fell short. The animation feels too good for the story it is used to tell, and considering the source material that's not something one want's to admit. It seemed like the writers had to pump extra storylines into the movie to make it long enough to release as a feature film. Rather than contribute to the narrative, these extra elements do little to add to the narrative and actually hamper the original story. This is one of those movies that I might come back to every now and then to watch a few scenes, but not one that I would watch again from start to finish.
Two words. Joker cringe.