I was skeptical of the casting of Heath Ledger as The Joker.
He didn’t look like Jack Nicholson’s Joker.
He didn’t sound like Jack Nicholson’s Joker.
He didn’t act like Jack Nicholson’s Joker.
But once we saw him, it was clear that the way he looked, sounded and acted was awesome.
A lot of the most noticeable discussion around Jared Leto’s Joker, as revealed fully in the new Suicide Squad trailer yearerday, involves these comparisons, as do the inevitable defenses.
“Oh, you just don’t like it because it’s such a different take on The Joker from what Heath Ledger did.”
And that’s true.
Jared Leto’s Joker doesn’t look like Heath Ledger’s Joker.
He doesn’t sound like Heath Ledger’s Joker.
He doesn’t act like Heath Ledger’s Joker.
That’s ok. None of those comparisons are necessary.
Because Jared Leto’s Joker doesn’t look, sound or act in a way that I would describe as awesome.
The comparisons are irrelevant.
What is relevant is the fact that his portrayal looks and sounds really stupid.