Whether you’re a fan of superhero (or villain, or antihero) movies and stories or not, it’s been tough to avoid the press surrounding the release of Joker. Joaquin Phoenix plays the title character, and by all accounts his performance is amazing – but that’s where the positives end for many (although many others seem to have loved it).
Critiques run the gamut, but the bottom line is that a certain section of filmgoers and critics worry that, instead of critiquing the culture that creates mass shooters, Joker glorifies the revenge ideal that fuels many of them.
Now, you’ll have to see the movie for yourself if you want to make up your mind (I doubt it will be a waste of your time, honestly, and could be good fodder for conversation!), but if you’re looking for some internet discourse, well…look no further than these 20 memes.
20. Oh snap!
19. You don’t want to be a BIG Joker fan, yaknow?
18. Yes, we’re listening.
17. What about Wonder Woman, bro?
16. Damn the man.
15. The Joker always reflects the society of the time.
14. This is pretty sad. Because it’s true.
13. It’s not quite as poignant, but it is funny.
12. It’s like a throwback to every television show and movies from the 1930s-1950s.
11. If you think it’s not possible, let’s all remember Suicide Squad.
10. Yes, you don’t want to identify TOO strongly.
9. One more reason to stay home on Halloween.
8. Excellent meme mashup.
7. Who doesn’t love a Hostess fruit pie?
6. Because it’s never a bad time for a dog smile.
5. It’s always something else’s fault, right?
4. This legit cracked me up. Poor Jared.
3. And again. Oh, my.
2. If you don’t get why, well, you probably don’t get much.
1. When you nail it, you nail it.
The internet never lets us down, does it?
Have you seen the movie? Are you planning to? Let us know your thoughts about it in the comments!