Joker is a lot of things to lots of people. However at its core, it’s additionally a film that takes a cartoonish clown villain extremely, extremely significantly. Saturday Night time Stay determined final evening to provide that remedy to a different absurd dangerous man.
Enter Oscar. A humble rubbish man. Slightly unstable. Slightly sad. Possibly, some would even say, grouchy. Starring David Harbour doing a reasonably spectacular Joaquin Phoenix impression, Grouch is simply what we want in 2019: silly, nihilistic, and self-indulgently darkish.
Truthfully, this can be a nice parody, if solely as a result of it showcases how totally ridiculous a venture Joker is at its core. And that’s not meant as a condemnation, precisely: ridiculous tasks, dealt with earnestly, can typically be excellent. However a darkish, gritty story in regards to the evils of society starring a comic book ebook clown or, y’know, Oscar the Grouch, continues to be basically ridiculous.
With that stated, I’d undoubtedly watch Grouch. I don’t know if I’d prefer it. However I’d watch it.
Joker is in theaters now, and Saturday Night time Stay is on tv at… you’ll be able to most likely determine that one out.
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