I have to go back to the summer of 1985 to a movie that inflamed so many Loud Voices to compare the phony hysteria currently surrounding the latest DC movie, Joker. That movie was Rambo: First Blood Part 2. The sequel to one of the greatest action movies of all time crossed the Atlantic on a tidal wave of what we now identify as hashtag-outrage. Ireland banned it, the rest of mainland Britain did not, so I was able to see it … and wonder what the fuss was all about. After today’s viewing of Joker, my reaction is basically the same.
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