Perhaps unnecessary, but it was awesome going back to the original Breaking Bad universe.
What they do with the Thomas Wayne character is just embarrassing.
And I hated the whole "is Arthur Fleck Thomas Wayne's son?" part of the movie.
Also, why didn't Marc Maron play the Robert De Niro part?
Why does Heath Ledger's Joker feel like a more complete character even though we know nothing about his backstory?
- If we needed more proof that Elle Fanning is one hell of an actress (probably even better than her sister) here it is. She's surrounded by a terrific supporting cast, but it's Fanning who effortlessly carries the film. Her second to last scene in which she struggles to divulge a secret is mesmerizing.
- Kudos to Christina Hendricks, who's always been great on "Mad Men", as she continues to shine in these small supporting roles on the big screen. Hopefully she will make a successful transition to film once her series ends.
- A bit of trivia: Alice Englert (Rosa) is Jane Campion's daughter.
There's no denying that this film is a technical marvel (from Lubezki's beautiful cinematography to Ryûichi Sakamoto's beautiful score), however I felt it was too much pomposity to tell a very simple and basic revenge story.
Meaning, Iñárritu could have made a pretty lean and tight one-hour-and-a-half adventure film.