With Suicide Squad now in theaters, it's as good a time as any to follow up my Super Duper Batman List with a ranking of Joker performances! Easily one of the greatest comic villains of all time and a long time favorite of mine, many have tried to fill those spiffy clown shoes. But how did they do?
The Stupidly Horrible
My hopes were in vain. Dashed like a defective canister of Joker Toxin. Leto's Joker was as terrible as it looked. He reminded me of Macaulay Culkin in Party Monster.... if Mac was really into ICP and very very very addicted to crack. He wasn't scary or maniacal, just weird and uneven. And Leto clearly wasn't used to the "grill" cause it made him talk weird and he was hard to understand some of the time. His Joker laugh sounded like something out of Revenge of the Nerds. I read the other day most of the cuts the studio made to the film were Joker scenes. Well no wonder! Clearly they understood how awful he was and how in five years time this teenie booper pandering joke will be just that....a joke!