American psychological thriller film Joker is constantly making the headlines for one reason or other and this time a herd of netizens has stormed the internet with hilarious memes on one of the scenes of the movie. The film, which released on October 4 stars Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix as the infamous DC villain. Critics have heavily come down on the movie for being "violent" with some reporting that people have even walked out of the cinema. Yet there is a big portion of the audience who lauded the performance of Phoenix in the character of Arthur Fleck.
Like it happens for most of the buzzing movies on the internet, memes started rolling in and the internet is losing it over one particular scene. The scene shows the Joker riding a car in a back seat (a taxi). This very scene is compared with an earlier scene in the movie Dark Knight (2008) where the Joker was played by Heath Ledger. The two are so similar that one user on Twitter pointed it out with a collage of the two scenes. He captioned the image: "for those who didn’t catch the reference". Since then netizens have been posting loads of image of themselves or of other characters riding a taxi and looking outside the car window which is collaged with the scene from Joker.
A user used the image of a funny-looking woman riding in the back seat. Another posted her own image while riding the car. A third user posted an image of actor Danny DeVito riding the car. Similarly, a fourth posted the image from Pig in the Big City.
For those who didn't catch the reference pic.twitter.com/Q0vSMmvTpK— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) October 9, 2019
For those who didn’t catch the reference pic.twitter.com/6l72Z4jNEe— Morgane le Fay☾ (@morgancrawf) October 10, 2019
for those who didn’t catch the reference pic.twitter.com/731eXT8Azg— Stephanie Soh (@steph_soh) October 10, 2019
For those who didn't catch the reference. pic.twitter.com/JzzbyPaGo1— Arianna Rees (@AriWRees) October 10, 2019
Joker broke all the records for an October opening in the US. As of October 10, Joker has collected $289.9 million globally and has emerged a massive hit as its production budget is $55 million, cited trade analysts. In just 10 days of its release with limited screens and despite releasing alongside War and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Joker has collected more than Rs 40 crore at the box office, cited Indian media. "#Joker reaches ₹ 40 Cr Nett in #India in 10 days.. #WAR and #Joker doing better than yesterday's new Hindi releases," Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted.