Jared Leto was unimpressive in his role as the Joker in the new Suicide Squad movie, and fans of the character might want to scrub it from memory by watching this awesome Joker fan film.
From White Hand Films, the unauthorized movie is called Injustice for All.
The fan film was directed by Danny Mooney, who appeared in Batman v Superman as a photographer, and written by Donavan Darius and Joseph Bryce Hart. It was recently made available free to watch on Youtube, and is already enjoying a positive reception with fans.
I have enjoyed most iterations of the Joker in the various forms he’s been presented in, throughout all of the various comic books, video games, TV shows, and feature films. Certainly, my least favorite of them all would be the latest incarnation as performed by Jared Leto in the blockbuster movie Suicide Squad.
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Joker’s role in the film may have been small, but it was still enough to be traumatizing for longtime fans of the Clown Prince of Crime. If you can get past the odd tattoo-and-grill gimmick, you will then be hit with the performance that comes across as just trying too hard. He hardly impacted the story and it wasn’t even necessary to shoehorn him into it, so it all just left a bitter taste in my mouth.
Fortunately, there are still filmmakers out there who understand the character, and Danny Mooney’s 20 minute short nailed it very well. It proves that you can still introduce new and unique iterations of the Joker while not screwing up everything about him.
Watch the video below:
Injustice for All obviously had not even a fraction of the budget of Suicide Squad, but it still delivered an excellently-written story with superb acting. And I’m completely comfortable with saying this Joker is much better than Leto’s version— they really did him justice.