The Joker is the Worst Antagonist

In a time where flat 2-D bad guys run rampant in popular movies, it’s nice to look at what made the Joker such a menacing villain. Nolan’s The Dark Knight is considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made, and it owes a lot of its fame to its antagonist, the Joker.

This video shows how the Joker is the greatest challenge Batman has ever faced.

In an excellent breakdown of what makes him such a terrifying antagonist, the narrator explores different ideas and methods which were used to bring about his development and how there’s more to the character than just the acting and the craziness.

It was a trip to explore the finer details of why we’re all so enamoured with the Joker. To see what makes him such a good antagonist and how we can create similar creative characters in our own work.

Tags:

  • Keaton is an actor and writer who works with the Initiative Production Company in Brisbane, Australia. Native to Alaska, he enjoys staring at the stars while contemplating the meaning of life.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Do You Need A Nerdy Laugh? Potter Puns Are Here To Help

    Are you an overworked, tired creative, who feels like their dreams are too far ...

    This Video May Transform Your Perception Of Michael Bay

    Whether you’re a Michael Bay fan or you hate the guy, you can’t deny ...

    Sherlock – How Creative Transitions Improve Storytelling

    Here’s some filmmaking advice: Watch this video! Understanding transitions and having Sherlock analysed and ...

    The Acting Technique That Will Change Your Life

    The Warner Loughlin Technique is an innovative acting approach. It’s only been around for ...

    Struggling With Distribution? Then Watch This Inspiring Video

    Distribution can be hard for independent filmmakers, do you have a budget? What distribution ...

    Reeling in a Star to the Vice Presidency

    Christian Bale gives a glimpse at being one of the actors in the innovative ...

    Don't want to miss a thing?

    Subscribe and join our creative community to keep updated with our weekly-ish* Newsletter from The Independent Initiative.

    *We're filmmakers, sometimes we're out filming something, on those weeks the newsletters might be more irregular. Follow The Initiative Production Company (theInitiativePro) on your favorite social media to stay the most up to date on our current productions