Every since Suicide Squad came out and Jared Leto changed the dynamics of 'The Joker', fans have been going nuts while comparing the two actors who played the Joker. As we all know, Heath Ledger was an ultimate legend for playing the Joker in all of the Batman movies but can we really compare both the roles?
As we have started to fall into a comparative study, Jared Leto definitely makes an impact on his own, but it's not as apparent as the one Heath Ledger made. Here's why.
As we all know that when you try too hard, you'd definitely fail. Jared Leto had his appearance all 'jacked up' during the movie. Even though this Joker came out with a whole new concept as compared to the Batman Joker, it didn't make much impact on the audience.
After a legendary performance was given by Heath Ledger, a lot of pressure falls on any actor who is given the role. Jared Leto didn't do a bad job in the movie, but a message that the character was supposed to portray was simply missing.
When we think about The Joker, we always think of Heath Ledger and Batman. There will be barely anybody thinking about Jared Leto's performance to be the primary one for Joker. Heath Ledger managed to portray the character as a real dark figure who was psychotic but Leto was only a makeup laden villain coming out from the comic books.
Because who would permanently ink the word 'HAHA' on their body? Even a super villain who causes chaos in people's lives and runs the streets in the night has some common sense.
It seemed like after a while the directors and artists of the movie just ran out of tattoo ideas and decided to put down a bunch of 'HAHA's on him. Maybe they wanted to stick to the entire clown concept? So NOT on point, btw.
Another silly decision made by the creators was implanting the metal grills in his mouth instead of teeth. It sorta gives the idea that his teeth were punched out and replaced with grills, but no backstory for this fact has been given. How are the viewers supposed to know?
Considering the look and persona given out by Jared Leto during the movie, it seemed like he wanted to bring out something different to the look of The Joker and he also managed to do so.
When we say 'different isn't always good,' we mean that although Jared Leto did give his best to the role and also had a few marvelous Joker moments throughout the movie, we're not sure whether it was appreciated by the audience as much.