With the amount of controversy this movie brought up prior to release I knew it would be a hit. Phonix kills it through a chilling preformance about mental illness and the downward spiral to insanity. If he doesn't get bet actor for this film I will have some doubts about the academy for sure. Other than him the film is dark, realistic and not what I was expecting from a film largely centering off a comic book character, even if the film takes many liberties from the source material. It's violent, crazy, and overall has you rooting for the bad guy throughout, even if the bad guy is a murdering crazy clown. Overall an incredible movie, it may spark some interesting real life events due to its portrayal and glorification of violence and action, however it's brutally honest and true to real life, and should be acknowledged. Reminds me of American Phsyco, and Bales preformance of the insane serial killer he protrays in that film.