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電影《小丑》收獲高票房 但整體評價卻不高

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期待已久的電影《小丑》周五在全美各大劇院上映。但許多美國和英國的電影評論家都在嘲笑這部電影,而且用詞很犀利。
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'Joker' Film Gets Poor Reviews, Makes Big Money

《小丑》收獲高票房,但評價不高

The long awaited Joker opened Friday in theaters across America.

期待已久的電影《小丑》周五在全美各大劇院上映。

If you have not heard, the movie is the latest examination of the Joker character, a 1940 creation of DC Comics. Joker is an especially tricky criminal, who serves as an enemy to the superhero Batman.

如果你還沒有聽過,那么可以通過這部電影來了解是小丑這個角色。這個角色是1940年DC漫畫創作的。小丑是一個特別棘手的罪犯,他是超級英雄蝙蝠俠的敵人。

Filmmakers have been creating "origin" stories for the Joker character for years. This latest effort, directed by Todd Phillips, took home the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

多年來,電影制片人一直在創作小丑的“起源”故事。這是托德·菲利普斯導演的最新作品,在威尼斯電影節上獲得了金獅獎。

Yet, many American and British movie critics are laughing at the film -- and not in a good way.

但是,許多美國和英國的電影評論家都在嘲笑這部電影,而且用詞很犀利。

Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a man with a brain problem that makes him laugh uncontrollably. Often it happens in situations when others might cry or react differently. People do not understand his behavior.

華金·菲尼克斯飾演小丑亞瑟·弗萊克。由于小丑腦部曾受創傷,所以會不受控制地發出笑聲。而且通常是在別人可能會哭泣或者做出不同反應的情況下。人們不了解他的行為。

He dreams of being a stand-up comedian and making audiences laugh. But after being beaten and mistreated by strangers, Arthur launches into a life of a murderous criminal.

他夢想著成為一個可以給觀眾帶來歡笑的脫口秀喜劇演員。但是在被陌生人毆打和虐待之后,亞瑟殺了人,成了一名罪犯。

Many American movie critics have praised Phoenix's performance. Rolling Stone magazine said the word "phenomenal" was too small to describe the actor's work in Joker. Variety, a film industry trade publication, called Phoenix's performance "astonishing."

許多美國電影評論家都稱贊菲尼克斯的表演。滾石雜志評價稱,“非凡的”一詞太小,無法形容這位演員在小丑中的表演。電影業貿易刊物《綜藝》稱菲尼克斯的表演“令人驚訝”。

However, opinion on the movie overall is less favorable.

但是,認為電影整體不太令人滿意。

Atlantic Magazine's David Sims writes that as the movie turns to "bloody violence, it becomes little more than a horror show."

《大西洋雜志》的戴維·西姆斯寫道,隨著電影轉向“血腥暴力,它變成了一部恐怖片。”

The headline of Time magazine's review of the film reads: "Joker wants to be a movie about the emptiness of our culture. Instead, it's a prime example of it."

《時代》雜志對這部電影的評論標題是:“《小丑》的初衷是想要填補我們文化的空白。相反,卻意外打開了一個新世界。”

There is praise as well.

當然還有很多好的評價。

Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun Times calls the film a, "dark, intense, well-photographed examination of a damaged and dangerous" person.

《芝加哥太陽時報》的理查德·羅珀稱之為一部暗黑,激烈,制作精良的電影,呈現了一個受傷的,危險的人物形象。

Joker caused some fear and debate in America leading up to its release. Some argued that the film's social commentary could incite violence.

在發布之前,《小丑》在美國引起了一些恐懼和爭論。一些人認為這部電影的社會評論可能會煽動暴力。

Its historical context could be a reason. In 2012, a gunman in the U.S. state of Colorado attacked a theater full of people gathered for a showing of the movie The Dark Knight Rises, another Joker origin story. The violence left 12 people dead and more than seventy others injured.

它的歷史背景可能是一個原因。2012年,美國科羅拉多州的一個槍手襲擊了一個劇院。當時,劇院里擠滿了人,正在觀看電影《黑暗騎士崛起》,這是另一個小丑起源的故事。這起暴力事件造成12人死亡,70多人受傷。

On Thursday, national security agencies warned about possible violence at the opening weekend of Joker. They expressed concern about online messages calling for mass shootings at theaters that show the film.

周四,國家安全機構警告說,在《小丑》剛上映的周末可能會發生暴力。他們對網上呼吁在放映該片的影院制造大規模槍擊案的信息表示擔憂。

Later that night, Joker played in a limited number of theaters and earned more than $13 million in ticket sales. It broke the record set last year for Thursday pre-opening movie showings in the month of October.

那天晚上晚些時候,《小丑》在少數劇院上演,票房收入超過1300萬美元。它打破了去年10月周四電影點映的紀錄。

I'm Caty Weaver.

我是凱蒂·韋弗。

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