Oh...my...GOD! I had the sense of what this movie was going to be like going in, but wow! I was not prepared. Not even a little. The Joker has no definitive origin, but this one is quite possibly his best. Wonderfully enough, homage is paid to most live-action incarnations of the Joker throughout in very subtle, yet gratifying ways. To keep it spoiler-free, I will say that Joaquin Phoenix absolutely delivered. Every supporting character no matter how big or small delivered powerhouse performances. The music (songs and score) were so organic and added so much to the film. This is what all movies, comic book or otherwise, should strive for. Brilliant direction, brilliant acting, and a movie that will absolutely stay with you long after the credits roll.