Does it stand up as a well acted, directed movie - with the great artistic-direction that I suspect it has? Rather, INDEPENDANT of the weight of the history of the character? I think I saw one Batman movie once, maybe about 15 years ago (I can't even remember which one, other than it started on some mountain top setting, some sort of cloister, iirc). And I guess I probably saw the one with Jack Nicolson way back in the day when it first came out (come to think of it), but rightfully, that seems like an eternity ago (because it was). All of which is to say I've never been any sort of "follower" of the Batman films, nor comics. But I will confess that I saw the *trailer* for Joker (in a couple other screenings), and I thought it simply LOOKED interesting, and it looked like it MIGHT be a well-acted, well-crafted film. Or at least like it could be. 90% of the movies I watch, I see in theaters. I'm not a movies-at-home sort of guy. Is this one worth my time, if I'm not steeped in the whole thing to begin with?