So I finally saw this tonight, at a VIP cinema that was 3/4 full - which is pretty impressive for a work night screening three weeks in. And man, this doesn’t come off like a movie closing in on a $1 billion gross, does it? Some of the Scorsese steals were way too blatant and some of the “social commentary” was too on the nose, particularly Joker’s rant on the Murray Franklin show, but overall a solid piece of dark character-focused mass-market moviemaking, which will linger in the imagination for a few days at least. There were some audience laughs at the screening I saw, when Gary was trying to leave Arthur's apartment, but they were of the uncomfortable kind rather than the “this is FUNNY!” sort. Also: did the ending make anyone else think of Fight Club, the novel?