There is a character who is really like no other in the world of comic book villains. It would be hard for a person to actually find a character who is this deep and this disturbed in the world of comic book villains. The mind that concocted him, Jerry Robinson, must have been a very twisted person indeed. This character represents a theory about existence that part of me believes that all people wish we could embrace, in our own way.
Personally, I would describe this Joker as more of a prankster than the psychotic mastermind he is today, but he did have a certain je ne sais quoi to him that could never be matched. He was playful, fun, and more of a cartoon character than anything, but it doesn't change the fact that he was deadly and insane, not caring about the consequences of his actions or the harm he may bring onto others.
Now this joker gave me chills when i first saw him as a child. This movie is what really introduced me to the world of super hero comics. Still being a far cry from the Joker we know and love, this maniacal gangster turned clown prince of crime was the thing of nightmares in the early 90's. His demeanor, mannerisms, and speech certainly made him something to aspire to for future generations to come.
Hands down one of the best portrayals of a villain outside of comics and animation. The mystery this psychopath hold on the masses is almost nerve wrecking. Out of nowhere, he arrives and wreak havoc on Gotham's gangs, police, citizens, and even Batman indiscriminately. Certainly someone to admire, and fear, mostly fear.
Now this guy gave me the creeps when he finally showed his true colors. Though he was only portrayed in one episode so far, I look forward to seeing what this kid brings to the character. A certain nostalgia ranged in my head as he was delivering his lines, and you can feel the psychotic nature with every word. The type of delivery that would make you piss yourself and yell KILL IT WITH FIRE!! Bottom line, Jerome Valeska definitely earned his spot as the Joker.
Seeing him in the Suicide Squad really got DC fans amped up for the new movie, but aside from that, not much is know about this joker, so it's way to early to give a call on his performance, but we can only hope that he can bring something new, and exiting to the character and maybe, just maybe, I will forgive them for the tattoos.