Todd Phillips' Joker origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix lands in theaters around the globe today, October 4, and the first viewer reactions have already started to land on Twitter.

While initial critic reviews couldn't seem to decide whether the film is a masterpiece or a "toxic rallying cry for Incels," it would seem that the majority of viewers are in the first camp. In other words, the film is garnering an overwhelmingly positive reaction.

Many viewers have taken to social media to declare that Phoenix deserves an Academy Award for his performance, with one adding that Heath Ledger would be proud. What's more, while the film is apparently a must for Batman fans, you don't need to be into comic books to enjoy Joker.

Find out what people are saying about Joker below.

Joaquin Phoenix needs all the Oscars

Heath Ledger would be proud

An astounding masterpiece

A must for Batman fans

You don't need to be into comics

It's a horror movie

It's the only origin story we need

It's super dark

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