Film Theory: The Joker Is Not Real (Joker 2019 Spoiler Free)

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This year we are getting a seemingly brand new take on the classic Batman villain, the Joker. This version stars Joaquin Phoenix as a failed comedian named Arthur Fleck - a new name for the old character. People are saying it's a whole new origin story for the Joker and I think that's true... but maybe not in the way most people are thinking. I think this Joker is not actually REAL! What do I mean? You're about to find out!
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Writer: Matthew Patrick and Zach Stewart
Editors: Dan "Cybert" Seibert, BanditRants, and Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


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Sep 8, 2019




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carolbuzelim 16 hours ago
Not only they have a non canon name, the age gap between the joker and batman is just huge
Emirhan Deniz Ertekin
As bayrakları.
Valnay !
Valnay ! 2 days ago
You can tell what is reality and what is not based on the populations actions. Ex. When Arthur was in the comedy club writing down jokes, he laughs at the wrong times and everyone around him doesn’t have a reaction, but when he’s on the tv show or dancing on the stairs you can hear or see peoples reaction to him.
ManDevil 4 days ago
I would go as far to say that this movie might not even take place in the DC universe. Arthur Fleck is just a guy living in New York who has read too many Batman comics and is tying them into his delusions.
Grimsby Reapers
Grimsby Reapers 4 days ago
You do realise Suicide Squad was 4 years ago? 'Bringing him back so soon'...
7thQueenofMars 4 days ago
the joker wears a purple suit
Kidguy900 5 days ago
8:47 now in my study’s i think she’s bound to be Quinn
Carm Carm
Carm Carm 5 days ago
Great theory
Milton77 5 days ago
“Inappropriate actions”... first thing shown is a clip of Arthur trying to make a bored kid on the bus laugh. Yeah, what a freak
Milton77 5 days ago
You’ve misunderstood American Psycho: all that is actually happening. It’s rather more that the whole story is an allegory for 80’s yuppie culture
Joyce Villareal-Nodado
Wait remember the three joker thing what if this is the thing
drummer C.J.P.
drummer C.J.P. 6 days ago
Most stupidest theory I've watched from you.
Joseph Brice
Joseph Brice 7 days ago
2019: “The worst part of having mental illness is people expect you to act like you don’t” 1999: “The first rule of fight club is: You don’t talk about fight club. The second rule of fight club is: you don’t talk about fight club.” The fear of the stigma of mental illness has gone on for WAY too long.
MasterBuilder Luke27
I have a question that nobody seemed to cover: When he is dancing down the stairs how did the two detectives recognise him?
Hasanna Robinson
Hasanna Robinson 8 days ago
This is so wrong. Please just wacth the movie then watch this video. Love you though
Hasanna Robinson
Hasanna Robinson 8 days ago
May you do a joker analysis like this but with spoilers because the move had key scences that may help you get to or can change the idea of you talking about and uncovering joker. And did you even watch the film because arthur is just violent to let out his anger, his care of his mom is explained and arthur's tongue painting is AFTER not taking medicines. The laughing is CAUSED by the medicines and on the medicines he hallucinates. There are many other scences to help you figure out joker that t you can include WITH spoilers
Maurice Ratzmann
Maurice Ratzmann 8 days ago
feeling kinda weird here to be honest, I have Scizophrenia myself (diagnosed around a year-ish ago) and you sadly educated me more on this illness than my Psychiatrist and Psychologist. I live in germany, a country well known for having public health care. I didn't even know about the handwriting study but it is oddly accurate, I have handwriting like that too oddly enough.
Mind Of Kids
Mind Of Kids 8 days ago
The only part of the movie where he was hallucinating was him having a strong relationship with the girl
Jack Bibby
Jack Bibby 8 days ago
12:57 Oh my God that face is terrifying.
Hagen Thurston
Hagen Thurston 8 days ago
It is weird to see "the joker" have a back story and make us have empathy for him.
Jenny Drewer
Jenny Drewer 9 days ago
Theory guy: what about another joke joker? Joker: sure Theory guy: *YOUR EXISTENCE*
Alexander Hamilton Fan
As he himself says in the last trailer- AlOe ClEnSiNg WiPes
Aaron Taylor
Aaron Taylor 10 days ago
Isn't this a kid's channel?
Peridot_Red 10 days ago
"Fans will be mad" "Fans: Holy theory this is amazing!"
Dark Shade015
Dark Shade015 10 days ago
Grade A+ two part movie question
fleetwaysupersonicscourge 178
2:15 I've seen that movie what's it called
fleetwaysupersonicscourge 178
No I know it's about a detective
Crow Kid
Crow Kid 6 days ago
This is just a guess but im thinking it's catch me if you can
Dominick Cureton
Dominick Cureton 11 days ago
Food for thought. What if Arthur at the end is The Joker and reminiscing and reliving his past and how he created Batman. His old psychiatrists got her job back and was assigned with him once more. Which brings us to the end film where the murders her. Ultimately bringing on his fate to be assigned to Dr.Quinn.
JJ Chaos
JJ Chaos 11 days ago
You know, this makes a lot more sense to me. The Joker is a demon who arises to face Batman's dark angel. There can be no Joker without the bat. Not to mention that the Joker being the leader of a socialist movement makes no sense.
Chobane 12 days ago
well you were part right
modern spongebob
modern spongebob 12 days ago
What was the music in this video?!?!?!
Jimmy 13 days ago
What abt that one movie with leonardo dicaprio with the dreams lol He says the people in the dream world are there self conscious amd only act how his self conscious acts and the people protesting seem to be doing exactly that
Yandere Animator
Yandere Animator 13 days ago
Nobody: Me at one am on a school night: *watches film theories*
joey grenova
joey grenova 13 days ago
1:06 a man who just won an Oscar for best actor !
King 200
King 200 13 days ago
Ik this might sound weird but the joker doesn’t feel like he has mental issues to me
you animations
you animations 14 days ago
Thats the thing about joker his past like he said " i like my history as multiple choice" he remembers it differently and that what makes the joker he's unpredictable
Tanzeel Semab
Tanzeel Semab 15 days ago
If joker is not real who am I
Grovyle 15 days ago
Thumbs down for the annoying sound in the end 15:00
IsmaaFN 15 days ago
and i wasted 15 minutes of my life
Gage Phillips
Gage Phillips 16 days ago
Chris Graphia
Chris Graphia 16 days ago
I actually kinda always felt like the biggest clue is right there in the title: the film is called "Joker" and not "THE Joker" as the character is most often referred to.
Mystical Keyblade
Mystical Keyblade 17 days ago
Arthur Fleck was the most depressing joker ever. This movie was so depressing! I had no sympathy for him when he killed his mom.
Ravi Jagannadhan
Ravi Jagannadhan 17 days ago
Your hypothesis doesn't work in regards to the Joker in the protests. He's not commanding them, he's just blending into them.
CreakyDaBomb 17 days ago
The Joker laughing after getting hurt might also be just a weird pain response cause sometimes when I get hurt especially when my head hits something like a wall I laugh or at least I used to
Chris Graphia
Chris Graphia 16 days ago
I actually react the exact same way to pain.
meis me
meis me 18 days ago
Im pretty sure he only has delusions when hes arthur because he wants to be recegnized by everyone and be loved.but all the scenes as joker are real because he doesn't need to fanticize anymore because his dreams became a reality
Just Another Batman fan
Huh he did really good
Average Gamer34
Average Gamer34 20 days ago
Doesnt this joker inspire the joker that fights batman
Crow Kid
Crow Kid 20 days ago
What's the music at 3:21
Joëy Drenthe
Joëy Drenthe 20 days ago
Arthur can't be the real joker based on this movie because he's not physically nor mentally ready to go toe to toe with the bat. I think there needs to be a sequel in wich Arthur spends a lot of time in Archam where he learns to manipulate people like the joker and where he becomes stronger physically.
0eazy 20 days ago
This is spoiler free? I mean I've seen the movie before this video but if I hadn't I would be very disappointed.
Cringe normie Kevin
omg i susafdsfsdigtieagoitgeoifgoif
Joseph Figueroa
Joseph Figueroa 20 days ago
Im sure by now hopefully you know that Peggy Fleck IS NOT Arthur's mother, he is adopted. So your whole "heredity genetics" argument goes right out the window.
Devi Ram
Devi Ram 20 days ago
Joker is not real
Carolina Collazo
Carolina Collazo 21 day ago
MatPat this video gave me the chills. Not only the theory itself and your voice but also the edition and the music were so point it's scary
Chelsea 21 day ago
Okay, watching this after the movie has already come out and after this most recent film theory on it and a couple other things, this is insane and I mean it in a good way. I think matpat might have been pretty much straight on when it came to this.
Daylen Brennan
Daylen Brennan 21 day ago
Idk if you’ll see this it’s been a while when you posted this but when I saw the movie I saw Arthur as not the joker but a follower of the joker someone who’s ideals “match up” with that of the clown prince, just food for thought I suppose
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor 20 days ago
There is no other Joker in the movie for him to follow. HE is the Joker. And in the movie, he says he doesn't believe in anything. He has no ideals. He's pure chaos.
Jack Coma
Jack Coma 22 days ago
So did Joker not remember the abuse? He was so horrified when he found out. Maybe the brain injury that caused his laugh also affected his memory or maybe he pushed it away as a coping mechanism to trauma
Pyromaniac21 22 days ago
3:18 Wait Wait Wait. I distinctly remember references to *Arthur Fleck* . It was in the same noir animation style as the 1992 Animated Series and was even voiced by *Mark Hammill* . It shows the early days when he masqueraded as Red Hood before being thrown into a vat of chemicals to ultimately become the Joker we know and love in the series.
Anon B
Anon B 22 days ago
I love the fact that they smuggled an arthouse film right in under the noses of the Batman crowd. It's not faultless, but it talks about the things that the left has forgotten and the right never knew.
Kevin chavez
Kevin chavez 22 days ago
um is it just me or do you laugh when you feel pain cause i do...but i don't have schizophenria
J Clinton
J Clinton 23 days ago
i know my comment will be pusshed to the bottom but heres a theory for ya... have you red comics? there isnt 1 joker ... there is 3 . this is the joker 1 of 3 jokers NUFF SAID
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