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

  • Published: 08 September 2019
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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
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  • Kidguy900
    Kidguy900  19 hours back

    8:47 now in my study’s i think she’s bound to be Quinn

    • Carm Carm
      Carm Carm  24 hours back

      Great theory

      • Milton77
        Milton77  1 days back

        “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
          Milton77  1 days back

          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.  3 days back

              Most stupidest theory I've watched from you.

              • Joseph Brice
                Joseph Brice  3 days back

                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
                  MasterBuilder Luke27  4 days back

                  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  4 days back

                    This is so wrong. Please just wacth the movie then watch this video. Love you though

                    • Hasanna Robinson
                      Hasanna Robinson  4 days back

                      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  4 days back

                        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  5 days back

                          The only part of the movie where he was hallucinating was him having a strong relationship with the girl

                          • Jack Bibby
                            Jack Bibby  5 days back

                            12:57 Oh my God that face is terrifying.

                            • Hagen Thurston
                              Hagen Thurston  5 days back

                              It is weird to see "the joker" have a back story and make us have empathy for him.

                              • Jenny Drews
                                Jenny Drews  5 days back

                                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  6 days back

                                    Isn't this a kid's channel?

                                    • Peridot_Red
                                      Peridot_Red  6 days back

                                      "Fans will be mad"

                                      "Fans: Holy theory this is amazing!"

                                      • Dark Shade015
                                        Dark Shade015  7 days back

                                        Grade A+ two part movie question

                                        • fleetwaysupersonicscourge 178

                                          2:15 I've seen that movie what's it called

                                        • Dominick Cureton
                                          Dominick Cureton  1 weeks back

                                          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  1 weeks back

                                            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
                                              Chobane  1 weeks back

                                              well you were part right

                                              • modern spongebob
                                                modern spongebob  1 weeks back

                                                What was the music in this video?!?!?!

                                                • Jimmy
                                                  Jimmy  1 weeks back

                                                  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  1 weeks back

                                                    Me at one am on a school night: *watches film theories*

                                                    • joey grenova
                                                      joey grenova  1 weeks back

                                                      1:06 a man who just won an Oscar for best actor !

                                                      • King 200
                                                        King 200  1 weeks back

                                                        Ik this might sound weird but the joker doesn’t feel like he has mental issues to me

                                                        • you animations
                                                          you animations  1 weeks back

                                                          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  2 weeks back

                                                            If joker is not real who am I

                                                            • Grovyle
                                                              Grovyle  2 weeks back

                                                              Thumbs down for the annoying sound in the end 15:00

                                                              • IsmaaFN
                                                                IsmaaFN  2 weeks back

                                                                and i wasted 15 minutes of my life

                                                                • Gage Phillips
                                                                  Gage Phillips  2 weeks back

                                                                  YEAH THE BOYS

                                                                  • Chris Graphia
                                                                    Chris Graphia  2 weeks back

                                                                    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  2 weeks back

                                                                      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  2 weeks back

                                                                        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
                                                                          CreakyDaBomb  2 weeks back

                                                                          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  2 weeks back

                                                                            I actually react the exact same way to pain.

                                                                        • meis me
                                                                          meis me  2 weeks back

                                                                          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  2 weeks back

                                                                              Doesnt this joker inspire the joker that fights batman

                                                                              • Crow Kid
                                                                                Crow Kid  2 weeks back

                                                                                What's the music at 3:21

                                                                                • Joëy Drenthe
                                                                                  Joëy Drenthe  2 weeks back

                                                                                  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
                                                                                    0eazy  2 weeks back

                                                                                    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
                                                                                      Cringe normie Kevin  2 weeks back

                                                                                      omg i susafdsfsdigtieagoitgeoifgoif

                                                                                      • Joseph Figueroa
                                                                                        Joseph Figueroa  2 weeks back

                                                                                        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  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Joker is not real

                                                                                          • Carolina Collazo
                                                                                            Carolina Collazo  2 weeks back

                                                                                            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
                                                                                              Chelsea  2 weeks back

                                                                                              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.