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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  • Lilly Shaffer
    Lilly Shaffer  22 hours back

    Bro I ball out laughing when I hear Jared letos jokers says this hunka hunka 0:42 it is just so ridiculously stupid how he says it so aggressively out of the blue

    • Pamela Cochran
      Pamela Cochran  1 days back

      Ngl matpat your thoeries are getting wayyyy off par

      • Matthew Pierce
        Matthew Pierce  2 days back

        I saw king of comedy in there. Amazing movie!! Underrated and deniro in reverse roles in joker

        • Matthew Pierce
          Matthew Pierce  2 days back

          What do get when you cross a mentally ill loner with s society that abandons him and treats him like trash? Crack in voice !! I'll tell you what you get ... YOU GET WHAT YOU FUKING DESERVE !!!!! Made me cry. Amazing acting great story guy who did the hangover lol

      • Panda
        Panda  2 days back

        I know right its not the joker. its not like the movie of the name is joker, its in the dc universe and he dresses like a clown which laughs uncontrollably just like the OTHER jokers

        • Jonathan Boogaard
          Jonathan Boogaard  2 days back

          You wanne know how i got these oscars?


          • Jonathan Boogaard
            Jonathan Boogaard  2 days back



            • Chechakkim Norbirth
              Chechakkim Norbirth  3 days back

              5:37 the average gamer

              • Laufield
                Laufield  4 days back

                If he’s not really the joker, then why there’s Gotham and family Wayne?

                • Christopher Henriksen
                  Christopher Henriksen  4 days back

                  Half way right kinda counts I guess.

                  • ً
                    ً  4 days back

                    what if we are fake?

                    • Andres Sanchez
                      Andres Sanchez  4 days back

                      The joker is not a person it's an ideology

                      • The Gaming Hunter
                        The Gaming Hunter  4 days back

                        I don't have any ofthe other symptoms but I do jave very poor hand writing exactly like you described for scitsafrenea so now I'm kind of worried

                        • Melissa Williams
                          Melissa Williams  5 days back


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                            ALFINATUL JANNAH 2014  6 days back

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                            • Just Another1
                              Just Another1  6 days back

                              Well it's not Heath Ledger

                              • Sjors Hoeijmans
                                Sjors Hoeijmans  6 days back

                                Wait a fucking second. This isn't Film Theory you bunch of assholes, this is fan theorizing.

                                • DionGames
                                  DionGames  7 days back

                                  Worst part of having Schizophrenia is believing you dont

                                  • Joseph Oliveras
                                    Joseph Oliveras  7 days back

                                    What if Arthur had a child and that child became the joker that fights batman. because I mean the joker always said want to know how I got these scars and his father yada yada and because sometimes depression and mental illnesses are genetic.

                                    • Music Subscriber
                                      Music Subscriber  1 weeks back

                                      When the comments don’t realize that this video came out before the movie.

                                      • Dude
                                        Dude  1 weeks back

                                        I thinks Phoenix joker is just a younger heats joker....

                                        That's why the dark Knight joker sounds like a smoker

                                        • CLN
                                          CLN  1 weeks back

                                          Arthur looks like The Caretaker at Hogwarts

                                          • Mr. Binx
                                            Mr. Binx  1 weeks back

                                            This all becomes irrelevant after u see the dreaming in the actual film, (SPOILERS)when he’s at the talk show in the audience

                                            • Kaos Espada
                                              Kaos Espada  1 weeks back

                                              Just think about it. Arthur fleck is around his 40s. Bruce is around 10. It will be another two decades till Bruce becomes Batman. Does it make sense for the Joker to be 60 years old or older and fighting BATMAN?! I think not...

                                              • A 17
                                                A 17  1 weeks back

                                                But joker claims in the movie that he didn't have any intentions of being the figurehead of the rebellion, he only did what he did because people were just being jerks. So with that, I don't think the uprisings are his fantasies because he says he didn't want/intend for this to happen. He wouldn't fantasize about something he didn't want.

                                                (but still a great theory because you only used the trailer)

                                                • You don’t care abt my name

                                                  Btw Fleck means “stain” in German do with it what you will

                                                  • Nicolas Sanchez
                                                    Nicolas Sanchez  1 weeks back

                                                    5:19 Does the wall behind his mother move?

                                                    • Donamtrx
                                                      Donamtrx  2 weeks back

                                                      Mmk..I gotta give it to u...🤔I haven't heard anyone talk about him walking thru th crowd...very good catch!👌🏻

                                                      • Do Not Watch
                                                        Do Not Watch  2 weeks back

                                                        Joker: your right...

                                                        But your wrong

                                                        • peanut butter jelly
                                                          peanut butter jelly  2 weeks back

                                                          thanks for helping me out on my essay

                                                          • Shmandazza
                                                            Shmandazza  2 weeks back

                                                            I know I’m late but I just saw the movie yesterday. Very good movie

                                                            • A M
                                                              A M  2 weeks back

                                                              he's one of the three.

                                                              • Shawn Fields
                                                                Shawn Fields  2 weeks back

                                                                Joker is a bad Joke he's also boring why you think no one laughs at his jokew

                                                                • JJsays
                                                                  JJsays  2 weeks back

                                                                  Amazing video! The Film Theorists killing it as always! For anyone that might be interested, I recently made a video analyzing what mental disorders Arthur may have potentially had. It gets in depth about Arthur's sociopathy, and other potential mood disturbances he may have suffered from. Please feel free to check it out!

                                                                  • Rofern Fernandes
                                                                    Rofern Fernandes  2 weeks back

                                                                    Your prediction were wrong i guess

                                                                    • Bad Man
                                                                      Bad Man  2 weeks back

                                                                      Not wrong. Director himself said events was left ambiguous.

                                                                  • Austin Hancock
                                                                    Austin Hancock  2 weeks back

                                                                    Theroy confirmed RED ALERT RED ALERT THE SKY IS FALLING he should have just stoped

                                                                    • kaleb Sanborn
                                                                      kaleb Sanborn  2 weeks back

                                                                      HUHU ME LIKEY FILM DA JOKA SO FUNNY MATT PATT HAHA

                                                                      • Scobloosh
                                                                        Scobloosh  2 weeks back


                                                                        • Ernest Nelson
                                                                          Ernest Nelson  2 weeks back

                                                                          Joker: Dances

                                                                          Game theorists: Ima pretend I didn't see that

                                                                        • SOUL 41
                                                                          SOUL 41  2 weeks back

                                                                          going tbh you are right and wrong

                                                                          • Synthetic Descent
                                                                            Synthetic Descent  2 weeks back

                                                                            Shut up

                                                                            • Big Boi Bucci
                                                                              Big Boi Bucci  2 weeks back

                                                                              *"The Joker is not real."*
                                                                              l... I mean duhh.

                                                                            • Eagle 2Feathers
                                                                              Eagle 2Feathers  2 weeks back

                                                                              Tbh would rather American psycho

                                                                              • A Taurus Knows Best
                                                                                A Taurus Knows Best  2 weeks back

                                                                                It is DEFINITELY a Batman movie...that’s the joke he was laughing about at the end. There’s still a Wayne out there...

                                                                                • Kevin Burkett
                                                                                  Kevin Burkett  2 weeks back

                                                                                  honestly, this whole "it didnt happen theory" is the only one i cant agree with for one simple reason: If joker was just making up the whole thing, why would he purposely reveal that he hallucinated so much of the story and forced himself to be as miserable as arthur was constantly throughout? if it was all in his head why would we see him failing at the comedy club? why would we see him furious at murray for making fun of him? why would we see him constantly pushed down and abused if he was in control the whole time? that's why i disagree with that narrative

                                                                                  • A 17
                                                                                    A 17  1 weeks back

                                                                                    For me, I think the uprisings at least were totally real. (Matpat didn't know this when making this theory) but Arthur said he didn't intend on being the figurehead of the rebellion. He wouldn't fantasize and/or hallucinate about something he didn't even know was an option. so yeah.

                                                                                • TrueSlav 69
                                                                                  TrueSlav 69  2 weeks back

                                                                                  First of all how can you tell people something becouse you watched trailer and second he is JOKER so please stop makeing nosense

                                                                                  • addie
                                                                                    addie  2 weeks back

                                                                                    i was today years old when i learned that that kid was batman

                                                                                    • K-bear Does Art
                                                                                      K-bear Does Art  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Did anyone else notice that on the King of Comedy cover art the main character is on a playing card. A JOKER playing card!

                                                                                      • David Solt
                                                                                        David Solt  2 weeks back

                                                                                        What is rhuparts movie called?