Film Theory: Joker Ending Explained (ft. Pitch Meeting)

  • Published: 04 October 2019
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    This video contains spoilers! I've seen the new Joker movie a few times now and, oh boy, does it make my Theorist brain go! There is SO MUCH to this movie and because of that I want to break down the full movie - especially that ending! If you were confused about what was real and what was only in the mind of our titular character, I've got you covered! 

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    Writer: Matthew Patrick
    Editors: Dan "Cybert" Seibert, Koen Verhagen, Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick, and BanditRants  
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Comments • 22 959

  • God Sun
    God Sun  4 months back

    This was an awesome breakdown

  • Xandarian Games
    Xandarian Games  11 minutes back

    The Google home ad on this video triggered my Google home to try to send my location to my parents, I was at home so no biggy but still

    • Salty Art
      Salty Art  40 minutes back

      If at the end, we assume none of it's real, Murray might just be Arthur's conscience in that moment.

      • BlueVoter4Life
        BlueVoter4Life  1 hours back

        12:40 stomping on a body?!? Whaaaat

        • XxriviaxX
          XxriviaxX  1 hours back

          This comment is late but
          In the beginning of the joker he looks pale but when he kills the 3 guys then the riots and stuff he starts to look healthy

          • Casey Games
            Casey Games  2 hours back

            1:30 **𝗩𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆

            • david andres alvarez bohorquez

              Uhhh throwing some shade on Ellen I see

              • Cookie Gaming.00exe00
                Cookie Gaming.00exe00  4 hours back

                I just keep coming back remembering I don’t like you

                • Mike A.
                  Mike A.  7 hours back

                  Ehhh, I think the fantasy sequence was just a fantasy sequence. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

                  • KarkatTamer 69
                    KarkatTamer 69  8 hours back

                    I was NOT expecting that crossover at the beginning that was great

                    • CYRA Official
                      CYRA Official  16 hours back

                      My theory is that this is all just in the jokers head, cuz of the simple fact that he doesnt have an origin story.

                      • Buddy 713
                        Buddy 713  16 hours back

                        I know this movie is non-cannon but Arthur may be the original joker but he's not batman's joker. Bruce is maybe 10 years old in this movie and Arthur I'm guessing mid 30s. That would make joker in his mid to late 50s when batman comes around. The age gap does not work. It's possible that batman's joker is born from the chaos created by Arthur. Just a thought.

                        • hchoe741
                          hchoe741  16 hours back

                          U spoiled the spoilers for me by warning me of spoilers how rude

                          • august baptiste
                            august baptiste  17 hours back

                            Almost disliked it from the beginning act but then I realized I could skip past it.

                            • Lego Anakin Skywalker
                              Lego Anakin Skywalker  17 hours back

                              4:16. Wait.. How does this work?

                              • Myself Included
                                Myself Included  17 hours back

                                What, that's A SPOILER WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME? MAMMAMMMMEEE

                                Jk, awesome video subscribe to me please for more weird and awesome content

                                • Fry
                                  Fry  19 hours back


                                  • Kylo 00
                                    Kylo 00  21 hours back

                           made me wait 16 minutes..fkn asshole

                                    It starts here guys 16:49

                                    • Eli the one wheeler Yt
                                      Eli the one wheeler Yt  22 hours back

                                      Making this theory was *super easy, barely an inconvenience.*

                                      • Pops Hernandez
                                        Pops Hernandez  22 hours back

                                        I liked how the film made him have no identity since the joker never had a straight foward identity for example heath ledger but the animated movie the killing joke and since he is known as only joker to the fans and people in general they redid it all over through an origin story

                                        • Pops Hernandez
                                          Pops Hernandez  22 hours back

                                          This theory is retarded becuase if it was fake then it wouldnt be an origin story to have a part two or a connection with robert Patterson but some stuff was fake

                                          • MindsOfConflict MOC
                                            MindsOfConflict MOC  23 hours back

                                            Those weren’t just normal bankers.... they were 3 very threatening assholes

                                            • nosuchthingasshould
                                              nosuchthingasshould  23 hours back

                                              'It was all a dream' is the shittiest ending to a story and I chose to reject it.

                                              • Mateus Canhoni
                                                Mateus Canhoni  1 days back

                                                name a more iconic duel

                                                • Georgie Abdalla
                                                  Georgie Abdalla  1 days back

                                                  I rlly enjoy this video, and I believe a lot of ur theories, but I would have to say, I think it was all real. Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t Joker get locked up in Arkham Asylum shortly after he takes on the persona? Eventually he gets out because he’s a insane genius, but he did spend some time there.

                                                  • ben bowlby
                                                    ben bowlby  1 days back

                                                    16:30 ... I feel called out

                                                    • Kelly Family
                                                      Kelly Family  1 days back


                                                      • Jonas Dekeyzer
                                                        Jonas Dekeyzer  1 days back

                                                        I love that smile force intro, just amazing!

                                                        • Pamela Cochran
                                                          Pamela Cochran  1 days back

                                                          Joker isn't a comic book movie though. The director states that Joker is a completely original movie

                                                          • Mitchell Alexander
                                                            Mitchell Alexander  1 days back

                                                            It's the nature of the fool, the joker wild, to stumble hazardously into greatness and stir chaos. It's the nature of comedy, to balance laughter and tragedy, in an examination of humanity.

                                                            • Jay K
                                                              Jay K  2 days back

                                                              I don't agree with the "fake" given at 15:58. The whole movie is joker laughing at things that seem odd. I viewed this scene as real.

                                                              • Zsirmik Marcell
                                                                Zsirmik Marcell  2 days back

                                                                Vsauce, Michael here!

                                                                • Joe Smith
                                                                  Joe Smith  2 days back

                                                                  This was like a Chris Nolan trilogy prequel.

                                                                  • Mason Hall
                                                                    Mason Hall  2 days back

                                                                    This video

                                                                    • Israel Enix
                                                                      Israel Enix  2 days back

                                                                      Anyone that glorifies this movie also glorifies all mass shooters from the past 10 years.

                                                                      • CybeR Ryder
                                                                        CybeR Ryder  2 days back

                                                                        He was abused by beeing assulted

                                                                        Hmm, yes the floor us made of floor

                                                                        • Chris The Dude
                                                                          Chris The Dude  2 days back

                                                                          As much as I know you’re probably right, I hate to think that most of the movie wasn’t real, I really want it to be real

                                                                          • Parvez Khan
                                                                            Parvez Khan  2 days back

                                                                            May be it was all happening in his mind, does that means Batman Dark knight was also happening in his mind?

                                                                            • Parvez Khan
                                                                              Parvez Khan  2 days back

                                                                              let people guessing and earn dollars

                                                                              • Nunni and Zippy D
                                                                                Nunni and Zippy D  2 days back

                                                                                I heard a theory that Joker killing Murray live on tv did indeed happen and so did everything else after that. But at the end, when Arthur is in the hospital, it takes place far in the future where he is locked up by Batman. That fact that he is laughing and it shows a flashback to Bruce looking at his dead parents indicates that Joker is finally figuring out that Batman is Bruce Wayne. Joker says that nobody else will get it because nobody else has a history with the Waynes like he does. I did not come with with this theory so credit goes to whoever did.

                                                                                • Wrathful Cucumber
                                                                                  Wrathful Cucumber  2 days back

                                                                                  If this is confusing then we need a moonknight movie

                                                                                  • Enrique Caraballo
                                                                                    Enrique Caraballo  2 days back

                                                                                    Did anyone notice how after he killed Murray and was hit by the ambulance in the police car, he had that cut on his forehead, but when it cuts to him in the asylum, he doesn’t even have a scar on him. I mean I understand that wounds heal but a cut that big would surely leave some sort of scar. Just something I found interesting

                                                                                    • Johan Lindenhann
                                                                                      Johan Lindenhann  2 days back

                                                                                      Great intro!

                                                                                      • El maestro de las sombras

                                                                                        Jajjajjs what a crazyyy things.

                                                                                        • Draven Loki
                                                                                          Draven Loki  2 days back

                                                                                          So all this is great and i followed the movie perfectly, suffering from alot of the same disorders i understood alot of what was hoing on and how Arthur was going through these situations but one thing thats bugged me this entire time after news gets out the richies were gunned down by a clown why has no one the nurses/hospital administration nor the parents from the hospital be able to put two and two together and form even a semblance of a connection between the clown and contractors agency that employed him and the shooting seems like a logical assumption to me to at the very least inform even as a plausible tip to the police department?

                                                                                          • Matthew Rzepecki
                                                                                            Matthew Rzepecki  2 days back

                                                                                            matpat would win every single case as a lawyer because the judges wouldn't be able to keep up with his confucious-technique.

                                                                                            • Max F.
                                                                                              Max F.  2 days back

                                                                                              But after he doesn’t have pillls he realized his girl relationship was fake.

                                                                                              • ilija cvjetkovic
                                                                                                ilija cvjetkovic  2 days back

                                                                                                Didnt eaven watch the movie 😂