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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  1. drummer C.J.P.

    drummer C.J.P.3 orë më parë

    Most stupidest theory I've watched from you.

  2. Joseph Brice

    Joseph Brice16 orë më parë

    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.

  3. MasterBuilder Luke27

    MasterBuilder Luke27Ditë më parë

    I have a question that nobody seemed to cover: When he is dancing down the stairs how did the two detectives recognise him?

  4. Hasanna Robinson

    Hasanna RobinsonDitë më parë

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

  5. Hasanna Robinson

    Hasanna RobinsonDitë më parë

    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

  6. Maurice Ratzmann

    Maurice RatzmannDitë më parë

    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.

  7. Mind Of Kids

    Mind Of Kids2 ditë më parë

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

  8. Jack Bibby

    Jack Bibby2 ditë më parë

    12:57 Oh my God that face is terrifying.

  9. Hagen Thurston

    Hagen Thurston2 ditë më parë

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

  10. Jenny Drews

    Jenny Drews2 ditë më parë

    Theory guy: what about another joke joker? Joker: sure Theory guy: *YOUR EXISTENCE*

  11. Alexander Hamilton Fan

    Alexander Hamilton Fan2 ditë më parë

    As he himself says in the last trailer- AlOe ClEnSiNg WiPes

  12. Aaron Taylor

    Aaron Taylor3 ditë më parë

    Isn't this a kid's channel?

  13. Peridot_Red

    Peridot_Red3 ditë më parë

    "Fans will be mad" "Fans: Holy theory this is amazing!"

  14. Dark Shade015

    Dark Shade0154 ditë më parë

    Grade A+ two part movie question

  15. fleetwaysupersonicscourge 178

    fleetwaysupersonicscourge 1784 ditë më parë

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

  16. Dominick Cureton

    Dominick Cureton4 ditë më parë

    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.

  17. JJ Chaos

    JJ Chaos4 ditë më parë

    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.

  18. Chobane

    Chobane5 ditë më parë

    well you were part right

  19. modern spongebob

    modern spongebob5 ditë më parë

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

  20. Jimmy

    Jimmy6 ditë më parë

    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

  21. Yandere Animator

    Yandere Animator6 ditë më parë

    Nobody: Me at one am on a school night: *watches film theories*

  22. joey grenova

    joey grenova6 ditë më parë

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

  23. King 200

    King 2006 ditë më parë

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

  24. you animations

    you animations7 ditë më parë

    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

  25. Tanzeel Semab

    Tanzeel Semab8 ditë më parë

    If joker is not real who am I

  26. Grovyle

    Grovyle8 ditë më parë

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

  27. IsmaaFN

    IsmaaFN8 ditë më parë

    and i wasted 15 minutes of my life

  28. Gage Phillips

    Gage Phillips9 ditë më parë


  29. Chris Graphia

    Chris Graphia10 ditë më parë

    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.

  30. Mystical Keyblade

    Mystical Keyblade10 ditë më parë

    Arthur Fleck was the most depressing joker ever. This movie was so depressing! I had no sympathy for him when he killed his mom.

  31. Ravi Jagannadhan

    Ravi Jagannadhan10 ditë më parë

    Your hypothesis doesn't work in regards to the Joker in the protests. He's not commanding them, he's just blending into them.

  32. CreakyDaBomb

    CreakyDaBomb11 ditë më parë

    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

  33. Chris Graphia

    Chris Graphia10 ditë më parë

    I actually react the exact same way to pain.

  34. meis me

    meis me11 ditë më parë

    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

  35. Just Another Batman fan

    Just Another Batman fan12 ditë më parë

    Huh he did really good

  36. Average Gamer34

    Average Gamer3413 ditë më parë

    Doesnt this joker inspire the joker that fights batman

  37. Crow Kid

    Crow Kid13 ditë më parë

    What's the music at 3:21

  38. Joëy Drenthe

    Joëy Drenthe13 ditë më parë

    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.

  39. 0eazy

    0eazy13 ditë më parë

    This is spoiler free? I mean I've seen the movie before this video but if I hadn't I would be very disappointed.

  40. Cringe normie Kevin

    Cringe normie Kevin13 ditë më parë

    omg i susafdsfsdigtieagoitgeoifgoif

  41. Joseph Figueroa

    Joseph Figueroa14 ditë më parë

    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.

  42. Devi Ram

    Devi Ram14 ditë më parë

    Joker is not real

  43. Carolina Collazo

    Carolina Collazo14 ditë më parë

    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

  44. Chelsea

    Chelsea14 ditë më parë

    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.

  45. Daylen Brennan

    Daylen Brennan15 ditë më parë

    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

  46. Michael Taylor

    Michael Taylor14 ditë më parë

    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.

  47. Jack Coma

    Jack Coma15 ditë më parë

    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

  48. Pyromaniac21

    Pyromaniac2115 ditë më parë

    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.

  49. Anon B

    Anon B15 ditë më parë

    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.

  50. Kevin chavez

    Kevin chavez16 ditë më parë

    um is it just me or do you laugh when you feel pain cause i do...but i don't have schizophenria

  51. J Clinton

    J Clinton17 ditë më parë

    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

  52. MARTIN Stuart

    MARTIN Stuart17 ditë më parë

    I still hold firm that the whole movie was in Arthur's head. None of it actually happened. He was in the hospital the whole time. That whole theory started the second there's a flash of him smacking his head off his cell door while he is apparently sitting with his case worker at the beginning of the film. I could be wrong, that's the magic of ambiguity. Really don't want a sequel, it will have to answer questions. It's the equivalent of making The Thing 2. No one wants it, it's not needed. Leave it be, and you have created something brilliant, beautiful and unique.

  53. akshay Viswambharan

    akshay Viswambharan15 ditë më parë

    It's all real except those delusional scenes....if it's all fake why would there be delusional sequences inside a delusional story ?

  54. Anon B

    Anon B15 ditë më parë

    I hope this inspires the Marvel sausage factory to churn out some more thoughtful films.

  55. Alif Hakimi

    Alif Hakimi17 ditë më parë

    Ikr?? I really hope that they didn't make a sequel. But i wonder what they will do with the new Robert Pattinson 'The Batman' without Joker.

  56. Ethan Fleck

    Ethan Fleck17 ditë më parë

    Can I just say that I love this movie? Not just because it is a great movie, but because my name is Fleck as well. Just sayin'. Great name choice

  57. Bunny Bro

    Bunny Bro18 ditë më parë

    Dunno if you noticed this,but every clock in the joker movie reads 11:11 o'clock Seriously, go back,see the entire movie, and read every single clock you find They didn't even necessarily need clocks in some shots,but it looks like they were put there just to show us 11:11

  58. elephantfan

    elephantfan18 ditë më parë

    Also jack Napier was from batman TAS

  59. Gini Rahman

    Gini Rahman18 ditë më parë

    0:21 do you guys know we're is the real joker? Answer is simple it's matpat #beingflimtheory #mytheoryisworst

  60. Tristen

    Tristen18 ditë më parë

    The whole “joker isn’t real” thing I fucking hate. I just want to believe everything was real and enjoy the movie for what it was. And I hope joker faces batman

  61. Bruno Evangelista

    Bruno Evangelista19 ditë më parë


  62. Obiwan blues

    Obiwan blues19 ditë më parë

    Eat an apple a day and keep the doctor away *~ Joker*

  63. DigDag DoggoDude

    DigDag DoggoDude20 ditë më parë

    Heath ledger joker:my father killed my mother Joaquin pheonix joker:my parents abused me til i got mental illness

  64. Cindy Sparr

    Cindy Sparr20 ditë më parë

    I just now why should Joker move

  65. Soundwave VR

    Soundwave VR20 ditë më parë

    Right after watching the movie a second time my theory is "Arthur" IS the Joker, but his story is fictional (as in he invented it), it's just one of the many different stories he tells the doctors (like in Mad Love) and his name isn't even Arthur.