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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  • maya player1
    maya player1  15 minutes back


    • Brad Palato
      Brad Palato  1 hours back

      The director himself said that this movie had nothing to do with the actual joker

      • Dontplay Withme
        Dontplay Withme  2 hours back

        The joker fanesed chuckys laugh

        • Scott Galpin
          Scott Galpin  3 hours back

          Your an idiot

          • Jar Jar Binks
            Jar Jar Binks  3 hours back

            Mesa not mentally ill....

            • Timothy Kozlowski
              Timothy Kozlowski  4 hours back

              I'll watch their take on the Joker. No matter what you say

              • Anya
                Anya  4 hours back

                If this is what the joker movie will end up being. This will probably become one of my top favorite movies of all time. Aside from Amadeus and Silence of the Lambs.

                • Jon Dani
                  Jon Dani  4 hours back

                  I hope you’re wrong. I want a relatable character. Someone growing and raising. Not some delusional person shuffling around around.

                  • Jam sandwiches
                    Jam sandwiches  5 hours back

                    Ya know how I got these scars

                    • Axess2084
                      Axess2084  4 hours back

                      If we don't deal with this now, soon, little, uh, Gambol (?) here won't be able to get a, a nickel for his grandma.

                  • Jim Rogers
                    Jim Rogers  5 hours back

                    I have a theory: Arthur is the guy who killed Bruce's parents

                    • Autumnz _Artz
                      Autumnz _Artz  5 hours back

                      That actually makes it better not only showing how Arthur behaves but what he experiences showing what his life is like in his eyes can help you understand what happened to him to me its a good idea but thats an opinion

                      • Homer J. Simpson
                        Homer J. Simpson  5 hours back

                        This isnt going to happen. Dc wouldnt cop out like this. Not at all.

                        • Amber Powell
                          Amber Powell  5 hours back

                          You seem to be right. The joker of then and who he wants to be and eventually becomes. How he came to be what he is in Gotham today.

                          • DAKOTA REAPER
                            DAKOTA REAPER  6 hours back

                            You don't want no beef.. *YoU dOnT wanT nO bEeF!!?!?!*

                            • ClumsyPlant
                              ClumsyPlant  6 hours back

                              Well I mean the joker has always kinda just been mentally unstable

                              • Derek Cornett
                                Derek Cornett  6 hours back

                                I was diagnosed with schizophrenia after being locked in a psychiatric unit for 2 weeks and I've avoided "medication" for 9 years... I seem to be doing fine :)

                                • Homer J. Simpson
                                  Homer J. Simpson  5 hours back

                                  nah bro according to him half your life has to be in your head

                              • Skztg
                                Skztg  7 hours back

                                matpat you’ve done like 30 fnaf episodes we know what hallucinations are

                                • RangerAgr
                                  RangerAgr  7 hours back

                                  One must imagine Arthur Fleck as happy.

                                  • random numbers 783
                                    random numbers 783  7 hours back

                                    Or it could be the other way round because the Joker's origin is to clear it has always been multiple choice

                                    • Dahn
                                      Dahn  9 hours back

                                      Jokeseph Jokestar

                                      • Piggy Drawz
                                        Piggy Drawz  9 hours back

                                        matpat, we better get a it chapter 2 theory

                                        • Reverse Fuhrer
                                          Reverse Fuhrer  9 hours back

                                          This video is bollocks. 🙄

                                          • BM PUNK
                                            BM PUNK  10 hours back


                                            • Leroy Jenkins
                                              Leroy Jenkins  12 hours back

                                              You got this whole movie twisted bruh. He is going to be tormented by other humans in such horrible, terrifying, and scarring ways. He will lose the attachment ability that normal humans possess. He will start giving 0 fucks and then Viola! Society will have successfully created the most notorious psychopath.

                                              • Mateja Ivanov
                                                Mateja Ivanov  13 hours back

                                                There are great channels who show us more about the movies...
                                                And there are channels like this. ( I am angry, you ruined the last 47 movies I wanted to watch )

                                                • MarvelousBowski 314
                                                  MarvelousBowski 314  13 hours back

                                                  Phoenix's The Joker 0% not the best anti-Villian that we know xd

                                                  • Nazir Osmani
                                                    Nazir Osmani  13 hours back

                                                    Do a theory on human combustion from fire force anime

                                                    • YgPhaz
                                                      YgPhaz  14 hours back

                                                      Man I hate the theory 'he woke up and it was all a dream' or 'it was all in his head'

                                                      • Dyslogix
                                                        Dyslogix  15 hours back

                                                        Arthur.Fleck / Ben.Affleck / A.FFleck / A.Fleck ?

                                                        • Marckenz D
                                                          Marckenz D  16 hours back

                                                          I thought that this would be one of the many origin stories the Joker makes up
                                                          in his head. One of the multiple choice ones. I definitely enjoyed this video.

                                                          • Randy Ciriaco
                                                            Randy Ciriaco  16 hours back

                                                            We are all CLOWNS.

                                                            • Dabasaurus Kex
                                                              Dabasaurus Kex  18 hours back

                                                              Playing peekaboo with a kid on the bus is an inappropriate action? Fuck off

                                                              • ANOICE_LEMON
                                                                ANOICE_LEMON  18 hours back

                                                                I think that the joker is mad. He is crazy but he laughs and smiles to hide the sadness and craziness behind his smile and switching between happy and crazy faxes makes him go mad. That’s why he jerks around and switches personalities so much and because of all of his insecurities he turned to the joker. He makes super unnerving movements and he is unpredictable which makes him so terrifying it shows what society can do to an outsider. It puts chills down my spine. I love it. The switch from imagination to reality is amazing. you don’t know if he is good or bad

                                                                • ANOICE_LEMON
                                                                  ANOICE_LEMON  19 hours back

                                                                  Why was venom not mentioned when he was talking about solo villain movies

                                                                  • Micah Nichols
                                                                    Micah Nichols  19 hours back

                                                                    Not only thst aboyve those words on 3:53 it says the worst part of having a mental illness is (havent finished watching video so dont know if he pointed that out

                                                                    • OurBLADESARESHARP HOUSE BOLTON


                                                                      • Jamais Vu
                                                                        Jamais Vu  21 hours back

                                                                        matpat: "Joker is NOT REAL!"

                                                                        me: "duh. he's a cartoon character."

                                                                        • Everguan S
                                                                          Everguan S  21 hours back

                                                                          I got a Joker ad when mat said the last line of the trailer. It was the same line in the ad. Coincidence? I think not

                                                                          • Sohaib Sana'an
                                                                            Sohaib Sana'an  21 hours back

                                                                            It could be that as it takes things from the king of comedy and the killing in which after describing the whole joker origin he just says
                                                                            " Sometimes I remember it one way and sometimes I remember it another . If I am gonna have a past I prefer it to be multiple choice."

                                                                            • Hailey Snow
                                                                              Hailey Snow  22 hours back

                                                                              Warner bros should take this video down for spreading misinformation.

                                                                              This theory is a waste..

                                                                              You are delusional and mentally ill Bich

                                                                              • Wilkozox.
                                                                                Wilkozox.  22 hours back

                                                                                Hey does anyone know what the music is starting around 3:19?

                                                                                • Suiki
                                                                                  Suiki  22 hours back

                                                                                  I hope they take this video down fck you lame ass Bich boy

                                                                                  • Mileena Cut
                                                                                    Mileena Cut  22 hours back

                                                                                    Blocked you and I hope they take this down..

                                                                                    Bc Im fcking puking.

                                                                                    • Catherine Raas
                                                                                      Catherine Raas  22 hours back

                                                                                      Lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame.

                                                                                      • Ashley San
                                                                                        Ashley San  22 hours back

                                                                                        Fck you ruining my day wtf is this irrelevant garbage

                                                                                        • Josh Leoner
                                                                                          Josh Leoner  22 hours back

                                                                                          If this theory is correct..

                                                                                          It's fcking garbage lol..

                                                                                          Like why you name him last name fleck and make him into.. Like what? A joke

                                                                                          FCK you and this trash theory it's fcking lame and makes no sense..

                                                                                          You can't just name a movie Joker & his name Fleck if this is the plot..

                                                                                          Fck your theory there's no way this is true its not even a theory it's your delusional theory damn squirrel..

                                                                                          • Miles Gerschefske
                                                                                            Miles Gerschefske  23 hours back

                                                                                            Something something, let me tell you a story about two guys on the roof of an insane asylum, something something

                                                                                            • Scary Nerd
                                                                                              Scary Nerd  23 hours back

                                                                                              I do all of these symptoms I think I have schizophrenia