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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Comments • 9 533

  • Dennis Felix
    Dennis Felix  1 hours back


    • SoldStudios
      SoldStudios  1 hours back


      • Your Neighbour
        Your Neighbour  2 hours back

        5:17 Wow hang on those tiles on the wall

        • TeamSesh97
          TeamSesh97  3 hours back

          Why this guy acting like the King of Comedy isnt one of the biggest cult movies ever??

          • Afraid Of Trees
            Afraid Of Trees  3 hours back

            *From what ive seen so far, i think some of the scenes with him as Joker are real, and others are imagined. Such as him dancing in the rain, that seems like a hallucination, but I think the comedy show might be real. What we'll be seeing I think, is a man making his hallucinations into a reality*

            • Ceasaro Grant
              Ceasaro Grant  3 hours back

              I saw the movie last week it’s real
              But there is a twist

              • breathtakinglol
                breathtakinglol  4 hours back

                "All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That's how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day." - Joker.

                • kaden netto
                  kaden netto  4 hours back

                  At 13:18 I, no joke, saw the same ad for The Joker Movie that the clip was from a second later.

                  • The Great Hawk
                    The Great Hawk  5 hours back

                    Boy you all really get into this shit

                    • whickervision
                      whickervision  6 hours back

                      I'm wondering if The Film Theorists are getting too good at their jobs, and should just take whatever hush money WB might offer. Nobody wants all the tricks explained before a magic show.

                      • Andrew Worley
                        Andrew Worley  6 hours back

                        U spoil fight club for me damnit

                        • star boy
                          star boy  6 hours back

                          I have one question is the joker film connected to the bvs and others dc films

                          • Nmethyltransferase
                            Nmethyltransferase  6 hours back

                            You're wrong, MatPat. Pseudobulbar affect is often confused with schizophrenia, but they're different beasts. Yes, PbA _can_ be secondarily caused by another illness, but that illness is always neurological in nature. If you're going to stick to your diagnosis of psuedobulbar affect, then maybe he's afflicted by Parkinson's, another Lewey body dementia, or ALS; it _could_ explain all the psychological symptoms too.

                            On the other hand, schizophrenia (but no pseudobulbar affect) is more parsimonious. It explains everything better, with fewer assumptions. But there's just one little bone in that sausage... All the studies that find impaired coordination or difficulties in movement were studying _medicated_ schizophrenic individuals. Antipsychotics, themselves, can cause those movement-related symptoms, collectively known as "extrapyramidal side-effects."

                            • Sara Anderson
                              Sara Anderson  7 hours back

                              Mat pat:jokers fake

                              Joker: am I a joking joker to you

                              • That one Guy
                                That one Guy  7 hours back

                                Hey matpat, honestly I don’t care if your theory’s are right or wrong all that matters is that you and the audience enjoyed the video. Great video btw

                                • Roula Arnous
                                  Roula Arnous  7 hours back

                                  what happened to  Jeremiah valeska from the Gotham series and his twin brother could there be more than two jokers?

                                  • EdLuvsTab4ever
                                    EdLuvsTab4ever  7 hours back

                                    Roula Arnous there are several Jokers in the DC multiverse. In the main universe there are three Jokers

                                • Brandon Bankston
                                  Brandon Bankston  8 hours back

                                  Joker - "All it takes is one bad day.."

                                  • Gabriel Villanueva
                                    Gabriel Villanueva  8 hours back

                                    But there was another name given the Joker in the Gotham TV show

                                    • Neo Shadow
                                      Neo Shadow  8 hours back

                             this video also says the same thing mat does well at least thats its not the real joker

                                      • Christopher Castle
                                        Christopher Castle  8 hours back

                                        The joker does exist. He's in each and every one of us.

                                        • sabtheshredda
                                          sabtheshredda  8 hours back

                                          as part 2 of the mass effect indoctrinated theory will only be an imaginary video that will never get released.

                                          • I am connor The android sent by cyderlife

                                            i don't think he's THE Joker i got more of a oh you think he's the joker but he's really just a completely different character vibe from the trailer

                                            • Aiden Jones
                                              Aiden Jones  9 hours back

                                              My father was a gamer. One day, he came home from a long day of epic gaming and saw me playing Fortnite on my iPhone, and he said to me, "Why so casual?" . Then he said again, "Why so CASUAL?" . And he beat me with a Wii nunchuk. That's how I got these scars.

                                              • Гальванизированный Труп

                                                dc is such a fucking MESS, they did't change a single bit from those days when super-shit flew around the earth super-fast in order to reverse time so he could *save martha*

                                                • Karuto Garnet
                                                  Karuto Garnet  10 hours back

                                                  It seems like every time MatPat makes a theory that's sound right, the producers are like "MatPat must never be right because it's just a theory A FILM THEORY HAHAHAHAHA

                                                  • Payton .H
                                                    Payton .H  10 hours back

                                                    Well to me this video is just a big joke

                                                    • Elective Toast
                                                      Elective Toast  10 hours back

                                                      The story of Arthur Fleck will be the story of a schizophrenic living in his fantasies as a super villain.

                                                      • Chicken Guy
                                                        Chicken Guy  10 hours back

                                                        I think this Joker is the Bronze/Modern Age Joker. The modern one escapes from a mental asylum and both movie version characters have or almost the same hair style. I kind of want MatPat to look into this more.

                                                        • Churchill is God
                                                          Churchill is God  11 hours back

                                                          I see clown people

                                                          • HAMID ALGHURABI
                                                            HAMID ALGHURABI  11 hours back

                                                            Nobody watch this, there is a spoiler in the end from a reviewer who watched the movie

                                                            • nick
                                                              nick  8 hours back

                                                              What's the spoiler? That Joker and Batman have the same father? That Joker kills his mom? That Joker kills a talk show host after he invites him on the show?

                                                          • Chase Potter
                                                            Chase Potter  11 hours back

                                                            I’m not so sure about that, just because I feel like the ratings wouldn’t be as good.

                                                            • Lyons
                                                              Lyons  11 hours back

                                                              Spoiler Arthur fleck becomes the joker by the end of the movie

                                                              • Doa Jamal
                                                                Doa Jamal  12 hours back

                                                                In the beginning, it reminds me of Megamind.

                                                                • Rob
                                                                  Rob  12 hours back

                                                                  Cesar Romero is the Original Joker !!!

                                                                  • Serdar Atalay
                                                                    Serdar Atalay  13 hours back

                                                                    It was all cool until you added that quote from a person who has seen the movie. Spoiler-free? Thanks for ruining it beyond theories.

                                                                    • TK_Shyy
                                                                      TK_Shyy  13 hours back

                                                                      Stop watching the video at 14:47 if you want it to be spoiler free

                                                                      • xCrusaderOfLightx
                                                                        xCrusaderOfLightx  13 hours back

                                                                        "Spoiler free"

                                                                        "Shows Endgame spoilers"

                                                                        • TK_Shyy
                                                                          TK_Shyy  13 hours back

                                                                          Says spoiler free

                                                                          Backs up his theory with a movie review, basically confirming, and spoiling, the Joker. Smfh

                                                                          • Crusty The Wanksock
                                                                            Crusty The Wanksock  13 hours back

                                                                            *So basically, the new Joker movie is a propaganda statement that contesting capitalism is an extreme form of mental illness?* ☕️🐸

                                                                            Ps. I’m no expert but, I’m pretty sure all the trailers show this version of Joker inciting members of the public who are wearing clown masks. So I’m guessing this movie’s going to indicate this version of Joker is going to inspire copycat criminals in the future IE all the other versions who are each different people copying this version of Joker 👀

                                                                            • Dinamite
                                                                              Dinamite  14 hours back

                                                                              the film hasn’t even came out yet...

                                                                              • kris matt
                                                                                kris matt  15 hours back

                                                                                The issue is that your theory actually SPOILS the movie; you couldn't keep away from sharing it for the sake of your content. It is a narrative that clearly filters through some of the interviews.

                                                                                • Scared Patato
                                                                                  Scared Patato  15 hours back

                                                                                  *Laughs In Spiderman Far From Home*

                                                                                  • T Sarac T
                                                                                    T Sarac T  16 hours back

                                                                                    Bu ne aq yazı garip bile değil

                                                                                    • UniverseSlayer
                                                                                      UniverseSlayer  16 hours back

                                                                                      Sh#t, why did I watch this?!!!

                                                                                      • steg
                                                                                        steg  16 hours back

                                                                                        I think I might have a minor version of that laughing thing to be honest

                                                                                        • dennismaryanski
                                                                                          dennismaryanski  17 hours back

                                                                                          Jared Leto: You don’t want no beeeef?

                                                                                          Little Girl: I SMELL LIKE BEEEEEEEEEEEF

                                                                                          IM CRYING

                                                                                          • Tosca B
                                                                                            Tosca B  17 hours back

                                                                                            That top comment though

                                                                                            • Wiktor Zywicki
                                                                                              Wiktor Zywicki  18 hours back

                                                                                              I was so negative about the film and you made me actually interested in it! Bravo to you!