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 • 9 554

  • unmarkedX
    unmarkedX  33 minutes back

    I hope you’re wrong . This would be totally gay

    • J.K. Benedict
      J.K. Benedict  41 minutes back

      Gotta say, I agree with you EXCEPT that "The USUAL SUSPECTS" is *hands down* then biggest (non-novel based) mind eff!

      • colozoable
        colozoable  1 hours back

        I thought you fucking said no spoilers u dick

        • D34DM4N'S_SW1TCH
          D34DM4N'S_SW1TCH  2 hours back

          we live

          • Ibrahim Shafique
            Ibrahim Shafique  2 hours back

            Mattpat says he has schipophenia but one of the symptoms say the person has a blank expression and a inability to express emotion through the face real good job Mat

            • Darlo
              Darlo  4 hours back

              Warning for the easily startled, very minor jumpscare at 14:59.

              • Mr burger T
                Mr burger T  5 hours back

                I know no one will see this or know what this is but what if he uses the lazeris pit

                • Matty A
                  Matty A  5 hours back

                  Theory is Their is a Joker alover the world

                  • Emmez Elnemez
                    Emmez Elnemez  5 hours back


                    • Dude Decent Gaming
                      Dude Decent Gaming  6 hours back

                      Anyone know the song that’s in the background

                      • Donut Diddles
                        Donut Diddles  7 hours back

                        I should watched this after seeing the movie this is more than just sPoiLErs. This was great

                        • Logan Sotelo
                          Logan Sotelo  7 hours back

                          What if Arthur Fleck is actually the father of the future Joker. He tells his son stories of who he used to be and his son takes up the mantle. The Joker would be a lot younger than batman, which isn't the usual, but it would kind of be an interesting take. Arthur never actually became the joker, but passes his delusions to his son, who inevitably becomes the real joker.

                          • HORIZEN 3
                            HORIZEN 3  8 hours back

                            Will never stop reporting these vids I'm tryna take em all down

                            • Tia Shurtz
                              Tia Shurtz  9 hours back

                              How, omg

                              • TommyHoops
                                TommyHoops  10 hours back

                                i feel like I have that disease.

                                • Siegfried Faust
                                  Siegfried Faust  10 hours back


                                  • ashleigh vassallo
                                    ashleigh vassallo  10 hours back

                                    Maybe joker has a split personality disorder and when he's in the more know Joker costume it's not actually him? or maybe he has both schizophrenia and split personality?

                                    • Rekt Excalibur
                                      Rekt Excalibur  10 hours back

                                      what is this shit

                                      • AntonTheAvaricious
                                        AntonTheAvaricious  11 hours back

                                        “If I’m going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!”

                                        • Shubham Narolia
                                          Shubham Narolia  11 hours back

                                          You've fucked my mind man!
                                          Imma fuck u up if this is the actual film plot!

                                          • Your Majesty
                                            Your Majesty  11 hours back

                                            Hate these kind of ambiguous kind of movies.

                                            • Dennis Felix
                                              Dennis Felix  12 hours back

                                              GOTTA DO THE COOKING BY THE BOOK

                                              • SoldStudios
                                                SoldStudios  12 hours back


                                                • Your Neighbour
                                                  Your Neighbour  13 hours back

                                                  5:17 Wow hang on those tiles on the wall

                                                  • TeamSesh97
                                                    TeamSesh97  14 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  14 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  14 hours back

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

                                                        • breathtakinglol
                                                          breathtakinglol  15 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  15 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  16 hours back

                                                              Boy you all really get into this shit

                                                              • whickervision
                                                                whickervision  17 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  17 hours back

                                                                  U spoil fight club for me damnit

                                                                  • star boy
                                                                    star boy  17 hours back

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

                                                                    • Nmethyltransferase
                                                                      Nmethyltransferase  17 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  18 hours back

                                                                        Mat pat:jokers fake

                                                                        Joker: am I a joking joker to you

                                                                        • That one Guy
                                                                          That one Guy  18 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  19 hours back

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

                                                                            • EdLuvsTab4ever
                                                                              EdLuvsTab4ever  18 hours back

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

                                                                          • Brandon Bankston
                                                                            Brandon Bankston  19 hours back

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

                                                                            • Gabriel Villanueva
                                                                              Gabriel Villanueva  19 hours back

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

                                                                              • Neo Shadow
                                                                                Neo Shadow  19 hours back

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

                                                                                • Christopher Castle
                                                                                  Christopher Castle  19 hours back

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

                                                                                  • sabtheshredda
                                                                                    sabtheshredda  19 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  20 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  21 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  21 hours back

                                                                                              Well to me this video is just a big joke

                                                                                              • Elective Toast
                                                                                                Elective Toast  21 hours back

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