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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  • Purple Boy
    Purple Boy  2 minutes back

    Good work Matt, u did ur homework, but Mabye u did it too soon, but so have others, lets what changes they have in the movie, what's real and what's not.

    • Remo68
      Remo68  21 minutes back

      Mark Hamill's Joker laugh is the King of All Joker Laughs

      • Delta the Comic
        Delta the Comic  1 hours back

        Got an ad for The Joker right in the middle of this and I actually thought it was just part of the video lol.

        • Charlie Flynt
          Charlie Flynt  1 hours back

          If he’s imagining things, we’ll see him dance with Toby Maguire from Spider-Man 3

          • Mochi Macarons!
            Mochi Macarons!  2 hours back

            Funny, I knew he had schizophrenia from the first few seconds of the trailer because the trailer played while we watched It chapter two, then it reminded me of that episode you made for until dawn where I also noticed Josh had schizophrenia around the last episodes of the game

            • DarkWinter0115
              DarkWinter0115  3 hours back

              It’s like V for vendetta where everyone where’s the mask and fights the government

              • Levent Korkmaz
                Levent Korkmaz  3 hours back

                cap is here...
                -text on the box: Please rewrite the text from above to below

                -handwritten text:
                After going 30km from Aydın(city) to Muğla(City) we arrived to Gelincik Village. When we looked over a small wall we saw a garden full of yellow daisies and roses with two girls on swing. One of them is about fourteen years old and other is nine. Girls were laughing full of joy, a little further their mother was singing while sitting on grass and watches them with admire.

                • P G
                  P G  3 hours back

                  This video helped me deduces I have schizophrenia thanks mat pat

                  • Imtiaz Mohammad
                    Imtiaz Mohammad  4 hours back

                    With due respect, you are wrong sir :)

                    • Joshua Stgermain
                      Joshua Stgermain  4 hours back

                      “The worst part about having a mental illness is that people expect you to behave as if you don’t” I felt that soooooo hard!!!!

                      • AYAMASTER DaPro
                        AYAMASTER DaPro  5 hours back

                        He's real stupid of course he is!

                        • SHAUN CAMPBELL9
                          SHAUN CAMPBELL9  5 hours back

                          Nice critique now I don't have to go see this movie. And that's ok I didn't see the King of Comedy either.

                        • Charles Hocker
                          Charles Hocker  7 hours back

                          This could parallel with the three Jokers concept. He could be one of the three. It would be interesting if this is the case.

                        • a n x i e t y
                          a n x i e t y  7 hours back

                          what if... schizophrenic people aren't schizophrenic, and we are actually the schizophrenic ones that are hallucinating them-

                        • shouble double
                          shouble double  7 hours back

                          You just made this movie more interesting for me

                          • Cody Koh
                            Cody Koh  7 hours back

                            Schizophrenia cannot be diagnosed by what symptoms you screengrab in the internet. If that is so, then we're ALL jokers.

                            I think this movie will be so good.

                          • Shane Meredith
                            Shane Meredith  8 hours back

                            If this turns out to be a modern version of King of Comedy, I'm gonna personally burn down WB's headquarters.

                            • Dairo Leon
                              Dairo Leon  9 hours back

                              8:45 Did they turn Harley Quinn black now, too? Is there no end to this? Why are they even trying to be subtle about it at this point?

                              • Siru325
                                Siru325  9 hours back

                                The joker makes sense because he is the product of society
                                A product that is abused,neglected,humilated, this is what society does to those who are different, those who lost or have an extra limb, mentally, psychologically, the batman lost his parents, the joker lost everything
                                Spiderman keeps losing things important to him because he keeps getting stronger
                                With great power comes great responsibility and great costs.

                                • Post Scorer
                                  Post Scorer  9 hours back

                                  i dont want this prediction to be true and i know it isnt

                                  • Liz Cardoso
                                    Liz Cardoso  9 hours back

                                    Anyone else decided to watch this at 4am and get scarred at 15:01 or os it just me?

                                    • Uncomfortable Cat
                                      Uncomfortable Cat  10 hours back

                                      You are wrong. He is the Joker.
                                      Your fanbase is cancer.
                                      You are wrong.

                                      • HS Kim
                                        HS Kim  10 hours back

                                        He didn’t spoiled the Joker but he spoiled Shutter island, American psycho, Fight club😭 and after premiere this theory will change into fact so he spoiled 4 movies actually

                                        • D D
                                          D D  11 hours back

                                          I refuse to listen to this load of baloney flapdoodle, next you will be telling us Santa Claus isn't real and the Easter Bunny is really a Chicken! 🤨👉

                                          • Dylan Dunn
                                            Dylan Dunn  11 hours back

                                            Joker is going to be WAY better than Suicide Squad

                                            • Seven Ellen
                                              Seven Ellen  12 hours back

                                              I always thought he moved like that because he's theatrical. It makes sense: The man's a performer! A failed performer certainly, but still something he wants.

                                              • KingKamehameha
                                                KingKamehameha  13 hours back

                                                How can you have a spoiler free version for a movie that hasn't come out yet? Wouldn't you also need a spoiler version?

                                                • Chris Saurdal
                                                  Chris Saurdal  14 hours back


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                                                  • Veronica Servin
                                                    Veronica Servin  14 hours back

                                                    He lost of weight and looks older

                                                    • Danny Puschmann
                                                      Danny Puschmann  15 hours back

                                                      Another thing, Todd Phillips Joker is NOT part of the DCEU he don't want it to be.

                                                      • Zakariah Kassem
                                                        Zakariah Kassem  16 hours back

                                                        Dame it I watched this at night by myself

                                                        • Nicolas Santana
                                                          Nicolas Santana  16 hours back

                                                          Arthur Fleck its the joker from other DC "Universe"

                                                          • Jordan Matthews
                                                            Jordan Matthews  17 hours back

                                                            Now let's watch poor MatPat be wrong again.

                                                            • Just Nierninwa
                                                              Just Nierninwa  17 hours back

                                                              Fun fact, a typical symptom of schizophrenia is often delusions of grandeur. This fits perfectly with what we're seeing!

                                                              • Mr ChiefLoud
                                                                Mr ChiefLoud  20 hours back

                                                                Alex Jones has better take on this movie.

                                                                • AXEKILLER _311
                                                                  AXEKILLER _311  20 hours back

                                                                  So basically joker is supposed to be a more interesting reboot of the king of comedy

                                                                  • Kim mie
                                                                    Kim mie  21 hours back

                                                                    Since you pointed out that his mom looks young, I started to wonder..... is his mom a hallucination too? Or a hostage? (Sorry, I know the hostage thing is a stretch 😆)... but when he’s dancing with her in the trailer... it kindaaaa gave me a Norman Bates vibe... dancing with her corpse or something....

                                                                    • Rick J-420
                                                                      Rick J-420  21 hours back

                                                                      Joker has always been shown to be an unreliable narrator, even to himself about who he is and why he is. So I would actually be pretty happy if they went this direction with this.

                                                                      A personal prediction, I have a feeling that Arthur has that disease where he has forced laughter like the videos Phoenix watched to practice his laugh. There's probably going to be some tic that shows that his laughter is involuntary but at the end of the movie, once everything comes crashing down he's going to let out an epic laugh but this time, no tic. Showing that now he "gets the joke" and he's actually laughing himself. A slow zoom in on his manically joyful faces as all hell breaks loose around him then BOOM credits. JOKER. Directed by Todd Phillips.

                                                                      • Maxwasagooddog Is back
                                                                        Maxwasagooddog Is back  21 hours back

                                                                        I got an ad for Joker on this vid lol

                                                                        • NeoAce 7
                                                                          NeoAce 7  23 hours back

                                                                          His feet are moving in strange patterns? So dancing is strange ? Moves his feet into a dance position or some sort. How is this strange ? Idk it just seem strange to put this as a reason

                                                                          • Dustin Kunish
                                                                            Dustin Kunish  23 hours back

                                                                            The way fantasy and reality mold leaving you confused is the same way schizophrenia actual works you fade in and out of reality confused on not really knowing what’s going on

                                                                            • fluffshi
                                                                              fluffshi  23 hours back

                                                                              I once started laughing at stairs

                                                                              • Molon Gangsta
                                                                                Molon Gangsta  24 hours back

                                                                                I literally write like that and I’m 14 I- (disclaimer not the people don’t blah blah blah I’m talking about the upper half

                                                                                • tara lovesspicynoodles
                                                                                  tara lovesspicynoodles  24 hours back

                                                                                  I got the trailer for the joker as an add on this 🤔

                                                                                  • tara lovesspicynoodles
                                                                                    tara lovesspicynoodles  24 hours back

                                                                                    Just yes

                                                                                    • BlackRonin
                                                                                      BlackRonin  1 days back

                                                                                      Maybe there will be a five year time jump during which he becomes more of the mastermind we know. It's worked before.

                                                                                      • KittyCon
                                                                                        KittyCon  1 days back

                                                                                        If it’s not real that means his is gonna drive himself mad, This is probably character build up.

                                                                                        • Bostumo
                                                                                          Bostumo  1 days back

                                                                                          That laugh caught me off guard lol!