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 • 9 699

  • Scary Nerd
    Scary Nerd  3 minutes back

    I do all of these symptoms I think I have schizophrenia

    • TirzahSephora
      TirzahSephora  6 minutes back

      Maybe everything really is happening in his head just hallucinations and what of this Joker is the joker that the batman Joker was inspired basically an inspiration for the Batman Joker or who ever is to become the joker

      • DrHotShot
        DrHotShot  1 hours back

        If i find out that all the things he does as Joker r just in his mind. Im gonna be upset cause i really want him to do the things

        • Fire Mario Brothers
          Fire Mario Brothers  2 hours back

          I know why Batman never kills joker. If this is the backstory he knows that he is just affected by society and he is just mentally ill....depressing

          • FredFuchs77
            FredFuchs77  4 hours back

            You sound like the sort of nerd who stalked women in college

            • Jacques Marneweck
              Jacques Marneweck  4 hours back

              The real joke is that we have not seen a live adaptation of the killing joke yet.

              • Sekiberius Welkesh
                Sekiberius Welkesh  4 hours back

                this is a story of how the world creates evil, and that evil isn't born, it's created.
                it's showing how the world turned the man into the joker.

                • FreedomFighter777 endtimes

                  So like what they did in Gotham

                  • Alchi Layo
                    Alchi Layo  5 hours back

                    You should start putting 'soiler alert' in front of these. Too much depth bruh.

                    • Python 085
                      Python 085  5 hours back

                      I'll still see Joker just to piss off all those stupid WOKE SJW's!

                      • Danny Dan
                        Danny Dan  6 hours back

                        Incels rise up

                        • Aaron Loughlin
                          Aaron Loughlin  6 hours back

                          Shit theory...

                          • Siri M
                            Siri M  7 hours back

                            Guys, Mrbeast is doing the video where he plants a bunch of trees to help the environment, but he needs the help of a bunch of YouTubers, please repost this comment so matpat can find out about it.(or any other big youtuber)

                            • Achilles Breathes
                              Achilles Breathes  7 hours back

                              Wow way to spoil fight club 🙄🙄

                              • darth_sauron 12
                                darth_sauron 12  7 hours back

                                Jaret leto is the fake joker

                                • Purple Boy
                                  Purple Boy  8 hours 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  8 hours back

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

                                  • Delta the Comic
                                    Delta the Comic  9 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  9 hours back

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

                                      • Mochi Macarons!
                                        Mochi Macarons!  9 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  10 hours back

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

                                          • Levent Korkmaz
                                            Levent Korkmaz  11 hours back

                                            cap is here...
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                                            -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  11 hours back

                                              This video helped me deduces I have schizophrenia thanks mat pat

                                              • Imtiaz Mohammad
                                                Imtiaz Mohammad  11 hours back

                                                With due respect, you are wrong sir :)

                                                • Joshua Stgermain
                                                  Joshua Stgermain  12 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  12 hours back

                                                    He's real stupid of course he is!

                                                    • SHAUN CAMPBELL9
                                                      SHAUN CAMPBELL9  13 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  15 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  15 hours back

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

                                                    • shouble double
                                                      shouble double  15 hours back

                                                      You just made this movie more interesting for me

                                                      • Cody Koh
                                                        Cody Koh  15 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  16 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  16 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  16 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  16 hours back

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

                                                              • Liz Cardoso
                                                                Liz Cardoso  17 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  17 hours back

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

                                                                  • HS Kim
                                                                    HS Kim  18 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  18 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  19 hours back

                                                                        Joker is going to be WAY better than Suicide Squad

                                                                        • Seven Ellen
                                                                          Seven Ellen  19 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  21 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  21 hours back


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                                                                              • Veronica Servin
                                                                                Veronica Servin  22 hours back

                                                                                He lost of weight and looks older

                                                                                • Danny Puschmann
                                                                                  Danny Puschmann  23 hours back

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

                                                                                  • Zakariah Kassem
                                                                                    Zakariah Kassem  23 hours back

                                                                                    Dame it I watched this at night by myself

                                                                                    • Nicolas Santana
                                                                                      Nicolas Santana  24 hours back

                                                                                      Arthur Fleck its the joker from other DC "Universe"

                                                                                      • Jordan Matthews
                                                                                        Jordan Matthews  1 days back

                                                                                        Now let's watch poor MatPat be wrong again.