Film Theory: The Joker Is Not Real (Joker 2019 Spoiler Free)

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  • Published on Sep 8, 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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    Credits:
    Writer: Matthew Patrick and Zach Stewart
    Editors: Dan "Cybert" Seibert, BanditRants, and Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
    Sound Editor: Yosi Berman
    Sources:
    www.nme.com/news/film/joker-director-says-viewers-will-mad-new-film-strays-completely-comic-book-2525698
    www.nme.com/news/film/marc-maron-tells-us-working-joaquin-phoenixs-upcoming-joker-origin-movie-2466904
    www.schizophrenia.com/earlysigns.htm#
    www.sciencealert.com/schizophrenia-is-80-genetic-according-to-this-massive-study-on-twins
    sci-hub.tw/onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1556-4029.12858
    www.indiewire.com/2019/04/robert-de-niro-joker-king-of-comedy-1202055636/
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  • Chase Potter
    Chase Potter 19 hours ago

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

  • Lyons
    Lyons 19 hours ago

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

  • Doa Jamal
    Doa Jamal 19 hours ago

    In the beginning, it reminds me of Megamind.

  • Rob
    Rob 19 hours ago

    Cesar Romero is the Original Joker !!!

  • Serdar Atalay
    Serdar Atalay 21 hour ago

    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 21 hour ago

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

  • xCrusaderOfLightx
    xCrusaderOfLightx 21 hour ago

    "Spoiler free"

    "Shows Endgame spoilers"

  • TK_Shyy
    TK_Shyy 21 hour ago

    Says spoiler free

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

  • Crusty The Wanksock
    Crusty The Wanksock 21 hour ago

    *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 22 hours ago +1

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

  • kris matt
    kris matt 22 hours ago

    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 23 hours ago

    *Laughs In Spiderman Far From Home*

  • T Sarac T
    T Sarac T Day ago

    Bu ne aq yazı garip bile değil

  • UniverseSlayer
    UniverseSlayer Day ago +1

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

  • steg
    steg Day ago

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

  • dennismaryanski
    dennismaryanski Day ago

    Jared Leto: You don’t want no beeeef?
    Little Girl: I SMELL LIKE BEEEEEEEEEEEF

    IM CRYING

  • Tosca B
    Tosca B Day ago

    That top comment though

  • Wiktor Zywicki
    Wiktor Zywicki Day ago

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

  • Mr Wax
    Mr Wax Day ago

    (Joker 2019 Spoiler Free)
    huh? I think you mean "Free Joker 2019 Spoiler"

  • Pewedie bro Lopez

    Lol I got a joker ad as I was watching this

  • Weeb God
    Weeb God Day ago

    I hope this movie fails

  • Ed Sheeran's Failed clone

    Trust me dude. I love the Joker

  • dreadlink
    dreadlink Day ago

    Damn you might have this one....

  • M.C.C
    M.C.C Day ago

    Wow, great analysis ! By the way people should watch A Beautiful Day by Lynn Ramasay starring Joaquin Phoenix ..

  • jack lajoie
    jack lajoie Day ago

    1. Joker is nowhere near comic's greatest villain
    2. Why the hell would you want to see something "darker" in superheroes!? this is how we get shit like holy Terror and The Dark Knight Strikes Again, for crying out loud!!!!!

  • Arrie Potter
    Arrie Potter Day ago +2

    I had the Joker trailer as ad right before this video😂😂😂

  • Chicken Strip
    Chicken Strip Day ago

    So who likes bat nipples?

  • MeMeBigBoiii
    MeMeBigBoiii Day ago

    Knew it was Schizophrenia before Matt it was even mentioned

  • awesomeXsauce
    awesomeXsauce Day ago +2

    bruh right when matpat said "as he says himself in the final trailer", i got an ad for the joker where he said the exact line that matpat then played after the ad

  • Peaceful Jim
    Peaceful Jim Day ago +2

    Shout out to the RuneScape wizard hat at 13:49.

  • ThePapermage
    ThePapermage Day ago +1

    If it turns out that the Joker is just some Walter Mitty-esque "dreamer" who doesn't even, you know, *do* anything but just imagines doing things, then I'll be severely disappointed. If they wanted to remake "King of Comedy" or "American Psycho", then they should have just done that. Hell, even Tyler Durden actually got stuff done.

  • Ruri Rotaru
    Ruri Rotaru Day ago

    at around 5:18 in the bathroom theres a weird glitch in the video only on the back wall of the tub.

  • Xinge Gao
    Xinge Gao Day ago

    Wow. Matpat. Did you just make this video hoping that us viewers were stupid? The most prominent characteristic of schizophrenia is that you have SPLIT PERSONALITIES. And judging by the fact that you used Wikipedia in defining schizophrenia, the first thing it should have said was that it was a mental disorder where you have two different personalities, which means you would have seen it and that you left it out on purpose. That means that the two different version of Arthur Fleck seen in the trailer could very well both be real, but from two different personalities.......

    • Xinge Gao
      Xinge Gao Day ago

      "And why would Matpat lie to us?" you may ask. Well that's because in mentioning that, it would mean contradicting his own theory about the movie being half hallucinations and half reality, because it could very well just mean that it is showing two different personalities. Also, not all schizophrenic people see hallucinations and are deluded, which further contradicts his own theory......

  • wandering futur
    wandering futur Day ago

    What if the imaginary part is when he has the makeup off? ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED

  • Nuclear Geek
    Nuclear Geek Day ago +2

    It all exists in his mind is kind of an overplayed theory/conspiracy. It really takes away from the films when people say that without it being clearly established.

  • ApplexGang _420
    ApplexGang _420 Day ago

    Joker calls a hit (or does it himself)on the wayne's creating batman...but in creating batman he furthers jokers delusions of heroism...i bet

  • Daniel Avalos
    Daniel Avalos Day ago

    There no way you saw that movie Joker is coming october 4

  • Anthony Ricci
    Anthony Ricci Day ago

    What is the movie at 2:22??

  • Aaron man
    Aaron man Day ago

    Nobody fucking cares.

  • Daniel Avalos
    Daniel Avalos Day ago +1

    Why do you spoil the movie your nothing

  • qwerty
    qwerty Day ago

    Sorry, I had to...
    2:19 *DUBS CHECK EM*

  • Zak the PENGUIN
    Zak the PENGUIN Day ago

    personally i think that the new joker will be lame. Only because they keep changing his back story of how he became joker. Yes, he was a failed comedian, but he also fell into a vid of chemicals, which bleached his skin and turned his hair green. The makeup seems “clown” and less Joker. If you get what im saying. He never actually put on makeup except for lipstick. But thats my opinion.😐

  • Game Show Channel

    why do people hate so much THEORYS ?? keep doing those theorys mat we love your work :)

  • Sergio Barajas
    Sergio Barajas Day ago

    we live in a society

  • Ala Kala
    Ala Kala Day ago

    Maybe he’s the 3rd or 2nd joker

  • Aaron White
    Aaron White Day ago

    I can't wait until the film comes out just to prove you wrong..

  • Thexbox1gamerYT
    Thexbox1gamerYT Day ago

    I think this is gonna be the 2nd joker of the 3 joker theory

  • Inter lude
    Inter lude Day ago

    I don’t know Pat he seems like a normal guy to me.

  • Bruce Dunham
    Bruce Dunham Day ago

    Wasn't Arthur Fleck the guy in B:TAS who cut off Joker in his car and then was forced to go into hiding to avoid the Joker?

  • max frank labuschagne

    maybe the real joker is the friends we made along the way

  • AdamDaLEGEND
    AdamDaLEGEND Day ago

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  • AdamDaLEGEND
    AdamDaLEGEND Day ago

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  • Ooga Booga
    Ooga Booga Day ago

    I think that it's gonna be him telling Batman his "origin" and it's gonna end like Killing Joke (with Batman killing him or least it looks like he does from the shadows) I think that would be very interesting

  • Eryazo Eri
    Eryazo Eri Day ago +3

    Just remember, not even the joker knows what his own origin story is

  • Nico Bones
    Nico Bones Day ago

    MatPat, this is a great theory! But, let's take your theory to the next level.
    It's been established in Batman comics, movies, and video games that the Joker doesn't actually KNOW his true past. In the Dark Knight he tells multiple versions of how he "got these scars." In the comics he talked about how he liked his past to be multiple choice. In the cartoons, he manipulated Harley Quinn by telling her a horrible life story, which was contrary to what he'd previously told Batman.
    What if the movie is a story the Joker is telling to manipulate someone, and we're not sure how much he's lying about, how much he believes, and how much really happened.
    Take it one step further, the woman who appears to be his mother is actually his wife. In multiple Joker backstories he mentions his wife and how it had something to do with her care that he went insane. So, imagine this, as a schizophrenic with delusions he comes to believe his aged wife (whom you commented looked particularly young and healthy) is actually his mother, because it feels better to him to have an aged, sick mother than an aged, sick wife. His attempted affair with the other woman leads to his "mother," who was really his wife to either try to kill him or kill herself.
    Thus tying in with the fact that the Joker's stories often focus around his father killing his mother. Because he was the one who killed either his mother or his wife when he became like his father. It was easier to accept the idea that his father did it and he was the victim than live with what he'd done.

  • Darren Frey
    Darren Frey Day ago

    You know, the more I think about it, even though the Joker was created by Society, I wouldn't be surprised at all if at the end or near the end he still falls in the chemicals. The character doesn't strike me as somebody that would purposely dye their hair green.

  • Froy Oropeza
    Froy Oropeza Day ago

    Then why would the movie be called the joker

    Bruh

  • hellobubble
    hellobubble Day ago

    okay but like, I really kinda liked Suicide Squad Joker. While they did kinda remove the iconic elements of the character, it was a fresh look on a character we have all seen a thousand times. I wasn't looking for him to remain as the new look for every joker for the rest of joker's existence, but I really enjoyed him in that environment and would have loved to see that again.

  • Da Stormcomin
    Da Stormcomin Day ago +1

    Great video!!!. I hope ur wrong cause that could suck. I already think the movie will be slow and dry.

  • stealistic gaming101

    15:00 mapat every time he does a fnaf theory