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

  • Published: 08 September 2019
  • Get yourself some NEW Theory Wear!! ►

    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!

    SUBSCRIBE for More Film Theory! ►

    #Joker #Joker2019 #JoaquinPhoenix #JokerTrailer #TheJoker #DC #Theory #FilmTheory #Matpat

    Need Royalty Free Music for your Content? Try Epidemic Sound.
    Get Your 30 Day Free Trial Now ►

    How Disney RUINED Han Solo! ►
    How Luke Will Die! (Star Wars) ►
    Rey's Parents SOLVED! (Star Wars) ►
    The Emoji Movie is ILLEGAL! ►►
    Don’t Fly to Mordor!! ►►

    Writer: Matthew Patrick and Zach Stewart
    Editors: Dan "Cybert" Seibert, BanditRants, and Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
    Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • Movies Movies

Comments • 12 194

  • Chechakkim Norbirth
    Chechakkim Norbirth  19 hours back

    5:37 the average gamer

    • Laufield
      Laufield  24 hours back

      If he’s not really the joker, then why there’s Gotham and family Wayne?

      • Christopher Henriksen
        Christopher Henriksen  1 days back

        Half way right kinda counts I guess.

        • ً
          ً  1 days back

          what if we are fake?

          • Andres Sanchez
            Andres Sanchez  1 days back

            The joker is not a person it's an ideology

            • The Gaming Hunter
              The Gaming Hunter  1 days back

              I don't have any ofthe other symptoms but I do jave very poor hand writing exactly like you described for scitsafrenea so now I'm kind of worried

              • Melissa Williams
                Melissa Williams  2 days back


                • ALFINATUL JANNAH 2014
                  ALFINATUL JANNAH 2014  3 days back

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

                  Watch film >>>

                  Leurs états de santé

                  respectifs les empechent

                  de s'approcher trop

                  • Just Another1
                    Just Another1  4 days back

                    Well it's not Heath Ledger

                    • Sjors Hoeijmans
                      Sjors Hoeijmans  4 days back

                      Wait a fucking second. This isn't Film Theory you bunch of assholes, this is fan theorizing.

                      • DionGames
                        DionGames  4 days back

                        Worst part of having Schizophrenia is believing you dont

                        • Joseph Oliveras
                          Joseph Oliveras  4 days back

                          What if Arthur had a child and that child became the joker that fights batman. because I mean the joker always said want to know how I got these scars and his father yada yada and because sometimes depression and mental illnesses are genetic.

                          • Music Subscriber
                            Music Subscriber  5 days back

                            When the comments don’t realize that this video came out before the movie.

                            • Dude
                              Dude  5 days back

                              I thinks Phoenix joker is just a younger heats joker....

                              That's why the dark Knight joker sounds like a smoker

                              • CLN
                                CLN  5 days back

                                Arthur looks like The Caretaker at Hogwarts

                                • Mr. Binx
                                  Mr. Binx  6 days back

                                  This all becomes irrelevant after u see the dreaming in the actual film, (SPOILERS)when he’s at the talk show in the audience

                                  • Kaos Espada
                                    Kaos Espada  6 days back

                                    Just think about it. Arthur fleck is around his 40s. Bruce is around 10. It will be another two decades till Bruce becomes Batman. Does it make sense for the Joker to be 60 years old or older and fighting BATMAN?! I think not...

                                    • A 17
                                      A 17  7 days back

                                      But joker claims in the movie that he didn't have any intentions of being the figurehead of the rebellion, he only did what he did because people were just being jerks. So with that, I don't think the uprisings are his fantasies because he says he didn't want/intend for this to happen. He wouldn't fantasize about something he didn't want.

                                      (but still a great theory because you only used the trailer)

                                      • You don’t care abt my name

                                        Btw Fleck means “stain” in German do with it what you will

                                        • Nicolas Sanchez
                                          Nicolas Sanchez  1 weeks back

                                          5:19 Does the wall behind his mother move?

                                          • Donamtrx
                                            Donamtrx  1 weeks back

                                            Mmk..I gotta give it to u...🤔I haven't heard anyone talk about him walking thru th crowd...very good catch!👌🏻

                                            • Do Not Watch
                                              Do Not Watch  1 weeks back

                                              Joker: your right...

                                              But your wrong

                                              • peanut butter jelly
                                                peanut butter jelly  1 weeks back

                                                thanks for helping me out on my essay

                                                • Shmandazza
                                                  Shmandazza  1 weeks back

                                                  I know I’m late but I just saw the movie yesterday. Very good movie

                                                  • A M
                                                    A M  1 weeks back

                                                    he's one of the three.

                                                    • Shawn Fields
                                                      Shawn Fields  1 weeks back

                                                      Joker is a bad Joke he's also boring why you think no one laughs at his jokew

                                                      • JJsays
                                                        JJsays  1 weeks back

                                                        Amazing video! The Film Theorists killing it as always! For anyone that might be interested, I recently made a video analyzing what mental disorders Arthur may have potentially had. It gets in depth about Arthur's sociopathy, and other potential mood disturbances he may have suffered from. Please feel free to check it out!

                                                        • Rofern Fernandes
                                                          Rofern Fernandes  1 weeks back

                                                          Your prediction were wrong i guess

                                                          • Bad Man
                                                            Bad Man  1 weeks back

                                                            Not wrong. Director himself said events was left ambiguous.

                                                        • Austin Hancock
                                                          Austin Hancock  1 weeks back

                                                          Theroy confirmed RED ALERT RED ALERT THE SKY IS FALLING he should have just stoped

                                                          • kaleb Sanborn
                                                            kaleb Sanborn  2 weeks back

                                                            HUHU ME LIKEY FILM DA JOKA SO FUNNY MATT PATT HAHA

                                                            • Scobloosh
                                                              Scobloosh  2 weeks back


                                                              • Ernest Nelson
                                                                Ernest Nelson  2 weeks back

                                                                Joker: Dances

                                                                Game theorists: Ima pretend I didn't see that

                                                              • SOUL 41
                                                                SOUL 41  2 weeks back

                                                                going tbh you are right and wrong

                                                                • Synthetic Descent
                                                                  Synthetic Descent  2 weeks back

                                                                  Shut up

                                                                  • Big Boi Bucci
                                                                    Big Boi Bucci  2 weeks back

                                                                    *"The Joker is not real."*
                                                                    l... I mean duhh.

                                                                  • Eagle 2Feathers
                                                                    Eagle 2Feathers  2 weeks back

                                                                    Tbh would rather American psycho

                                                                    • A Taurus Knows Best
                                                                      A Taurus Knows Best  2 weeks back

                                                                      It is DEFINITELY a Batman movie...that’s the joke he was laughing about at the end. There’s still a Wayne out there...

                                                                      • Kevin Burkett
                                                                        Kevin Burkett  2 weeks back

                                                                        honestly, this whole "it didnt happen theory" is the only one i cant agree with for one simple reason: If joker was just making up the whole thing, why would he purposely reveal that he hallucinated so much of the story and forced himself to be as miserable as arthur was constantly throughout? if it was all in his head why would we see him failing at the comedy club? why would we see him furious at murray for making fun of him? why would we see him constantly pushed down and abused if he was in control the whole time? that's why i disagree with that narrative

                                                                        • A 17
                                                                          A 17  6 days back

                                                                          For me, I think the uprisings at least were totally real. (Matpat didn't know this when making this theory) but Arthur said he didn't intend on being the figurehead of the rebellion. He wouldn't fantasize and/or hallucinate about something he didn't even know was an option. so yeah.

                                                                      • TrueSlav 69
                                                                        TrueSlav 69  2 weeks back

                                                                        First of all how can you tell people something becouse you watched trailer and second he is JOKER so please stop makeing nosense

                                                                        • addie
                                                                          addie  2 weeks back

                                                                          i was today years old when i learned that that kid was batman

                                                                          • K-bear Does Art
                                                                            K-bear Does Art  2 weeks back

                                                                            Did anyone else notice that on the King of Comedy cover art the main character is on a playing card. A JOKER playing card!

                                                                            • David Solt
                                                                              David Solt  2 weeks back

                                                                              What is rhuparts movie called?

                                                                            • David Solt
                                                                              David Solt  2 weeks back

                                                                              Lmao I write like a schizophrenic

                                                                              • Norah T
                                                                                Norah T  2 weeks back

                                                                                was that... the blue wizard hat from runescape?

                                                                              • Keon Sohn
                                                                                Keon Sohn  2 weeks back

                                                                                Interesting but ultimately a poor analysis of Joker. Feels like you could've made the same point in half the time. A lot of heavily construed examples from the movie with no real convincing evidence.

                                                                                • Daniel Kinney
                                                                                  Daniel Kinney  2 weeks back

                                                                                  “As he himself in the trailer says...” “LETS PLAY RAID SHADOW LEGENDS!!!!” gots love mid roll ads Lolol

                                                                                  • Eleven 15
                                                                                    Eleven 15  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Oml mat u need to wach the movie😂 I love your vids btw

                                                                                    • Mr. Magistral Malik
                                                                                      Mr. Magistral Malik  2 weeks back

                                                                                      2:50 Perfect Summary of a Time Skip understanding what this video is talking about.