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

  • 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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  • MMX4 Gaming
    MMX4 Gaming 2 hours ago

    I was thinking this could be the jokers father

  • JokerMan 365
    JokerMan 365 2 hours ago

    I personally think this is showing a guy slowly turning into an alternate personality (The Joker)

  • Gammer 2007
    Gammer 2007 2 hours ago

    I got a ad for the joker movie while watching this

  • João Filipe Tavares
    João Filipe Tavares 2 hours ago

    Oh, so schizophrenic like me? 😬😿

  • Zack Lunas
    Zack Lunas 2 hours ago

    Maybe this Joker inspires someone else to become the Joker we're familiar with

  • Relied Insanity
    Relied Insanity 2 hours ago

    No their mothers live with them

  • AestheticGG
    AestheticGG 2 hours ago

    Okay. Matpat could literally work for the FBI as a profiler

  • Ryan O'Neill
    Ryan O'Neill 2 hours ago

    So, Joaquin Phoenix’s version of the joker is like the bronze/modern age mentally unstable version of the joker, similar as to how Matpat likened Jared Leto’s Joker to the Golden age criminal mastermind/gangster joker.

  • FoZe Rushtke
    FoZe Rushtke 2 hours ago

    gets a joker ad

  • Sophia Garrett
    Sophia Garrett 2 hours ago

    Just got an ad for this movie, during this video

  • BubblesBinxs ;0
    BubblesBinxs ;0 3 hours ago

    man i this theory is true, this will be one hell of a good movie to watch

  • Sierra Smartlowit
    Sierra Smartlowit 3 hours ago

    I love how your video about the joker, then an ad pop up trailer of the joker.

  • Morgan R.
    Morgan R. 3 hours ago

    Fool me once, shame on you....fool me twice, joker's trick............

  • Suedama
    Suedama 3 hours ago

    though the point where he was laughing then simply stopping may be that he was practicing it, after all his job is being a clown

  • Cut The Beard To Watch a Movie

    I Don’t think Phillips was too aware of a mithology when he wrote the movie. He didn’t care. The most important thing is that Joker Will be a relevant Character. That s the aim.
    Who cares if gotham is rioting against Wayne. Its not canon

  • Bibi ///
    Bibi /// 3 hours ago

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

  • Lego Boss
    Lego Boss 3 hours ago +1

    While I was watching this, a Joker trailer came on.😑

  • Ian Hayes
    Ian Hayes 4 hours ago

    "as he himself says in the final trailer" "if you wright any thing on your computer you need to get grammar"
    oh how i love youtubes random placements for mid role ads

  • GamingTiger _
    GamingTiger _ 4 hours ago

    yo hiimmary part 2 dude you cant leave us hanging like that

  • ItaChu 787
    ItaChu 787 4 hours ago

    duh? lol

  • Sam
    Sam 4 hours ago +1

    He is just explaining what an unreliable narrator is.

  • Antony chewy
    Antony chewy 4 hours ago

    I think the schizophrenic part is wrong. There are other mental disorders that fit in with similar the character but for all you know he probably isn’t even mentally ill. He is maybe someone that doesn’t know how to deal with his emotions too well. Also his therapist would have been had him locked up and mentally evaluated if he was schizophrenic. I do agree with the part where he isn’t our joker. I feel he is someone who inspires the real joker much like Jerome in gotham

  • Over 40
    Over 40 5 hours ago

    This movie looks like it borrowed from Penguins back story too

  • bc bc
    bc bc 5 hours ago

    My theory watching the trailer was that Arthur Fleck isn’t the Joker at all. That the Joker, and all DC comics, exist in the movie world as they do in our world, as fiction, and this mentally ill man adopts the character of the Joker

  • Liam Hutchinson
    Liam Hutchinson 5 hours ago

    He laughs for no reason because it’s a reaction of being scared. Todd Philips said it’s like a form of Tourette’s

  • Arnel Deomampo
    Arnel Deomampo 6 hours ago

    joker: **exis--
    matpat: ok, pause right there

  • KW reaper
    KW reaper 6 hours ago

    I know you dug a little bit into shinning in the it theory but the shinning is the most confusing and scary movies I’ve seen there so many unexplained things that no one understands the theory would be insane

  • Dakota Jones
    Dakota Jones 6 hours ago

    7:52 Grammar Nazis

  • 1800 Eat Phones
    1800 Eat Phones 7 hours ago +1

    This vid is hypothesized spoilers

  • shadowlord141
    shadowlord141 7 hours ago

    But remember Arthur has to become the joker so where he's waring his suit could just be after his transformation

  • Steven Lesmana
    Steven Lesmana 8 hours ago

    I think, the reason why Arthur Fleck leads a hords of crazy clown masked people so the goverment respect the ones that are on low grades/poor

  • Dylan
    Dylan 8 hours ago

    This theory is probably gonna end up being horribly wrong

  • yasemin ozut
    yasemin ozut 8 hours ago

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    NOOBEST GAMER 9 hours ago

    Ok matpat what I'm about to ask you is going to be a little tough
    WE NEED A MEME REVIEW THREOY what happen to Poppy Gloria of is the pewdiepie really dead in the I series pls do meh birthdays coming up uwu

  • batman yt
    batman yt 9 hours ago his video's are weird

  • Jordan Karras
    Jordan Karras 10 hours ago +2

    Greeeaaat.. now when I see this movie imma be thinkin way to hard ab if it's in his mind or not😂😂😂

  • Ariel Malsi Real
    Ariel Malsi Real 10 hours ago

    *[Sees The Thumbnail]*

  • Anguirus2012
    Anguirus2012 11 hours ago


  • jaime fantastic
    jaime fantastic 11 hours ago

    This joker is probably the father who gave the joker his smile.

  • rockmanx20
    rockmanx20 12 hours ago

    Do you know, all that it takes to go just one bad day.

  • Anmol Jhamb
    Anmol Jhamb 12 hours ago +1

    A new joker exists,
    Matpat: I am about to end this man's whole career.

  • James Cook
    James Cook 13 hours ago

    I think he real but not the iconic joker, it lines up with the 3 joker plot. It could even be an origin story where at the end you see a young boy who sees the joker and becomes the real joker. Him and Batman are roughly the same age so the idea doesn't seem to far off, kind of a yin and yang created from the same time to balance each other. That just happens to be the motivation for the real bronze age/ modern age joker. He doesn't want to kill Batman because he would have no reason to exist as it's his only true purpose.

  • lucky ME
    lucky ME 14 hours ago

    i bet you realise something and then like OMG! I've have to make a video about this

  • big chungs
    big chungs 15 hours ago

    this questioned my mental state

  • Alfredo Santiago
    Alfredo Santiago 16 hours ago

    I mean the movie was originally supposed to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as joker , so you’re probably spot on with this theory.

  • Junjun
    Junjun 16 hours ago

    The Joker is a franchise in the batman universe. When I said franchise it means the person behind this character was, is and will be different. This particular Joker is an influencer Joker.

  • Dark Flame Master
    Dark Flame Master 16 hours ago

    Hey MatPat or Austin
    Make theory about initial d
    About it's drifts and physics

  • Damien Wilson
    Damien Wilson 17 hours ago

    Joker actually knows he doesn't exist. He also states numerous times in the comics that Gotham doesn't exist that everyone are characters in a story. He is the Deadpool in the DC world except he's a villain.

  • smartcow360
    smartcow360 18 hours ago

    anyone got a list of film theories that were confirmed right/wrong?

  • Thalia Acosta
    Thalia Acosta 19 hours ago

    Before the episode started i got a trailer ad for JOKER

  • Familia Olivas
    Familia Olivas 19 hours ago


  • Josh Cabacungan
    Josh Cabacungan 19 hours ago

    Just found out you went to Medina high school, where I go. Thought that was cool

  • Andrecito Chesshero
    Andrecito Chesshero 20 hours ago

    Wow I liked you a long time ago
    Sadly , you dig very deeply into misdirected trailers
    Now joker is interesting
    It’s not really the title of the character otherwise the title would be the joker.
    With such a high leniency to the king of comedy and taxi.
    Authur May be the influence to the teenager or young man who is to be the joker.
    As knowing that Jared Leto joker is akin to being the lost Jason Todd. This one might show the only reasonable to live in this world is without reason. Is author the inspiration for this young man who has seen the Wayne’s take from the poor through their mob ties

  • Lucy Moody
    Lucy Moody 20 hours ago

    I'm not the joker, you're not the joker, this whole courtroom is not the joker!!!

  • The Rock Hound
    The Rock Hound 20 hours ago

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  • Jamz fam
    Jamz fam 20 hours ago

    Everytime I watch Matt, I'm blown away. He knows how to present his ideas in a way that just gets to you.

  • Jason Lucifer
    Jason Lucifer 20 hours ago

    I laugh

  • 1Charmed
    1Charmed 20 hours ago

    “Do I look like a man with a plan”

  • SpectralArrow
    SpectralArrow 20 hours ago

    You NEED to see "Powers" it used to be exclusively on playstation store, 2 full seasons , it rules

  • shernette estacio
    shernette estacio 21 hour ago

    Please do money heist 😍😍😍😍