Film Theory: Joker Ending Explained (ft. Pitch Meeting)


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  • God Sun
    God Sun  2 weeks back

    This was an awesome breakdown

    • OakcubeR
      OakcubeR  20 hours back

      Finally a top comment that isn’t humor but is good because it’s true

    • Armando Sanchez
      Armando Sanchez  2 days back

      God Sun The next movie will be jokers was really a black lady ,with powers to spear as man , then get bitten by a snail and becomes greenish and with a snails evil smile , hows that breakdown ?

    • Thescaryestpig3 C
      Thescaryestpig3 C  3 days back


    • Young Papa
      Young Papa  3 days back

      We can all agree that Jared Leto is the best joker tho

    • Jack Shill
      Jack Shill  3 days back

      Hello there

  • David Robinson
    David Robinson  5 minutes back

    Didn't find it that hard to follow tbh. Surprised at all the explanation vids and interesting to hear the different takes as people talk their way round the merry carousel

    • Evander Diadula
      Evander Diadula  19 minutes back

      This theory sucks ass. Him fantasising about being with the girl doesn't mean its all fake till the end. Its common sense. The movie explained that it was just that part was fake

      • Witcher Plays
        Witcher Plays  32 minutes back

        That’s nice

        That’s terrible

        That’s nice

        That’s terrible

        • aguyfromnothere
          aguyfromnothere  40 minutes back

          Actors and studios who make millions are hilarious making movies about killing the rich. When was the last time I laughed this hard - oh when the giant corporation Amazon made a TV series with an EVIL corporation. Actors, execs, and Amazon can cut out the middle man and kill themselves or give away all their money. Don't hold your breath.

          • Kitty
            Kitty  47 minutes back

            "Thats's nice" "That's terrible!" That alone had me falling off my chair 🤣

            • Ginxtra
              Ginxtra  47 minutes back

              I do actully think the scene where he is laughing while the other's dont is real. I don't think he gets the other jokes, idk. Amazing movie

              • waporvave
                waporvave  48 minutes back

                i feel that if the majority of the movie were to be fake, it'd belittle the message of the movie
                but great breakdown nonetheless!

                • GregRyan
                  GregRyan  1 hours back

                  I think one of the easy ways to understand where things are real / fake is when you can see his shoulder disformity. When it isn't real he is stood with a straight back but when he isn't and is slightly hunched which results in him being awkward in movement

                  • maroctech
                    maroctech  1 hours back

                    Its like when sin gives the man a fake sense of freedom and salvation

                    • mr. benson
                      mr. benson  1 hours back

                      The whole movie is fvcking fake

                      • not funny
                        not funny  2 hours back

                        Honestly if it was all just in his imagination that would be really disappointing. It's the worst plot device possible.

                        • Shaggy
                          Shaggy  2 hours back

                          His hairline changes in many different scenes from straight to bent maybe that shows what is real and fake

                          • ant 'NY
                            ant 'NY  2 hours back

                            This movie was amazing. No flash and bang. Just pure character development.

                            One thing that Todd Philips did was indirectly weave some of Batman into this standalone film. What is the ongoing theme in the Batman mythos? FEAR.
                            Think about Red Hood running away in fear only to jump off the ledge and into the chemicals. Because he was afraid. Because of fear, ultimately, he became the Joker.

                            All of Arthur's actions were done out of fear and defense. The shooting of the trio, stalking the neighbor, talking to Thomas Wayne, needing to find out the truth of his adoption. All of it was motivated by Fear.

                            As far as the reality/fiction portion: He's been in Arkham since the start of the movie, but he's just retelling/reliving his story to the therapist. (Remember the quick scene at the beginning of him banging his head against the door?) . Everything up to him going to find out he was adopted happened, but very very loosely. He's just putting the panache on it to make himself appear grand before the therapist. He's afraid that he won't be seen as good enough by telling a "boring" story.
                            The movie truly "ended" in Arkham when he found out he was adopted and abused. Security caught up with him for stealing the file and making the questionable statements to the clerk. The scene at the end where he's talking with the therapist is where it actually resumes the "reality" of it. Everything after that, Murray, escaping the cops, being seen as a hero was ALL imagination. Things he would have LIKED to see. It was at that point he decided to stop being afraid and do what he wanted to do. Sadly, the therapist got it. That's the point where he truly became Joker.

                            • Peter Kaminsky
                              Peter Kaminsky  2 hours back

                              No. The movie showed what was fake and what wasnt. There isnt also a list of fake stuff they choose not to tell.

                              • Srdjan Antic
                                Srdjan Antic  2 hours back

                                I don't think that he would fabricate everything, the whole uprising maybe, because he would fantasize about it, but why would he think of the whole adoption thinh and kill his mother, that moment definitely wasn' t a fantasy, which in turn validates beter part of the rest of the movie.

                                • Joseph Jones
                                  Joseph Jones  2 hours back

                                  3:29 Young Thug attacked the joker? Guess Arthur wasn’t slime enough🐍

                                  • Moreno Murinni
                                    Moreno Murinni  2 hours back

                                    Matpat has just begun grasping at straws at this point

                                    • bebopbountyhead
                                      bebopbountyhead  2 hours back

                                      It was all a dream.

                                      • Nyamisi Kweba
                                        Nyamisi Kweba  3 hours back

                                        Wait but if he’s a part of Bruce Wayne’s life in the future wouldn’t he be old. What I mean is if Arthur is like a middle aged man then how is he still around in the future without aging. Isn’t it possible for him to get old?

                                        • Keegan Tripp
                                          Keegan Tripp  3 hours back

                                          Can we all take a moment to say SORRY for all the real life clowns that make being a clown their job. Seriously think about it for awhile, with stuff like IT and JOKER ( which actually is in favor of rl clowns who do put up with people doing terrible things to them ) coming out people whose job it is to be a clown have been taking hard hits in recent years. So please be a good person and support people whose job it is to be clowns, for when you are in their shoes and have to take punches to YOUR paycheck just because parents get scared of a movie that has a clown in it and then cancel the clown for their child's birthday party or what we see at the hospital. I may get creeped out by some clowns, but I will always stand up for them or anyone whose paychecks are getting hit just because of a movie.

                                          • Chuck Baker
                                            Chuck Baker  3 hours back

                                            Love Pitch Meetings

                                            • BestieGirly#1
                                              BestieGirly#1  3 hours back

                                              ScreenRant Guy: Wait you’re not the usual guy!

                                              MatPat: Sure I am!

                                              ScreenRant Guy: Well if you say so....

                                              • Alex Anderson
                                                Alex Anderson  3 hours back

                                                Imagine that I've seen it with my mom, after the killing his mom scene she pulled me out of the theater

                                                • Eye Patch Guy
                                                  Eye Patch Guy  3 hours back

                                                  Thomas Wayne did get what he deserved. Consider this: Arthur Fleck, an abused citizen of Gotham living in poverty with a mental condition, an absolute train-wreck. This would’ve been the perfect PR for a mayoral run.

                                                  Instead of being a bastich to Arthur, he tells him the truth, offers him his support, all while doing it publicly. His support would skyrocket as he suddenly transforms from the judgemental elitist to the personal saviour of the people of Gotham.

                                                  He could’ve used Arthur as an indictment of the current system: an abused child with a mental condition was left for dead, even though his name was in the paper. If Thomas Wayne is elected, this wouldn’t happen.

                                                  However, his brashness and inability to empathise ruined his good standing with the public to such an extent that some passer by upon seeing Thomas took out his gun and killed him with his wife.

                                                  • Xtipwyr GAMING
                                                    Xtipwyr GAMING  3 hours back

                                                    Odds one out?

                                                    • Ann Dunnachie
                                                      Ann Dunnachie  3 hours back

                                                      Joaquin has said he played Arthur as A PTSD Sufferer...

                                                      • Mangonauts
                                                        Mangonauts  3 hours back

                                                        First time to view something from this channel (I think) and Film Theorists guy looks like a young Hugo Weaving?

                                                        • XthegreatwhyX
                                                          XthegreatwhyX  4 hours back

                                                          Hmmm... Doesn't really work. Why would he have fantasies of removing his fantasies?

                                                          • Josua Guilloux
                                                            Josua Guilloux  4 hours back

                                                            For me, Arthur is the son of Thomas Wayne, there is some clues in the movie which agree with that...
                                                            I saw the movie 3times, 2 in french version and 1 in English. At the end, we see that Arthur laughs, then we see Thomas Wayne and his wife dead, behind Bruce, and then we see Arthur laughs af and says to the woman that she can’t understand :
                                                            My opinion is that Thomas Wayne used his power to send Penny in Arkham, and in the same time cross his first son (who is ilegitime) of his life. So, Thomas Wayne is the responsable of the entire pain of Arthur, in addition to the fact that Arthur become the joker.
                                                            But the joker is responsible of the death of Thomas Wayne, indirectly, because he don’t planned this death, so ironically, Thomas Wayne, who is the father of Arthur, died because he abandoned his own son (with the creation of the joker, indirectly), Arthur takes revenge for his father, his worst enemy (who is the responsible of the fact that arthur’s life is horrible), without doing anything, and that’s terribly ironic, and he laughs for this, because he win against the man who destroyed his life.

                                                            (Sry for the english’s mistakes, I’m French and I already don’t speak english)

                                                            • ThePomoAa
                                                              ThePomoAa  4 hours back

                                                              Arthur did not kill the three guys in the subway.

                                                              • ThePomoAa
                                                                ThePomoAa  4 hours back

                                                                And his coworker, Randall, did, then gave him the gun to blur the lines, then told his boss that Arthur wanted to buy a gun from him, then checked on Arthur to ear about what he told the cops, because the cops were not fool, then died.
                                                                He tried to use the creepy weirdo from its job, and Arthur violent fantasies helped him.

                                                                Also :
                                                                - The number of shots does not align with the model of gun.
                                                                - I need to see the movie again, but I don't remember seeing the three guys at the back of the metro car.
                                                                - I saw the movie in French (because... I am), and they say the witnesses saw "a guy in a clown MASK" kill the three men, and Arthur does not where a mask, but make up in the scene we saw.
                                                                - The cops were not here to capture him. Would they run after him, if he was a mass murderer of 6-8 persons, a now known psycho and a dangerous criminal on the run? No, they would kill him while he runs down the stairs.

                                                            • Zero
                                                              Zero  5 hours back

                                                              Bro ur over thinking the whole thing. Whatever happened, happened it's that easy. Bc why would they show Bruce's parents getting killed in detail if it just never happened? Why would all that happen in Arthur's mind? He doesn't have any negative emotions towards the kid.

                                                              • Jourdan Immanuel
                                                                Jourdan Immanuel  5 hours back

                                                                Arthur's delusions are clearly a product of his medications. He stops hallucinating once he's off his meds. It's interesting because people incorrectly label the Joker as insane but the closer Arthur gets to full Joker, the more lucid, self-aware and confident he becomes (I assume the drugs would be slowly leaving his system too over this period of time).

                                                                Todd Phillips didn't realise how controversial giving Joker an origin would be to comic fans so I doubt he intented everything to be a delusion or lie. Like the video says, in true Joker fashion, Arthur is shown to be lacking a true identity as he was adopted (no real name given).

                                                                I think it's absoutely refreshing that Todd gave Joker some kind of origin that can't necessarily be labelled as pure fantasy like in The Killing Joke. This movie has revitalised The Joker as a character. '“Phoenix’s Joker brings something that no previous version has had: Humanity.” - Michael Rougheau

                                                                • Konstantin Voloshin
                                                                  Konstantin Voloshin  5 hours back

                                                                  What *Inception ending* video are you talking about? I cannot seem to find it. Was it deleted?

                                                                  • Konstantin Voloshin
                                                                    Konstantin Voloshin  5 hours back

                                                                    Oh, is it this one?

                                                                • 2salzig2spucknapp
                                                                  2salzig2spucknapp  5 hours back

                                                                  this guy in the blue jacket has all his face sliders to the right

                                                                  • Ahmed Sherif
                                                                    Ahmed Sherif  5 hours back

                                                                    I think the ending is real cause of the Bruce’s parents death scene

                                                                    • Ryce Gabriel Major
                                                                      Ryce Gabriel Major  5 hours back

                                                                      Therefore, area 51 raid is the Joker movie since they were both caused by a domino affect

                                                                      • yee yee
                                                                        yee yee  5 hours back

                                                                        IM IN STICHES “stop looking at me like that :)” “okay :)”

                                                                        • Bald DeGea
                                                                          Bald DeGea  5 hours back

                                                                          Did you watch the movie?

                                                                          • Jourdan Immanuel
                                                                            Jourdan Immanuel  5 hours back

                                                                            The Bruce Wayne scene was only there for fan service?

                                                                            I thought it was an essential scene, absolutely poetic and defines Joker and Batman's relationship. The Joker wants Batman to laugh at the absolute absurdity and misery of life that Batman fights against. It foreshadows their relationship as a whole. Arthur cannot get Bruce to laugh.

                                                                            It's very moving because at this point Arthur just wants to make Bruce laugh at his routine, he doesn't know Thomas will die, he isn't trying to get Bruce to laugh at absurdity but at innocent comedy.

                                                                            • Nightcore Niche
                                                                              Nightcore Niche  6 hours back

                                                                              This entirely changed my perception of what happened. AWESOME!

                                                                              • Mr Grimm
                                                                                Mr Grimm  6 hours back

                                                                                What further emphasises this was a picture, or a few, I saw on the Internet which was about some scenes in Joker, which I didn't catch when watching the movie, are the clocks. The clocks in these scenes are all the same, its like time never moved nor changed, which makes think even more about the fact that did any of these events in the movie ever took place? And maybe, like what was said in this video, the joke that we wouldn't understand at the end, was any of this real? Or was it all in his head when he was in Arkham?

                                                                                • archangelum
                                                                                  archangelum  6 hours back

                                                                                  Brilliant as Ever! I'm leaning towards none of it happens. Just one crazy 2-hour session with therapist in Arkham.

                                                                                  • Fruit 12
                                                                                    Fruit 12  6 hours back

                                                                                    U forgot about the thing that happened before he went to murray :)

                                                                                    • Luiz Eduardo
                                                                                      Luiz Eduardo  6 hours back

                                                                                      "His dad should be ashamed" - T. Wayne.
                                                                                      Holy shit! That was brilliant!!

                                                                                      • F1RC St0Rmzyy
                                                                                        F1RC St0Rmzyy  6 hours back

                                                                                        Arthur Hecc?

                                                                                        • Benjamin Tozser
                                                                                          Benjamin Tozser  7 hours back

                                                                                          Shit. You guys suck

                                                                                          • Zack Morris Does Things

                                                                                            I feel like most of the movie was real. There are scenes that are absolutely happening, and the scene at the end indicates that he was eventually locked up for what he did. What actually happens when these scenes are playing out is up for debate.